Samuel Rosenthal Esq.

Squire Patton Boggs
Rosenthal, Samuel

Samuel Rosenthal, a Partner in the New York and Washington, D.C. offices of Squire Patton Boggs,  has more than 30 years of experience in federal litigation and white-collar defense and appellate matters, and has argued cases in every federal circuit court of appeals in the country. Mr. Rosenthal is chair of the firm’s Government Investigations and Litigation practice group.

He has represented a variety of individuals and entities involved in white collar criminal matters, regulatory issues and federal civil and administrative proceedings. These matters have involved a variety of regulated industries, including banking, mortgage and other financial institutions, securities, health care, accounting, government contracting and transportation. Mr. Rosenthal also has had primary responsibility for various antitrust matters, including both civil and criminal proceedings.

In addition to representing various private individuals and entities, Mr. Rosenthal has represented governmental entities, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA), as well as the U.S. Senate while serving as an Associate Independent Counsel.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Rosenthal was employed with DOJ in Washington, where he served as the Chief of the Appellate Section, Criminal Division. In that capacity, he oversaw criminal litigation throughout the country involving the government, and has personally handled important cases of first impression, including three cases before courts of appeals, sitting en banc. Before being employed by DOJ, Mr. Rosenthal was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of New Jersey. During his tenure, Mr. Rosenthal was involved in what was then the longest trial in the history of that district, which resulted in the conviction of all defendants on racketeering and political corruption charges.

Mr. Rosenthal has lectured extensively on subjects relating to both criminal and civil proceedings, including regulatory requirements for nonbank financial institutions, a course designed to assist practitioners in trying cases; federal health care investigations; white collar defense; forfeiture issues; criminal and civil liability facing accountants, auditors and other professionals in today’s regulatory environment; and the constitutionality of punitive damages. Mr. Rosenthal has also been a lecturer to attorneys at DOJ.

Mr. Rosenthal received his B.S. and J.D. from Cornell University.