A partner in King & Spalding’s Special Matters and Government Investigations practice, Rod J. Rosenstein draws upon three decades of experience as a federal prosecutor and a senior government official to help clients resolve complex civil and criminal matters, including government investigations, crisis management, national security and cyber issues, internal investigations, compliance and monitoring.
Rod served in leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Justice during the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump, including Deputy Attorney General (2017 to 2019) and United States Attorney for Maryland (2005 to 2017).
After serving as a law clerk to Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Rod joined the Department of Justice as a trial attorney in the Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division (1990 to 1993), before serving as counsel to the Deputy Attorney General (1993 to 1994) and to the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division (1994 to 1995). He conducted complex investigations and handled criminal and civil litigation in trial and appellate courtrooms as an Associate Independent Counsel (1995 to 1997), an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland (1997 to 2001), and the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Department’s Tax Division (2001 to 2005).
Rod represented the United States in 23 jury trials and argued 21 appeals in various appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. He was an adjunct professor of law for several years at both the University of Maryland and the University of Baltimore.
Rod is a member of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center's Board of Directors, the Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court, the Lawyers' Round Table of Baltimore and the Serjeants Inn Law Club of Baltimore.