Overview

Rocio Blanco Garcia counsels and represents clients in a broad range of labor and employment matters. She has handled cases before state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Florida Commission on Human Relations. Rocio also has considerable experience in leaves and accommodations and devotes a significant portion of her practice to advising clients nationwide on leaves of absences and the Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition, she counsels employers in best practices on other employment law matters, including:

  • Reviewing and drafting employee handbooks and policies
  • Hiring, performance management, and termination
  • Conducting investigations related to employee misconduct, discrimination, harassment or retaliation
  • Preventing discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims

Before joining Littler, Rocio was a senior assistant county attorney with the Broward County Office of the County Attorney, where she represented Florida's second largest county in harassment and discrimination matters and labor proceedings. Rocio also has extensive experience handling appeals, including before the Fourth District Court of Appeal and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

While in law school, Rocio was the symposium editor of the FIU Law Review and worked for a boutique firm handling complex litigation, including mass torts. She graduated in the top five of her law school class.

Rocio is Board Certified in City, County, and Local Government by The Florida Bar.

Recognition

Recipient, CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Skills and Values III, Civil Procedure, International Law, Family Law, Banking Regulations, Bankruptcy Law, and Products Liability

Florida International University College of Law

Recipient, American Bankruptcy Law Journal Prize for the highest grade in Bankruptcy Law

Florida International University College of Law

Speaking Engagements

Discrimination on Grounds of Obesity - Do the Discrimination Laws Ensure Sufficient Protection?

International Bar Association Annual Conference

November 2, 2022

FMLA and ADA Issues for Employers

Client Webinar

October 12, 2022

Post-Roe Roulette: How the Dobbs Decision Impacts Employer-Sponsored Benefit Plans and Employment Policies

Association of Corporate Counsel – South Florida Chapter, Hollywood, FL

September 16, 2022

Return to Work in a COVID-19 World: Hospitality Perspective

Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association

May 19, 2021

Education

  • J.D., Florida International University College of Law, 2012magna cum laude
  • B.S., Florida International University, 2008magna cum laude

Languages

  • Spanish

Bar Admission

Florida

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida