Who is Mimi Rocah?

Miriam E Rocah was born in New York City, USA on 28 July 1970, so under the zodiac sign of Leo, holds American nationality, and also follows the Christian religion. She is mostly known for being a legal analyst on NBC and MSNBC networks – she also works at Pace Law School as a criminal justice fellow, while she is the Co-Chief at the White Plains office as well.

Early life and education

Mimi never talks about her childhood, her parents, or her siblings which make people believe that she might be an only child. She attended and graduated magna cum laude from the Harvard University in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in American History – after that, she got her magna cum laude Juris Doctor degree in 1997 and became a part of the “Order of the Coif” honor society at New York University School of Law.

Career

Mimi began her career as a clerk as she worked for the Honorable John Gleeson US District Court situated in the Eastern District in New York. Mimi saw an opportunity for progress and therefore decided to start working for Cravath, Swaine, and Moore law firm as their litigation associate. In 2001, she became an Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where she also met her husband for the first time, and they worked together for about five years. While she was working as an attorney from 2001 to 2007, she had a chance to investigate and prosecute many cases, including numerous criminal cases.

Mimi was then promoted and became Chief of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Unit, while at the same time she also became the Chief of the General Crimes and Narcotics Units.

As of today, Mimi is working at the Pace University Law School as a criminal justice fellow, and has also became a part of the NBC News team as well as MSNBC team, joined them in 2018, and posing the news on her Twitter account to share her excitement about working with them.

Personal life

Mimi married the love of her life David Brian Anders on 13 January 2007, who worked as an attorney and is now a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and a director of the Fund for Modern Courts – he graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 1994, and also works at the school’s alumni association at the Board of Directors as an officer. The couple used to share an office together when they both worked in Southern District New York as attorneys – they have a daughter and a son together, and are currently living in Scarsdale, New York.

Although Mimi is trying to keep her personal life to herself, she still shares things regarding her family on her Twitter account – she says how her son loves to read, while his favorite books are “Parental Note” and “Big Nate” as he’s read these over 10 times at only eight years of age. She is trying to get her daughter involved in numerous events, and the two of them marched together in a demonstration on 24 March 2018 organized to restrict access to guns – she says that her daughter doesn’t understand everything about that yet, but understands the most important parts.

David B Anders

David became partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz on 1 January 2008, while his practice focuses on representing Fortune 500 companiesy and many others who are connected to the defence of regulatory criminal and civil litigation matters. He also regularly advises his clients on internal investigations and governance, and compliance reviews.

Before joining  the company, David worked from September 1998 to December 2005  in the Southern District of New York as an assistant US attorney. During his time there, he investigated and prosecuted numerous cases, many on security, commodity and investment fraud schemes, and prosecuted money laundering, immigration, and associated violent crime cases. He brought 13 felony cases to verdict, while his most significant prosecution was the fraud at WorldCom.

David often speaks at bar associations and professional organisations on things connected to security and commodity frauds, and internal investigations. He worked as an associate adjunct professor at the Fordham University School of Law from 1997 to 2006, and was selected as one of the country’s top 40 lawyers by “The National Law Journal” in 2005. He has recently been recognized as the lead lawyer in litigation by the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers in Business – Lawdragon put David among the 500 best lawyers in the US, while Benchmark: Litigation claims that he is one of the leading litigators in New York state.

WorldCom fraud

WorldCom is considered to be the biggest accounting scandal in US history, as well as the biggest bankruptcy case – the company altered its books to hide their failing profitability – they had a net loss in Q1 2002 but their books reported a profit of $1.4 billion. The company left a bad mark on the reputation of accounting firms and investment banks, while the fraud led to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in July 2002, which instituted stronger disclosure requirements, and expanded the penalties for accounting frauds.

Because of the fraud, the former CEO of WorldCom Bernard Ebbers was sentenced to 25 years in prison, while the former Chief Financial Officer Scott Sullivan spent five years in jail. The company managed to survive thanks to financing from Citigroup, J.P. Morgan and G.E. Capital, so came out of its bankruptcy status in 2003 and became a telecom company, however, more than 20,000 people lost their jobs.

Mimi was around when 9/11 happened

Mimi was working in the New York US Attorney’s office for a couple of months before 9/11 happened. She remembers all the details as it is still one of her strongest memories today – she took the subway to lower Manhattan first, a few blocks away from the World Trade Center which got hit that day. She remembers the clothes she had on her as well as what she was reading on the subway. As soon as she took the stairs and went out, she saw the crowd starring at the twin towers – she explained the looks on their faces as something she never saw live but only in movies. It was only minutes after the second plane had hit the towers, and Mimi was able to see the burning holes in them. She met with her colleagues and they watched the attack on TV together, and two days after that, she was one of the few people who were allowed to enter the SDNY building to organize people in the office. They were doing paperwork for other prosecutors who were working on the terrorist attack, but it was hard to focus on work since, as Mimi explained, everybody was filled with fear and sadness due to what had happened.

Mimi claimed that this period made her even more decisive and committed to her job of a federal prosecutor.

Mimi Rocah

People she admires the most

Because her mom lived in an age when men were appreciated more than women, and had better chances at life, Mimi always admired women in history who did amazing work in their fields because she knows that they had to do everything on their own. This is why Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, is one of two people she admires the most, while Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the second female Justice and a strong fighter for equality between women and men, is second in her admiration. She also has a huge respect towards Mary Jo White, who is so far the only woman to lead the Southern District of New York.

She also claims that out of all the people in the world, she would most like to have a private breakfast or lunch with Michelle Obama, because she sees her as a strong and successful woman who can handle pressure with such grace. She would also love to sit and talk to Aly Raisman because she managed to remain strong through the abuse scandal with Larry Nassar.

Mimi’s advice to people interested in a law career

Mimi claims that with a law degree, you can work 100 different things including being a prosecutor, defense attorney, work in the area of civil rights or be an environmental attorney, you could be part of the sports law or be in the entertainment section. The most important thing, she says, is to find and do what you love.

Appearance and net worth

Mimi is currently 48 years old, and has medium long brown hair, brown eyes, but her height and weight are unknown.

According to authoritative sources, Mimi’s net worth as of early 2019 is estimated to be over $2 million.

Awards

Mimi has won a couple awards, but her personal favorite is the 2016 Women in Federal Law Enforcement Leadership Award which she received for doing a great job as a prosecutor.

Social media presence

Mimi is more or less active on her social media accounts – she launched her Twitter account in September 2016, and has so far gathered more than 150,000 followers and tweeted around 7,000 times. She is using Twitter as her connection with the public, while she keeps her Instagram account private and keeps it as a connection to her friends and family – she has around 150 followers and nearly 100 posts.

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