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For more than two decades, Michael Rogoff has successfully guided clients through a wide array of government investigations and related complex civil litigation, particularly in the life science industry. He is Co-Chair of the firm's False Claims Act practice and has an active civil litigation practice defending companies in False Claims Act (FCA) and other follow-on litigation after government investigations.

Michael spent over five years as a federal prosecutor at the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where he tried numerous cases to verdict, prosecuting federal criminal cases involving fraud, labor racketeering, money laundering, narcotics trafficking and murder in aid of racketeering. During his tenure, Michael received the distinguished Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney.

Michael 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.


  • Numerous pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics companies and executives in federal and state criminal and civil government investigations and internal investigations involving allegations of off-label promotion, anti-kickback statute violations, FCA violations and other issues related to sales, marketing and pricing practices.
  • Medical device manufacturer in a federal criminal investigation involving alleged manufacturing deficiencies.
  • 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 U.S. 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.
  • Private for profit school in investigation by New York Attorney General regarding allegations that school misled consumers through its advertising and operated without a license.
  • Various clients in municipal corruption investigation by New York District Attorney’s Office.
  • 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.


Chambers USA
False Claims Act (Nationwide) (2023-2024)
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New York) (2013-2024)
LMG Life Sciences Awards
Government Investigations Attorney of the Year (2023)
Best Lawyers
Criminal Defense: White-Collar (NY) (2013-2024)



  • J.D., New York University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Rochester, magna cum laude, with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society


  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Government & Military Service

  • Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York


  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, The Honorable Walter E. Black, Jr.


  • 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