Alexandra Roth


  • JD, Yale Law School, 2013; essays editor, Yale Law Journal
  • BA, magna cum laude, Williams College, 2008; Phi Beta Kappa


  • New York, 2017
  • Massachusetts, 2013

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2014
  • Honorable Sandra L. Lynch, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Boston Bar Association

Alexandra Roth


Alex’s practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, complex civil litigation, and government and internal investigations. She has experience in matters relating to federal criminal charges, SEC investigations, antitrust litigation, the False Claims Act, and the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act. Alex maintains an active pro bono practice and currently represents a death row inmate in Alabama in state habeas proceedings.

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Alex served as a law clerk for the Hon. Sandra L. Lynch of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. 


  • Part of trial team that represented a Boston-area real estate developer indicted on federal wire fraud and conspiracy charges in connection with Wynn Resorts’ purchase of land to develop luxury casino resort outside Boston. At the conclusion of a three-week trial, the jury acquitted our client on all charges after less than six hours of deliberations.
  • Represented former board members of a publicly held company in an ongoing SEC investigation regarding claims of violations of federal securities laws.
  • Represents multiple companies in DOJ investigations into potential anti-kickback and False Claims Act violations.
  • Represents multiple individuals in connection with SEC investigations.
  • Represented private equity company in connection with internal investigation and SEC enforcement matters.
  • Advised private equity firm on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and international risk issues in acquisition.
  • Represented six physicians and three medical associations in Wollschlaeger v. Florida, a First Amendment challenge to a Florida law that prevents doctors from speaking freely with patients about firearm safety. The case was resolved in our clients’ favor by the Eleventh Circuit sitting en banc.


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