Cozen O’Connor: Brodey, Rebecca

Rebecca Brodey

Member

Washington, D.C.

(202) 912-4892

(202) 640-5527

Recent News:

13 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

The 2019 Washington, D.C, edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named 13 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Rebecca Brodey joined the firm’s Washington, D.C., office in 2009. She is a member in the firm's White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice Group.

Rebecca earned her bachelor's degree in French from the University of California, Berkeley. She earned her law degree from Georgetown Law, where she was a member of the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy and was a Global Teaching Fellow. She also completed a master's program in global economic law at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. 

Rebecca has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. She was also named as one of the top 100 “Women in Investigations” by Global Investigations Review.

Experience

Represented high-level employees at three different Japanese auto parts manufacturing companies in a United States federal criminal antitrust investigation that has obtained guilty pleas from at least 32 companies and over $2.4 billion in fines.

Represented a witness in a multi-year DOJ and SEC parallel investigation into potential obstruction of justice and other potential criminal offenses following a major oil disaster.

Conducted internal investigation for national services company regarding billing practices and mismanagement of company's resources by local agents.

Represented former CEO of publicly traded health-care company at sentencing; obtained for client a sentence of 36 months imprisonment where the applicable Sentencing Guidelines range called for a minimum of 10 years' imprisonment. 

Represented Internet poker website in federal prosecution of interstate gambling and money laundering; no criminal charges filed against client.

Represented several executives of two international banks in connection with federal investigations of possible violations of U.S. Treasury sanctions and State of New York law; no charges filed against any clients.

Represented executive of payment processing company who pleaded guilty to operating an unlicensed money-transmitting business servicing Internet gambling businesses; obtained for client a sentence of 36 months imprisonment where Court found that the applicable Sentencing Guidelines range was 108-135 months imprisonment.

Advised multinational gaming company on United States federal and state regulations related to online sweepstakes.

Represented a concert promoter in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia against Grammy-nominated rapper Wiz Khalifa, who claimed breach of contract, and over a million dollars, for the cancellation of a show by the promoter. Hayes, Fox and Brodey argued successfully to dismiss on grounds that no contract was ever formed.

News

13 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

April 25, 2019

The 2019 Washington, D.C, edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named 13 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

57 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2019 Guide

April 25, 2019

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the USA, has ranked 57 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the Guide’s 2019 edition.

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Recognizes 15 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys

May 15, 2018

Fourteen Cozen O’Connor attorneys have been named 2018 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine Washington, D.C. edition, published by Thomson Reuters.

11 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 15, 2017

Selection to Super Lawyers is based on peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 17 Attorneys to Membership

April 03, 2017

The management committee is pleased to welcome a particularly qualified group to membership, composed of outstanding attorneys who have demonstrated remarkable professionalism, leadership, dedication, and loyalty to the firm and the legal community at large.

Eleven Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

April 27, 2015

Washington, D.C., April 27, 2015 – The 2015 Washington, D.C., edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named 11 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its annual list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Rebecca Brodey Named to GIR’s 2015 Top 100 “Women in Investigations”

April 07, 2015

Rebecca Brodey, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice Group, has been named to Global Investigations Review’s 2015 “Women in Investigations: One Hundred Investigations Specialists from Around the World.” The inaugural list, featured in the magazine's April 2015 issue, highlights 100 women selected by GIR's editorial team in recognition of “achieving great things in a competitive and notoriously tough area of law.”

Nine Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 01, 2014

Washington, D.C., May 1, 2014 – The 2014 Washington, D.C., edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named nine Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Cozen O’Connor Team Secures Dismissal of Contract Claims Against Concert Promoter Client

April 26, 2013

Bob Hayes, Jordan Fox, and Rebecca Brodey were successful in persuading the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to dismiss Grammy nominated rapper Wiz Khalifa’s claim that our concert promoter client breached a promotional agreement by cancelling a Washington area concert.

Publications

Half-Baked: The Yates Memo Calls for Charging More Offenders, But How Do We Sentence Them?

July 02, 2018

Barry Boss and Rebecca Brodey author this article in The Enforcement MAZE.

Understanding the DOJ's Airlines Antitrust Investigation [Corporate Counsel]

August 03, 2015

Barry Boss, Stephen Miller, and Rebecca Brodey discuss the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s latest investigation – airline capacity restrictions.

Immaculate Suspension: Non-Analytical Positive Doping Violations from USADA to MLB [Entertainment and Sports Lawyer]

March 31, 2014

In an article titled “Immaculate Suspension: Non-Analytical Positive Doping Violations from USADA to MLB,” Barry Boss and Rebecca Brodey, of the Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice Group, discuss a new era of combating drug use in baseball and other sports, one where athletes are increasingly suspended for doping violations not because of a positive drug test, but based on non-analytical evidence.

Industry Sectors

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2010
  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Master, Global Economic Law, 2009
  • University of California–Berkeley, B.A., 2004

Awards & Honors

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer “Rising Star,” 2014-2019

Global Investigations Review – Top 100 Women in Investigations, 2015

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia