Allison M. Rochford

Associate

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Allison Rochford focuses her developing litigation practice on complex commercial litigation, as well as white collar defense and corporate investigations related to federal criminal and regulatory investigations, securities regulations and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance. Prior to law school, Allison worked in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. With experience working in government offices and handling federal policy work, Allison has a unique perspective on client needs and how to tackle potential issues that may arise.

Select Experience

  • Representing individuals in joint SEC and DOJ investigations and litigation alleging insider trading.
  • Representing corporate officers in connection with allegations of accounting and securities fraud.
  • Represented an entity, high-profile individuals and former government officials in the investigation conducted by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
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Experience

  • Representing individuals in joint SEC and DOJ investigations and litigation alleging insider trading.
  • Representing corporate officers in connection with allegations of accounting and securities fraud.
  • Represented an entity, high-profile individuals and former government officials in the investigation conducted by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
  • Represented clients in FCPA investigations relating to Latin America, Southeast Asia, Brazil, and China.
  • Assisted in the representation of a high-level supervisor at Volkswagen during its diesel emissions scandal investigation, which resulted in a non-prosecution agreement for the client.
  • Currently assisting on the representation of a number of domestic and international clients in connection with ongoing investigations by the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Elections Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Legal Counsel for the Elderly's Young Lawyer Alliance

Pro Bono

  • Successfully defended the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington in a real estate lawsuit. The Boys & Girls Clubs won on a Motion to Dismiss, granted with prejudice and were awarded significant attorneys’ fees and costs.
  • Currently representing a non-profit organization in active Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation seeking records from the Office of Management and Budget regarding the decennial census.
  • Serves as Associate Pro Bono Coordinator for BakerHostetler's Washington, D.C., office.

Prior Positions

  • Office of Senator Sherrod Brown
    • Legislative Aide (2012 to 2013)
    • Legislative Correspondent (2010 to 2012)
  • Office of Congresswoman Betty Sutton
    • Staff Assistant (2010)
    • Field Representative and Caseworker (2008 to 2010)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 2016
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Akron, 2009, summa cum laude