Rodolfo Ruiz (Board Vice Chair)

The Honorable Rodolfo (“Rudy”) Ruiz II (T’02) is a United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of Florida.  Prior to his confirmation to the federal bench, he was a Circuit Court Judge for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida from 2014 through 2019, and a Miami-Dade County Court Judge from 2012 through 2014.  Before entering judicial service, Judge Ruiz was an Assistant County Attorney with the Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office, where he represented Miami-Dade County and government employees in federal and state court at both trial and appellate levels.  Judge Ruiz was also an associate with White & Case L.L.P., where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, asset-backed financings, and general corporate matters.