Rocío Rodríguez Ruiz

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Rocío Ruiz is an associate in the Transactional Practice Group in the Firm’s Houston office. Prior to joining the Firm, she served as a judicial intern to both the Honorable Stephen Wm. Smith and the Honorable Mary Milloy of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Practice Focus

Rocío’s experience includes domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, project development, strategic alliances and corporate reorganizations, often involving complex, multijurisdictional carve-out transactions. She primarily focuses on the energy sector and has experience with oil and gas, petrochemical, and renewable energy transactions. She also assists clients with integrations and general corporate matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented a NYSE-listed global specialty chemicals company in the USD 530 million sale of its global business unit through a competitive auction process.
  • Represented an international energy company in a joint venture to develop, own, and operate new terminal storage facilities in Mexico.
  • Represented a NYSE-listed energy company in the negotiation of a NAESB contract to secure long-term supply of natural gas for its business.
  • Represented an international natural gas and electrical energy utilities company in its acquisition of a renewable energy company.
  • Represented a private chemical company in the sale of the company through a competitive auction process to a private equity purchaser.
  • Represented a publicly-traded major U.S. power company in the negotiation and sale of a USD 260 million 360-megawatt gas-fired peaking power plant to a utility in the Southeast U.S.
  • Represented the North American arm of a global industrial gas company in its strategic acquisition of a turboexpander business unit.
  • Represented a leading U.S. solar panel company in the sale of the company through a competitive auction process to a private equity purchaser.
  • Represented an international energy company in connection with the disposition of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and gas assets to a private equity-sponsored management team.
  • Represents corporations in multijurisdictional corporate reorganizations.


  • Texas~United States (2017)


  • University of Houston Law Center (JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Order of the Barons, Houston Law Review) (2017)
  • Agnes Scott College (BA, cum laude) (2009)


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Author, "School-to-Prison Pipeline: An Evaluation of Zero Tolerance Policies and Their Alternatives," 54 Houston Law Review 803, 2017