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Michael A. Rogoff

Kaye Scholer LLP
New York, NY, USA

Michael Rogoff, Co-Chair of Kaye Scholer’s Complex Commercial Litigation Department and Chair of the White Collar Litigation and Internal Investigations Practice Group, is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer whose practice is concentrated in the areas of white collar and civil litigation. He has represented major U.S. 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. He is a co-author of the Kaye Scholer LLP Deskbook on Internal Investigations, Corporate Compliance and White Collar Issues (Practising Law Institute 2007, rev. 2010).

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.

He is recommended in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 editions of The Legal 500, and recognized for adding “significant vitality and experience to the litigation practice.”

Media Appearances

Mr. Rogoff has appeared on and provided commentary for CNN’s “Burden of Proof,” and MSNBC’s “Judge & Jury” and “Crosstalk NBC” television news shows.

Representative Matters (Show All)Represented former treasurer and chief financial officer of major pharmaceutical company in criminal, SEC and related civil investigations regarding allegations of accounting improprieties. Represented clients in grand jury and SEC investigations of insider trading and other violations. Clients include an investment firm and its convertible bond traders, and the head of the arbitrage department of a major brokerage firm. Represented clients in mutual fund (market timing/late trading) and insurance brokerage (bid rigging) investigations by the New York Attorney General. Represented executives of Fortune 500 corporations and major accounting firms in securities and accounting fraud investigations. Represented pharmaceutical company in phenylpropanolamine (“PPA”) product liability cases. In that regard, Mr. Rogoff supervised cases throughout the United States, deposing and defending numerous medical experts, coordinating trial strategy and litigation efforts nationwide and with other manufacturers. Litigation team won four defense verdicts; there were no plaintiff verdicts. Represented mg technologies in connection with various commercial disputes in the United States arising out of mg’s $2 billion loss trading oil derivatives.

New York University School of Law, J.D.; Articles Editor, Annual Survey of American Law; Moot Court Advocacy Award for Outstanding Brief
University of Rochester, B.A., magna cum laude; with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society

Law Clerk to the Honorable Walter E. Black, Jr., United States District Court for the District of Maryland (1987–88)

Bar Admission(s)
New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


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