Jessica Roth

Assistant Professor of Law


B.A., 1992, Harvard-Radcliffe College;
J.D., 1997, Harvard University

Areas of Expertise

Corporate & White-Collar Crime
Criminal Law


Jessica Roth served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 2002 to 2009, handling a wide variety of cases, often as lead prosecutor. Most recently, she prosecuted securities fraud; she served previously in the violent crimes unit, the narcotics unit, and the general crimes unit.


She received a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was lead executive editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and was a teaching fellow at Harvard College, for which she received the Derek Bok Award for excellence in teaching.  In 1997-98, she clerked for the Honorable Denise Cote of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the following year she clerked for the Honorable John M. Walker, Jr., of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. From 1999 to 2002, she was with the law firm of Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, P.C., first as the John J. Gibbons Fellow in Public Interest and Constitutional Law, and then as a member of the firm’s white collar criminal defense department, with responsibility for expanding its public interest and constitutional law practice.

Contact Information


Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue, Room 929
New York, NY 10003

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