David C. Rohrbach is Of Counsel to Roeder, Cochran, Phillips, PLLC. He also is a founding partner of Rohrbach Rosenthal LLP in Alexandria, Virginia.
Mr. Rohrbach represents and advises clients in civil litigation matters, including appeals. He has represented and counseled businesses and individuals in a variety of matters, including cases involving breach of contract, fraud, civil conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference with contract, real estate disputes, will contests, and employment issues. Mr. Rohrbach regularly appears in courts in Virginia and the District of Columbia.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Rohrbach also regularly assists clients in reviewing and negotiating employment agreements, leases, and other contracts.
Mr. Rohrbach grew up in Connecticut. He studied history at Yale and earned his law degree at Harvard. While in law school, Mr. Rohrbach was a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, where he represented indigent clients in disability benefits, landlord/tenant, and family law matters.
After law school, Mr. Rohrbach was a litigation associate at Ropes & Gray in Boston. Before partnering with Edward Rosenthal in 2020 to form Rohrbach Rosenthal LLP, Mr. Rohrbach was a litigation partner at Rich Rosenthal Brincefield Manitta Dzubin & Kroeger in Alexandria, Virginia, and, before that, a litigation partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman in Washington, DC. He also has taught legal writing and analysis as an Adjunct Professor at American University, Washington College of Law.
Mr. Rohrbach is a member of the bars of Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Massachusetts. He is a member of the Alexandria Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. He previously served on the Judicial Screening Committee of the Alexandria Bar Association.
Law practice and related experience
Rohrbach Rosenthal LLP
Alexandria, Virginia, Partner (September 2020 – now)
Advise and represent businesses and individuals in all aspects of civil litigation, from pre litigation consulting through trial and appeal. Regularly handle matters in courts in Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Judicial Screening Committee
(Alexandria Bar Association) Alexandria, Virginia, Member (May 2019 – May 2022)
Member of committee that interviewed and evaluated candidates for judicial vacancies in Alexandria, Virginia courts.
Rich Rosenthal Brincefield Manitta Dzubin & Kroeger, PLLC
Alexandria, Virginia, Partner (March 2016-August 2020)
Represented and counseled individuals and businesses in civil litigation matters.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Washington, DC, Partner (July 2010-March 2016), Associate (January 2004-June 2010)
Represented clients in a variety of litigation matters, including breach of contract actions and a range of business torts, in state and federal courts and in arbitrations and mediations.
American University, Washington College of Law
Washington, DC, Adjunct Professor, Legal Rhetoric Program (August 2013 – May 2014)
Taught seminar on legal writing and analysis and oral advocacy to first-year law students.
Ropes & Gray
Boston, Massachusetts, Associate (September 2001 – November 2002)
Represented clients in insurance coverage, breach of contract, trust management, and child custody disputes. Worked as a Summer Associate at the firm from May 2000 to August 2000.