Mimi Rocah

  • Distinguished Fellow in Criminal Justice


BA, magna cum laude, Harvard University 

JD, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif , New York University School of Law


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Ms. Rocah is Pace Law's Distinguished Fellow in Criminal Justice.

Prior to her time at Pace Law, Ms. Rocah was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York from February 2001 until October 2017.  As an AUSA, Ms. Rocah successfully prosecuted and tried numerous cases including several high profile Organized Crime cases. During her career in SDNY, Ms. Rocah held a number of leadership positions including, most recently, Co-Chief of the White Plains Division, a position she has held since April 2012. In addition to supervising cases in the White Plains Division, Ms. Rocah also served as primary liaison with law enforcement agencies and other prosecutorial offices on matters relating to the White Plains Division and coordinated and co-chaired multi-county task forces on specific issues such as human trafficking. Prior to 2012, Ms. Rocah served as the Southern District's Chief of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Unit, as well as Chief of the General Crimes and Narcotics Units.  As a prosecutor, Ms. Rocah received numerous Department of Justice awards, most recently, the 2016 Women In Federal Law Enforcement Leadership Award.  Before joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, Ms. Rocah clerked for the Honorable John Gleeson, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and the Honorable Chester J. Straub, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  She also worked as a litigation associate at the law firm Cravath, Swain and Moore.  Ms. Rocah graduated from New York University School of Law, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif in 1997, and with a B.A. in American History, magna cum laude, from Harvard University in 1992.