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Dena M. Roth

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Dena M. Roth

Hogan Lovells senior associate Dena Roth advises clients on federal white collar criminal defense and internal investigations. She relies on years of experience managing internal and government investigations and providing regulatory compliance counseling for global corporate clients on matters involving foreign bribery and anti-corruption, money laundering, trade sanctions, securities fraud, and food safety.

She represents clients before the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other federal agencies. She also conducts witness interviews and oversees fact finding in order to discover and assess potential wrongdoing.

Prior to joining the firm, Dena clerked for the Honorable Anthony J. Trenga on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, known nationwide as the "rocket docket", and for its handling of national security cases. She also previously served as an associate in the Presidential Personnel Office of the White House, vetting candidates for presidential appointments, including nominees requiring Senate confirmation.

While in law school at Georgetown University Law Center, Dena was an articles editor of the Georgetown Law Journal, a Senior Writing Fellow, and an intern in the Counterterrorism Section of the Department of Justice, National Security Division.

Representative Experience

Counsel to a leading international credit reporting company in a criminal investigation alleging bribe payments in China.

Counsel to a major developer of retail centers in an FCPA investigation in Mexico.

Counsel to a large pharmaceutical company in a federal off-label criminal and civil investigation.

Represented employee of large oil company in federal investigation of trade sanction violation.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2010
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Barnard College, 2006
  • B.A., summa cum laude, The Jewish Theological Seminary, 2006

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
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