Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal appointed Paul R. Rodríguez to serve as the Acting Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs in March 2018.
Before assuming leadership of the Division, Rodríguez served as Acting Counsel to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio where he provided advice and strategic guidance to the mayor and top administrative officials on legal management, and policy objectives.
Prior to joining the de Blasio administration, Rodríguez was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York City where he worked in a variety of areas, including financing transactions, securities regulation, and intellectual property.
Rodríguez previously served as a projects specialist for U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, specializing in transportation, infrastructure, organized labor, and homeland security.
Rodríguez received his law degree from Yale Law School and graduated summa cum laude from Montclair State University with a B.A. in Political Science.
Rodríguez will serve in an acting capacity pending confirmation by the State Senate.