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Rochelle-Leigh Rosenberg

Phone: +1 202.624.2683
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

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 (2016-2019)
  • American Health Lawyers Association: Pro Bono Champion (2015)
  • Nominated by Crowell & Moring for its annual "George Bailey" Awards (2016)

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"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 Lieber.
"How to Limit Litigation Risk from the Increased Use of Chat Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic," Crowell & Moring’s Data Law Insights (June 12, 2020). Authors: Michael W. Lieberman, Rochelle-Leigh Rosenberg, Genevieve Moreland and Mara Lieber.
"COVID and The Courts," Crowell & Moring Webinar (June 11, 2020). Presenters: Mark A. Klapow, Amanda Shafer Berman, Andrew Holmer, Rochelle-Leigh Rosenberg, and Eli Berns-Zieve.
"COVID and the Courts: Reopening Plans," Litigation Alert (June 10, 2020). Contacts: Mark A. Klapow, Andrew Holmer, Rochelle-Leigh Rosenberg, Eli Berns-Zieve, Amanda Shafer Berman
Client Alert / Newsletter
"INSIGHT: Covid-19 And E-Discovery-Transitioning Remote Document Reviews," Bloomberg Law (May 12, 2020). Authors: John E. Davis, and Rochelle-Leigh Rosenberg.
"INSIGHT: Covid-19 And E-Discovery-Challenges With Remote Document Review," Bloomberg Law (May 11, 2020). Authors: John E. Davis, and Rochelle-Leigh Rosenberg.
Super Lawyers Recognizes 82 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States (Sep.20.2019)
Firm News / Announcement
"Payers, Providers, and Patients – Oh My!: Removal under ERISA," Podcast: Payers, Providers, and Patients – Oh My! (September 11, 2019). Contacts: Joe Records, Rochelle-Leigh Rosenberg, Payal Nanavati
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Federal District Court Judge Vacates Arkansas and Kentucky’s Medicaid Work Requirements," Crowell & Moring's Health Law Blog (April 1, 2019). Author: Rochelle-Leigh Rosenberg.
Crowell & Moring Elects Eight New Partners and Promotes 21 Associates to Counsel (Jan.03.2019)
Firm News / Announcement

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