• 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, and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as by various state and local law enforcement agencies. She also works with clients proactively to identify and remediate potential vulnerabilities to fraud and abuse, provides guidance on creating and improving compliance initiatives, and conducts internal investigations. 

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. Publications in 2015 include articles on healthcare enforcement trends and on anti-corruption, appearing in the New York Law Journal and Law360. In November 2015, she will be part of the faculty at the CEELI Institute, providing anti-corruption training. 

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.

Bridget is a contributor to the Mintz Levin Health Law & Policy Matters blog as well as the Securities Matters blog.

Representative Matters

  • Represented executives of a global financial institution in connection with a multi-agency FCPA investigation
  • Represented hedge fund manager in an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York
  • Represented employees of an international insurance organization with respect to a DOJ/SEC investigation
  • Served as counsel to the court-appointed independent monitor of a major union subject to a consent order in the Southern District of New York

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
  • Finance committee member and lector at Oratory Churches of St. Boniface
  • Volunteer and supporter for organizations assisting homeless and low income families including Nazareth Housing and Unbound

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