Sharon A. Rose
is an experienced regulatory counsel and advocate in enforcement and litigation matters. She regularly represents corporations and individuals in investigations and proceedings before federal and state regulatory agencies and in related litigation, including the Department of Labor, Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She has extensive experience advising clients on issues related to compliance with the federal securities and commodities laws and other laws and regulations that impact corporate entities, including federal contractor obligations, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the False Claims Act (FCA), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and federal and state employment laws. She has represented clients worldwide in matters involving alleged fraud, market manipulation, disruptive trading practices, insider trading, accounting and internal controls irregularities, and other financial and trading issues. In addition to matters before the federal government, she represents clients in enforcement proceedings and other inquiries by state regulatory agencies, regulated exchanges, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and foreign government agencies.
Sharon previously served as Senior Counsel in the Office of the Solicitor at the Department of Labor, where she advised the Office of the Secretary and Department agencies on a variety of regulatory, enforcement, and litigation matters. She was integrally involved in several key rulemakings and litigation actions within the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), including those concerning fiduciary investment advice, ESG investing, proxy voting, QPAM exemptions, health and welfare benefit plans, and important reforms to OFCCP's procedures for non-discrimination enforcement actions. She routinely liaised with DOJ and other executive branch departments on joint litigation matters and amicus briefs requested by the Supreme Court addressing first amendment and ERISA issues.
Prior to entering government service, Sharon practiced in the Washington, D.C. and Singapore offices of an international law firm. She subsequently co-founded a litigation boutique firm representing plaintiffs and defendants in government enforcement and litigation matters. She joined Berliner Corcoran & Rowe in 2022.
In her personal time, Sharon enjoys devoting time to several nonprofit organizations, including serving on the Board of Trustees of a private liberal arts college.