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Ms. Rochon, a member of the firm's Executive Committee, has litigated numerous commercial matters at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as in the arbitration context. She has also represented companies and individuals in a variety of criminal and regulatory investigations. Ms. Rochon has been recognized by Legal 500 US (2010-2012) and New York Super Lawyers (2011-2012).
Ms. Rochon has extensive experience working with pharmaceutical and biotech companies in disputes concerning licensing, development, supply and distribution agreements. She has conducted numerous arbitrations and has tried cases in state and federal court, including jury trials. She has also advised pharmaceutical companies in assessments of their contractual rights with other drug companies for purposes of structuring their ongoing relationships.
Ms. Rochon has litigated numerous false advertising matters for pharmaceutical and other companies. Legal 500, which has characterized Kramer Levin as "one of the best advertising litigation firms," acknowledged Ms. Rochon as recommended counsel. Most notably, Ms. Rochon represented McNeil-PPC, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, in obtaining an injunction in federal court against Pfizer, Inc.’s widespread advertising that Listerine is “as effective as floss.” See McNeil-PPC, Inc. v. Pfizer, Inc., 351 F. Supp. 2d 226 (S.D.N.Y. 2005).
Ms. Rochon's practice also extends to representing companies and individuals in connection with sensitive and high-profile criminal and regulatory matters (as well as related class actions), including those regarding compliance with rules and regulations promulgated by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). She interacts regularly with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Manhattan District Attorney's Office, Department of Justice (DOJ) and other governmental agencies. She has conducted, and represented individuals in, internal and government investigations, including investigations concerning compliance with U.S. sanctions laws and regulations, the practices of financial institutions in setting USD libor, and structuring and rating of collateralized debt obligations.
Additionally, Ms. Rochon represents and advises clients in employment litigations, including disputes concerning discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing and complex ERISA claims.
Ms. Rochon received her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1997 and her A.B., with distinction, from University of Michigan in 1992. She is admitted to practice in New York.
Ms. Rochon is Chair of the Women’s Initiative Committee. She is also a member of the Leadership 35 Advisory Committee to the National Women's Law Center.