Carleigh Rodriguez is a partner in the Firm’s Environmental Transactional Practice Group in the Washington, D.C., office. She counsels clients in all areas of environmental law across a variety of industries, primarily in the context of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, securities offerings, financing transactions, bankruptcies and real estate transactions.

Carleigh conducts environmental due diligence, manages environmental consultants, negotiates purchase and sale agreements, lease agreements and credit agreements, and assists in the procurement of environmental insurance policies. She counsels clients on environmental liabilities and the allocation and/or mitigation of environmental risks in the context of transactions and environmental regulatory compliance matters.

Carleigh is also an active volunteer with the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. In addition, Carleigh has counseled the National Woman’s Party on various matters, including the designation of its headquarters as the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument in 2016.


Thought Leadership


Carleigh Trappe Rodriguez, Note, Assessing & Mending the Great Lakes: A Call for Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment in the Amended Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, 24 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 559 (2012).


Recognized in Legal 500 U.S. for Environment: Transactional, 2022–2023


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013Maryland
  • 2014District of Columbia


  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.cum laude2013
    Managing Editor, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review
  • Duke UniversityM.E.M., Coastal Environmental Management2004
  • Vanderbilt UniversityB.A., Biology & Environmental Studies2000