Adilene Rosales

Adilene Rosales

Washington, D.C.

Email adilene.rosales@​

Phone +1 202 637 2460

Fax +1 202 637 5910

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Adilene Rosales draws on years of public policy experience to guide clients through the labyrinth of rules, requirements, and considerations for doing business with the federal government. She works with businesses and nonprofit institutions through all stages of their federal contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements.

Adilene regularly counsels clients on government contract compliance issues related to privacy, small business contracting, mergers and acquisitions, and subcontracting.

She helps universities establish and maintain international education programs, including study abroad, foreign campuses, collaboration agreements, and student recruitment. In the federal grants space, she has experience conducting internal investigations related to research misconduct. She also helps universities and businesses navigate the impacts of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on their global operations.

A part-time student by night and a legislative assistant for a senior member of Congress by day, Adilene worked throughout law school in the U.S. House of Representatives, handling a wide range of public policy issues, including education, small business, civil rights, housing, and immigration.

Adilene is passionate about pro bono causes, particularly those related to immigration. She served as part of a team of Hogan Lovells lawyers who traveled to Dilley, Texas in 2018, where she provided legal advice to immigrant mothers and children detained at the detention center, many of whom had only recently been reunited after having been separated under the administration's family separation policy.

Education and admissions


J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, magna cum laude, 2017

A.B., The University of Georgia, 2011


Member, Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Member, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


Representative experience

Prepared agreements for international education programs, including study abroad, student exchange, and dual/joint degree initiatives.

Conducted internal investigations into possible research misconduct, including interviewing key staff members in their native Spanish language.

Drafted GDPR-compliant study abroad privacy notices and policy documents for U.S.-based universities.

Led due diligence government contracts review for prominent research centers and universities involving multimillion-dollar acquisitions and mergers.

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