Rockard “Rocky” Delgadillo
Rockard “Rocky” Delgadillo has more than 30 years of experience in litigation, economic development transactions, and government law and public policy, including serving an eight-year tenure as the City of Los Angeles City Attorney. As the city’s chief lawyer and chief criminal prosecutor, Delgadillo led more than 550 attorneys who comprise the second largest municipal law firm in the nation. He was the first Latino to win citywide office in more than 100 years when he was elected in 2001.
Today, as a partner in DLA Piper’s Los Angeles office, Delgadillo works closely with a variety of local companies to offer advice on strategic development and growth. Among his recent work has been advising an aerospace manufacturer in matters related to the pandemic, while assisting the company in acquisitions; and guiding real estate investment firm Square Mile Capital Management in the opening of an eight-story, 253-room, 206,000 square foot Hilton Hotel in Santa Monica.