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 authoredThe 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 theNew York Law Journalabout 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.
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• Quoted inBig Lots CEO to Leave Amid Report of Stock Sale SEC Probe,Bloomberg (12.05.2012)
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• Mintz Levin Attorney Bridget Rohde to Participate in the American Bar Association's Fifth Annual National Institute on Securities Fraud, (09.27.2010)
• Mintz Levin Expands Health Care Enforcement Defense Practice Group, (07.06.2009)
• The Government Investigator Is Knocking: Now What?,Association of Corporate Counsel (2009)
• Mintz Levin Expands White Collar Crime and Corporate Investigations Practice in New York, (01.08.2007)
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 - 2014)
Author,Clear-Eyed Ruling on Cellphone Privacy From High Court,Law360 (06.25.2014)
• The Strike Force Approach to Combatting Health Care Fraud,New York Law Journal (02.10.2014)
• Co-author,A Review of Health Care Enforcement in 2013: Part 2,Law360 (02.06.2014)
• Co-author,A Review of Health Care Enforcement in 2013: Part 1,Law360 (02.05.2014)
• Co-author,Health Care Enforcement in 2013: A Year in Review,Health Care Enforcement Defense Advisory (01.13.2014)
• Co-author,No Clear Rule on Warrantless Cellphone Searches,Law360 (04.01.2013)
• Co-author,Government Access to Email and Data Stored Online,New York Law Journal (01.29.2013)
• Author,How to Avoid Criminal Liability for Errant Employees,Law360 (09.07.2012)
• Co-author,The DOJ's FCPA Crackdown on the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Industry,Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Alert (09.23.2010)
• Co-author,After Supreme Court's Honest Services Fraud Ruling, Questions Remain,New York Law Journal (07.14.2010)
• Co-author,Fraud and Abuse Enforcement: Big Recoveries in 2009; Big Plans for 2010,Health Care Enforcement Defense Alert (05.17.2010)
• Co-author,Khuzami Announces Initiative To Encourage Cooperation by Individuals and Companies with SEC Investigations,Securities Litigation White Collar Defense Alert (01.14.2010)
• Author,DOJ Criminal Chief's Recent Speech Foreshadows Increased FCPA Prosecutions and Reminds Companies to Implement and Follow Best Practices,Article (01.07.2010)
• Author,Taking Stock of Your Own House: Proactively Responding to the Subprime Mortgage Crisis,CFO.com (07.22.2008)
Speaker,2014 Enforcement Outlook for Public Companies in the Health Care & Life Sciences Sectors,2014 Enforcement Outlook for Public Companies in the Health Care and Life Sciences Sectors, Mintz Levin, Webinar (02.26.2014)
• Faculty,FCPA Long Arm Jurisdiction: How Far Can SEC and DOJ Reach?,8th Annual National Institute on Securities Fraud, American Bar Association, New Orleans, LA (10.24.2013)
• Panelist,Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) & UK Bribery Act: Lessons to Be Learned from Current Developments,Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act: Lessons to be Learned from Current Developm, Mintz Levin, Webinar (04.25.2012)
• Speaker,Confessions of an Inside Trader,The Confessions of an Inside Trader, The Samuel & Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance of the Benjamin N.Cardozo School of Law at, New York, NY (02.02.2012)
• Speaker,Dodd-Frank's New Tools for the SEC Tool Box,National Institute on Securities Fraud, American Bar Association, New Orleans, LA (11.03.2011)
• Speaker,Change? DOJ's New Guidance on Criminal Discovery (Ethics),National Institute on Securities Fraud Conference, American Bar Association (10.08.2010)