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Bridget M. Rohde

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Education

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

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New York

Bridget Rohde is a member of the Litigation Section, practicing primarily in the areas of white collar criminal defense, corporate compliance and investigations, and monitorships.

Ms. Rohde represents clients in a variety of criminal, civil and regulatory matters.  She counsels corporate and individual clients in investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.  This has included successfully representing individuals in high-profile securities and financial fraud investigations conducted by numerous law enforcement agencies over the course of the last several years.  Ms. Rohde also conducts internal investigations and provides guidance on creating and improving compliance initiatives.  Additionally, since June 2010, Ms. Rohde has served as counsel to the Court-appointed monitor of a major labor union subject to a consent order in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Previously, Ms. Rohde was Chief of the Criminal Division for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, where she supervised approximately 100 Assistant U.S. Attorneys.  During her tenure at the Office, including as a line assistant, Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, she personally conducted complex criminal investigations, handled numerous jury trials and argued appeals before the Second Circuit.

Ms. Rohde has taught, written and presented on white collar criminal defense and related issues in numerous venues.  She taught White Collar Crime at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  Her most recent publications include articles on healthcare enforcement trends, appearing in the New York Law Journal and Law360, and an article reviewing the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision on cell phone privacy, appearing in Law360.  She also frequently appears as a panelist at professional conferences, including the ABA Securities Fraud Institute.

Following her graduation from the University of Maryland School of Law, Ms. Rohde clerked for the Honorable Frederic N. Smalkin, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and was a litigation associate handling complex commercial litigation and products liability cases at Piper and Marbury.

Recognitions & Awards

  • 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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