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Elliot Rosenwald helps clients achieve successful outcomes in a diverse set of government enforcement and white-collar defense matters, complex civil litigation, and internal investigations. Elliot has particular experience in False Claims Act (FCA) matters involving pharmaceutical firms, healthcare providers, and a broad range of government contractors. In addition, Elliot frequently participates in internal investigations and defends clients in investigations and enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other regulators, including matters relating to the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Elliot’s litigation experience has included matters in state and federal court at all stages from case initiation through appeal. 

Elliot is strongly committed to the firm’s pro bono mission, and particularly to the firm’s program providing pro bono representation to individuals facing criminal prosecution in D.C. Superior Court. He has also served two terms on the firm’s Committee of Associates. During law school, Elliot was editor-in-chief of the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy.


  • Government contractor in successful dismissal of FCA “reverse false claims” suit, including as primary author of successful motion for attorneys’ fees.
  • Investment banker in successfully obtaining termination of SEC investigation regarding alleged manipulative stock trading.
  • Former executive in successfully obtaining termination of SEC investigation arising from a SPAC transaction.
  • Government contractor in government investigation regarding cybersecurity practices.
  • Pharmaceutical companies in FCA cases arising from alleged price misreporting.
  • Healthcare providers in FCA suits alleging noncompliance with licensure requirements.
  • Bank in investigation regarding compliance with anti-money laundering requirements.
  • Closely held corporation in internal investigation regarding executive’s embezzlement of company funds.
  • Broker-dealer in earning a rare judgment as a matter of law in arbitration relating to alleged securities fraud.



  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2020, cum laude
  • B.A., Economics, The George Washington University


  • District of Columbia