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District of Columbia

Practice area:

White collar crime

Drawing upon three decades of experience as a federal prosecutor and senior government official, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein helps clients resolve sensitive regulatory, enforcement and litigation challenges. His practice focuses on government investigations, crisis management, national security and cyber issues, tax controversies, compliance and monitoring. 

Rod served in leadership positions in the U.S. Department of Justice during the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump, including as Deputy Attorney General and U.S. Attorney for Maryland. He personally represented the United States in 23 jury trials and argued 21 appeals in various appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. 

As the second-highest ranking Department of Justice official from 2017 to 2019, Rod was responsible for overseeing 115,000 employees nationwide in the litigating divisions, law enforcement agencies and U.S. Attorney’s Offices. He revised policies concerning corporate criminal prosecutions and parallel domestic and foreign investigations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters, and health care fraud cases. He also reviewed significant proposed criminal and civil enforcement actions, False Claims Act settlements, and corporate monitor appointments. Rod led the Task Force on Market Integrity and Consumer Fraud and the Cyber-Digital Task Force, and he handled national security matters reviewed by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). 


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude 
  • B.S. Economics, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, Beta Gamma Sigma, Royal Society of Arts Silver Medal 


Updated Sep 2021