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, a former federal prosecutor, counsels organizations and individuals with respect to investigations being conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and U.S. Commodity and Futures Trading Commission, as well as by various state and local law enforcement agencies. This has included representing individuals employed in the financial and insurance industries, in high profile securities and financial fraud investigations over the last several years. She also works with clients to identify and remediate potential vulnerabilities to fraud and abuse, conducting internal investigations for private and public sector clients and providing guidance on creating and improving compliance initiatives. 

Additionally, over the course of the last several years, Ms. Rohde served as counsel to the court-appointed monitor of a major labor union subject to a consent order in connection with a civil racketeering case 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 in areas including Business and Securities Fraud, Civil Rights, Narcotics, Organized Crime and Racketeering, Public Corruption and Violent Crimes and Terrorism. During her tenure at the Office, including as 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 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Notable cases included the prosecutions of a La Cosa Nostra captain for racketeering involving domination of the scrap metal industry, a La Cosa Nostra underboss for labor racketeering and a Russian organized crime boss for extortion and immigration fraud.

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 recently released OECD foreign bribery report, appearing in the New York Law Journal. She also appears as a panelist at professional conferences and in webinars regarding financial crimes and health care enforcement.

Following her graduation with Honors 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 – 2016)
  • 2004 Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • 1998 Federal Law Enforcement Foundation Federal Prosecutor Award

Professional & Community Involvement

  • SDNY EDNY Local Rules Committee
  • Parish lector and finance committee member
  • Volunteer for organizations assisting low income families

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