Bridget M. Rohde

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New York


  • University of Maryland (JD, with Honors, 1986)
  • College of Notre Dame - Maryland (BA, Magna Cum Laude, 1983)

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  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New York

Bridget, a former chief of the Criminal Division of the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, has extensive experience handling matters involving allegations of corporate fraud, both from her tenure as a federal prosecutor and from her current work defending corporations and individual clients. She regularly handles matters involving the Department of Justice, US Attorneys’ Offices, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, New York State Attorney General's Office, and Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. 

Bridget has extensive experience in federal court, where she has won numerous jury trials and successfully argued numerous appeals. She previously supervised and personally conducted complex criminal investigations, including witness interviews, document review, and coordination with federal and state law enforcement agencies. She now counsels corporations and individuals with respect to investigations and compliance, and also conducts proactive reviews for fraud and corruption. Bridget’s experience includes matters involving business and securities fraud, health care fraud, public corruption, racketeering, money laundering, tax offenses, and antiquities.

Additionally, Bridget currently serves as counsel to the Court-appointed monitor for the New York City District Council of Carpenters and its Benefit Funds.

Bridget has taught, written, and presented on white collar issues. Recently, she spoke about insider trading post-Galleon at an event sponsored by the Association of Corporate Counsel Greater New York. Notably, she authored The Government Investigator Is Knocking: Now What? — a 132-page guide published by the Association of Corporate Counsel. Another recent publication is a July 2010 article in the New York Law Journal about changes in federal law regarding theft of honest services. Other articles written by Bridget address proactively reviewing corporate policies and practices to avoid fraud and abuse and being ethically compliant when conducting investigations.

Bridget has frequently been recognized for her outstanding trial and investigative skills. She received the prestigious Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant US Attorney from the United States Attorney General. She also received the Federal Prosecutor of the Year Award from the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation. Additionally, Bridget has lectured at the ABA Securities Fraud Institute, US Department of Justice, US Department of Labor, New York City Bar, New York County Lawyers’ Association, Federal Bar Association, and elsewhere on criminal law, ethical issues, RICO, securities fraud, trial advocacy, and other topics.

After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Frederic N. Smalkin of the US District Court, District of Maryland. Before becoming an Assistant US Attorney, Bridget was a litigation associate at Piper & Marbury in Baltimore.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Director’s Award for Superior Performance, US Attorney General
  • Federal Prosecutor of the Year Award, Federal Law Enforcement Foundation
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Best Lawyers in America: Criminal Defense: White Collar (2013 – 2015)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, SDNY EDNY Local Rules Committee

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