G. David Rojas
David Rojas is a litigation associate based in Ropes & Gray’s Chicago office. David has represented companies and individuals subject to investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for allegations of insider trading, violations of the Foreign Corruption Practices Act, and other matters. He has also represented health care companies, private equity firms, and other corporations in internal investigations and complex business litigation. David’s pro bono practice includes asylum and family law matters.
Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, David served as a law clerk for U.S. Magistrate Judge Marcos E. López in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.
- Represented a medical device company in connection with DOJ and SEC investigations involving alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.
- Conducted internal investigations for multiple companies relating to alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
- Advised private equity firms and multinational corporations on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and international risk issues in cross-border transactions.
- Developed anti-corruption compliance programs for companies with operations in high-risk jurisdictions.
- Represented a health care company in litigation relating to alleged breaches of fiduciary duty and contract.
- Represented a national retail chain in litigation stemming from a data security breach.
- Represented an assisted living company in an SEC investigation involving allegations of false disclosures.
- Represented multiple clients in DOJ false claims investigations and federal False Claims Act matters.
- Represented an executive officer in connection with an SEC investigation involving allegations of material misrepresentations in securities filings.
- Represented a hedge fund in connection with a dispute over claim valuation in a bankruptcy proceeding.
- Represented a creditor in ongoing bankruptcy litigation.
- Represented multiple clients in connection with SEC investigations involving allegations of insider trading.
- Secured asylum for a Honduran applicant in an affirmative proceeding on a pro bono basis.
- Secured asylum for a Somali applicant in a defensive proceeding before the U.S. Immigration Court on a pro bono basis.
- Successfully represented appellants in an administrative expungement proceeding before the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and on appeal in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois on a pro bono basis.
- Kim Nemirow, Andrew O’Connor and David Rojas, “Corruption and the Greater Good: NGOs and International Compliance Risk,” The FCPA Report (June 7, 2017)
- Michael Littenberg, Nick Berg, David Rojas and Grant Hodges, “Alien Tort Statute Returns To Supreme Court,” Law360 (April 13, 2017)
- Amanda Raad, Ryan Rohlfsen, Grant Hodges and David Rojas, “What new DOJ guidance means for compliance,” Compliance Reporter (April 11, 2017)
- Amanda Raad, Ryan Rohlfsen, David Rojas, and Grant Hodges, “DOJ’s New Guidance for Compliance Programs,” Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (March 19, 2017)
- Nick Berg and David Rojas, “Top 10 Anti-Corruption Red Flags In Latin America,” Law360 (July 6, 2016)
- Heather Sussman, Nick Berg and David Rojas, “Inside National Futures Association Cybersecurity Guidance,” Law360 (October 2, 2015)
- Nicholas Berg and David Rojas, “Brazil Continues to Ramp Up Anti-Corruption Enforcement,” Law360 (March 30, 2015)
- Zachary Brez, Nicholas Berg and David Rojas, “SEC’s Continued Use of Administrative Forum Irks Critics, Raises Sticky Constitutional Questions,” Bloomberg BNA “Corporate Law & Accountability Report” (December 2014)
- Asheesh Goel and David Rojas, "The Intent Element for Gatekeepers Under the FCPA: Is It All but Gone?" Bloomberg BNA, Corporate Law & Accountability Report, (July 24, 2014)
- Zachary Brez, Nicholas Berg and David Rojas, "Must Judge Rakoff Recuse Himself from Hearing Financial Crisis Cases?" WestlawNext Practitioner Insights (January 9, 2014)