Michael Rogoff

Michael A. Rogoff

Partner

Michael Rogoff co-heads the firm's White Collar Litigation practice. An experienced trial and appellate lawyer whose practice is concentrated in the areas of white collar and civil litigation, Mr. Rogoff has represented major US and international corporations, as well as corporate directors and individuals, in a wide variety of disputes involving health care, securities, product liability, antitrust, consumer class action, trademark and copyright, trade secrets and breach of contract. Mr. Rogoff is also experienced in conducting internal investigations, as well as representing clients in SEC and grand jury investigations.

Mr. Rogoff was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1991 to 1997, where he investigated and prosecuted federal criminal cases involving fraud, labor racketeering, money laundering, narcotics trafficking and murder in aid of racketeering. During his tenure, Mr. Rogoff received the distinguished Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney.

Mr. Rogoff received his law degree from New York University School of Law, where he was an Articles Editor for the Annual Survey of American Law and received the Moot Court Advocacy Award for Outstanding Brief.

Experience

  • Numerous pharmaceutical companies in federal and state criminal and civil government investigations and internal investigations involving allegations of off-label promotion, anti-kickback statute violations, False Claims Act violations and other issues related to sales, marketing and pricing practices.
  • Investment firm and its convertible bond traders, and the head of the arbitrage department of a major brokerage firm in grand jury and SEC investigations of insider trading and other violations.
  • Special committee of independent directors of the largest US diagnostic-imaging company in conducting internal investigation of related party transactions by various directors.
  • Former treasurer and chief financial officer of major pharmaceutical company in criminal, SEC and related civil investigations regarding allegations of accounting improprieties.
  • Various clients in momentum trading, LIBOR and foreign exchange manipulation investigations by multiple agencies, including DOJ, SEC, CFTC and FCA.
  • Various clients in mutual fund (market timing/late trading) and insurance brokerage (bid rigging) investigations by the New York Attorney General.
  • Executives of Fortune 500 corporations and major accounting firms in securities and accounting fraud investigations.

Recognition

Best Lawyers
Criminal Defense: White-Collar, New York (2013-2017)
Burton Award
Legal Achievement, Best Law Firm Writers (2011)
Chambers USA
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, New York (2013-2016)
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Credentials

Education
  • JD, New York University School of Law
  • BA, University of Rochester, magna cum laude, with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society
Admissions
  • New York
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Government and Military Service
  • Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York

Activities
  • Member, New York Council of Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member, Federal Bar Council
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