Shawn Rodriguez

Crisis Text Line

General Counsel

Shawn Rodriguez is the General Counsel for Crisis Text Line -- a nonprofit which provides free crisis support at your fingertips, 24/7, via text message, exchanging over 125 million messages with texters in the U.S. since its August 2013 launch, and performing over 30,000 rescues of texters at imminent risk of suicide.
Shawn oversees all legal matters for the org, leads its legal and public safety advisory boards, and has facilitated its expansion into several international markets since joining the org in 2018. He works to support and protect all facets of the org, including its state of the art tech and data teams, clinical supervisors, and thousands of volunteer Crisis Counselors.
Before joining Crisis Text Line, Shawn was an associate at the global law firm of Gibson Dunn, working on white collar criminal defense, governmental and internal investigations, complex commercial litigation, employment law, and privacy matters.
Shawn is also the proud son of a retired NYPD detective.