Rochelle Swartz

Senior Associate

New York

Rochelle Swartz is a senior associate in the Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution group in Orrick's New York office.

Rochelle has experience representing individuals and companies in all stages of complex litigation, from pleadings through trial, final judgment, and appeal. She practices both civil and criminal law in federal and state courts across the country.

Rochelle has particular expertise in disputes involving the government. During her tenure at Orrick, Rochelle has litigated almost a dozen Article 78 challenges in Supreme Courts around the state, including petitions raising issues of statutory and constitutional law. She has also led several of those petitions through subsequent appeals to the Appellate Division and the Court of Appeals. In addition, Rochelle has experience defending individuals in federal investigations and prosecutions involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) 

Rochelle's current engagements include representing companies in complex actions involving products liability, trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and bet-the-company contract disputes. She also manages a large docket of civil rights pro bono matters. 

  • Before joining Orrick, Rochelle served as law clerk to the Honorable Steven L. Tiscione in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    From 2021-2022, Rochelle was the Racial Justice Fellow at the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Criminal Justice Project).

  • Campbell v. Stanford - Lead attorney in various ongoing Article 78 actions (to be featured in 2024 HBO documentary film). 

    Avon Talc Litigation - Member of the Orrick legal team defending Avon in asbestos-related talc litigation. 

    Rhode-NYC LLC v. Bieber et al (2022) Represented fashion company in high profile trademark infringement action against Hailey Bieber. 

    Catchings v. Wilson (2021) - Part of legal team that won key COVID-19 protections from Maryland government on behalf of plaintiff class. 

    Johnson & Johnson Talc Litigation (2019) - Part of defense team in asbestos-related talc litigation.

    United States v. Hoskins (2018) - Part of defense team that won monumental FCPA ruling in Second Circuit court of appeals.