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Rochelle-Leigh Rosenberg


Rochelle-Leigh (Shelley) Rosenberg is a trial and appellate litigator. As a counsel in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office, she practices in the Litigation and Health Care groups and is also a member of the Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice, which is a cross-section of all of the firm's regulatory groups. Shelley's practice primarily includes representing health care providers, managed care organizations, and other health care entities in various litigation matters.

Recent matters include:

  • Representing a Fortune 50 health insurance company in arbitration and trial against a major Maryland hospital system regarding payment of claims.
  • Successfully defending a Fortune 50 health insurance company regarding member benefits in Virginia General District Court. 
  • Defending eight health insurance companies in multi-district litigation (MDL) class actions asserting nationwide and state antitrust claims.
  • Representing a large health insurer in multiple arbitration proceedings involving a Medicare Advantage dispute.
  • Successfully trying case on behalf of leading health services company involving fraud and breach of contract claims related to the design, build, and operation of a health plan.
  • Representing a large health care client in False Claims Act case initiated by qui-tam relator. 
  • Successfully representing a health care provider before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in arguing that an administrative law judge (ALJ) with the D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings applied the wrong standard of review in reversing a favorable agency order, resulting in reversal of the ALJ decision.

Shelley maintains an active pro bono practice. She litigates education access cases on behalf of parents of children with special needs. Shelley is also a member of the Children's Law Center Advisory Board. She recently spoke on the Washington Council of Lawyers — Representation of Children and Families Panel at the Summer Pro Bono & Public Interest Forum about how to fit pro bono work into one’s practice. She also serves on the Emerging Leaders Committee of Tzedek DC, an independent public interest center at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. Tzedek DC’s mission is to safeguard the legal rights of low-income DC residents facing often unjust, life-altering debt collection lawsuits, and other consumer protection crises.

Before joining Crowell & Moring, Shelley clerked for the Honorable Robert H. Cleland on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2013, where she served as the managing editor of the Harvard Law and Policy Review and, upon graduation, received the Dean's Award for community leadership. Shelley graduated in 2010, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in public policy.


  • University of Michigan, B.A. public policy (2010) Phi Beta Kappa
  • Harvard Law School, J.D. (2013)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Virginia, Eastern District of Michigan

Awards & Recognitions

  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyers: Rising Star - Health Care (2016-2021)
  • American Health Lawyers Association: Pro Bono Champion (2015)
  • Nominated by Crowell & Moring for its annual "George Bailey" Awards (2016)

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Press Coverage
"Aetna/CVS Health and Crowell & Moring Seminar: Hot Regulatory Issues in Health Care - Medical Loss Ratio," Crowell & Moring Webinar, 2022. (July 13, 2022). Speakers: Gary Baldwin, Joseph Records, and Rochelle-Leigh Rosenberg.
"No Surprise Act," Crowell & Moring Webinar, 2022. (May 11, 2022). Speakers: Christopher Flynn, Kelly Hightower Hibbert, Michael W. Lieberman, Rochelle-Leigh Rosenberg.
"Interim Final No Surprises Act Regulations Provide New Detail on Regulatory Scheme, Continue to Leave Critical Aspects Up in the Air," Health Care Alert (October 6, 2021). Contacts: Jodi G. Daniel, Christopher Flynn, Michael W. Lieberman, Rochelle-Leigh Rosenberg, Alice Hall-Partyka, Ellie Riegel, Samuel H. Ruddy
Client Alert / Newsletter
"E-Discovery in a Hybrid Work Environment: Managing ESI Here, There, and Everywhere," ALI CLE (October 6, 2021). Speakers: John Davis and Rochelle Rosenberg.
Should Businesses Rethink Litigation Strategies in 2021? Lawyers Weekly (February 2, 2021)
Press Coverage
What In-House Counsel Should Know About New COVID-19 Litigation Corporate Counsel (January 14, 2021)
Press Coverage
"Courts Reopen—or Try To," Crowell & Moring's Litigation Forecast 2021 (January 13, 2021). Contributors: Andrew Holmer & Rochelle-Leigh Rosenberg
"E-Discovery in the Era of COVID-19: Remote Document Review Security and Quality Challenges," American Law Institute CLE (October 20, 2020). Speakers: John E. Davis, Rochelle-Leigh Rosenberg, and Amy Sellars of Cardinal.
"INSIGHT: Would You Want Your 'Chat' Read Back To You In Court?," Bloomberg Law (July 7, 2020). Authors: Michael W. Lieberman, Rochelle-Leigh Rosenberg, Genevieve Moreland, and Mara Rose Lieber.

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