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Partner - Ross H. Garber

Ross H. Garber


Hartford: (860) 251-5901
Washington, DC: (202) 469-7750
Hartford Office, Washington, DC Office
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Ross Garber is Co-Chair of the firm’s Government Investigations and White Collar Crime Group and he oversees the firm’s International Trade practice.

Ross regularly conducts internal investigations into allegations of misconduct. His clients have included multi-national corporations, public agencies, and non-profits.  

Ross has also represented numerous corporations, executives, professionals, and public officials and agencies in connection with investigations by law enforcement, regulators and legislative bodies.  Among his clients have been three governors facing impeachment proceedings: Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama, Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina and Gov. John Rowland of Connecticut. 

In his International Trade practice, Ross oversees a team that helps U.S. exporters navigate the complex and challenging regulatory environment so that they can expand their sales abroad.  In 2015, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce presented Ross and his team with the Presidential “E Award” for their work in growing U.S. exports.

Ross has conducted crisis management training for the National Governors Association and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, investigations training for Congressional staff, and seminars for the Associated Press and Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) on covering high-profile investigations. He regularly conducts training for the U.S. Department of Commerce on issues related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He is a contributing author of the book Ethical Standards in the Public Sector (ABA Press 2008).

Ross was chief counsel to two governors of Connecticut and was a member of the current governor’s transition team. He has served as Chair of the Connecticut Judicial Review Council, which is responsible for the investigation and discipline of state judges, and was a member of the state’s Judicial Selection Commission. He was appointed by Chief Judges for the U.S. District Court to serve on Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panels and on the District’s Attorney Grievance Committee.

Ross was a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny.


  • AV Preeminent® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer® Criminal Defense: White Collar (2006-2017)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®: White-Collar Criminal Defense (2012-2018); Corporate Compliance Law (2013-2018); Corporate Governance Law (2013, 2015-2018)
  • Named "Lawyer of the Year" (2015, 2017): Best Lawyers Hartford Region Corporate Governance Law
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation: James W. Cooper Fellow

Professional Affiliations

  • U.S. Department of Commerce District Export Council: Member (appointed by Secretary of Commerce)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: Former National Co-Chair, White Collar Crime Committee
  • American Bar Association: Former Regional Co-Chair, White Collar Crime Committee; Former Co-Chair, Public Corruption Subcommittee; Former Co-Chair, Transnational Crime Subcommittee
  • Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Committee: Member (appointed by Chief U.S. District Judge) (2014, 2015)
  • Connecticut Judicial Review Council: Chair (appointed by Governor) (2007-2010)
  • Connecticut Judicial Selection Commission: Member (appointed by Governor) (2000-2002)
  • Connecticut Bar Association: Federal Practice Section; Member, Executive Committee
  • Federal Grievance Committee: Member (appointed by Chief U.S. District Judge) (2006-2012)

Community Involvement

  • Connecticut Legal Services: Board of Directors
  • Connecticut Foundation for Open Government: Board of Directors
  • UConn Law School Foundation: Board of Directors

Public Corruption Prosecutions and Investigations

Defense in public corruption prosecutions and investigations, including those related to misuse of public office and bribery.

International Trade and FCPA Investigations

Representation of clients in investigations of possible violations of FCPA, export, customs, and trade sanctions laws.


Government Investigations
Internal Investigation Regarding Potential State and Federal Environmental Violations
Successful Affiliation of Two Major Healthcare Organizations
Public Corruption Prosecutions and Investigations
Subprime Mortgage Investigations
Investigations of Marketing Practices
Subprime Mortgage Fraud
Enforcement of the Connecticut Antitrust Act
Criminal and Regulatory Investigation
National Settlement of Allegations of Steering
International Emergency Economic Powers Act Criminal Case
International Trade and FCPA Investigations
Criminal and Regulatory Investigations
Investigations of Subprime Mortgage Issues
Federal Trade Commission Civil Action
Accusations of billing improprieties
Regulatory Matters
False Claims Act Case
Accusation of improperly distributing medication over the internet
Recovery of over $61 Million of Fraud and Abuse Claims
Investigations of Medical Treatment Guidelines
Case of First Impression of Governor's Attorney-Client Privilege
Health Care Fraud Case
Allegations of improper endorsements of vendors
False Claims Act Cases Against Multi-National Military Contractor
Allegations of improprieties on public works project
Medicaid Managed Care Litigation
Insider Trading Investigations
Antitrust Investigations and Litigation
Criminal Immigration Case
Hedge Fund regulatory inquiries
117-Count, Multi-Defendant RICO and Tax Fraud
Allegations of improper compensation
Allegations of fraud
Negotiation of settlement on behalf of universities and colleges under investigation


October 17, 2017  CT Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Super Lawyers
August 16, 2017  Forbes Quotes Ross Garber on Sentencing Considerations in White-Collar Case
August 15, 2017  "Best Lawyers in America" Recognizes 43 Firm Attorneys
June 5, 2017  International Trade Attorneys Featured in U.S. Dept. of Commerce Webinar Series
October 18, 2016  CT Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Super Lawyers
August 23, 2016  Eight Firm Attorneys Receive "Lawyer of the Year" Honors
August 15, 2016  "Best Lawyers in America" Recognizes 39 Firm Attorneys
October 19, 2015  CT Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Super Lawyers
August 17, 2015  "Best Lawyers in America" Recognizes 40 Firm Attorneys
June 15, 2015  Garber Speaks at Nat'l. Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers Conference
May 19, 2015  Firm Receives Presidential Recognition of Excellence in Advancing International Trade
April 6, 2015  International Trade Attorneys Featured in U.S. Dept. of Commerce Webinar Series
October 17, 2014  CT Attorneys Recognized as 2014 Super Lawyers
October 2, 2014  NFL Investigations Call for Caution, Garber Tells AP
August 18, 2014  "Best Lawyers in America" Recognizes 39 Firm Attorneys
January 31, 2014  Criminal Export Enforcement Article Published by Law360
January 13, 2014  Roundtable to Feature UK Aerospace Market
October 23, 2013  Garber Moderator at Nat'l White Collar Defense Seminar
October 21, 2013  CT Attorneys Recognized as 2013 Super Lawyers
August 15, 2013  "Best Lawyers in America" Recognizes 35 Firm Attorneys
June 14, 2013  Garber Recognized for Service to Federal Court

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June 15, 2017  Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: What Every Company Doing Business Abroad Needs to Know - Two Views on Corruption (FCPA)
June 12-14, 2016  Legal Aspects of Trade: What is at Risk, Why Do We Care, What are We Doing About it?
May 26, 2016  The Enforcement Maze: Over-Criminalizing American Enterprise
March 17, 2016  The International Concerns of Global Business in Aerospace and Defense
November 8-10, 2015   2015 Aerospace and Defense International Trade Summit
October 21-24, 2015  NACDL 11th Annual Defending the White Collar Case Seminar
September 3, 2015  IBA Regional Transnational Crime Conference
June 22,2015  Crisis Planning and Communications in the 21st Century
June 17-19  5th Annual West Coast White Collar Conference
June 5, 2015  Garber Speaks at National Conference on Reporters Protecting Themselves & Their Sources
May 27-29  24th Annual National Seminar on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines
May 12, 2015   Webinar: Site Visits, Enforcement Actions and Voluntary Disclosures - 051215
April 23, 2015   Webinar: FCPA: What Every Company Doing Business Abroad Needs to Know
September 21-23, 2014  Aerospace & Defense International Trade Summit
June 26-29, 2014  IRE: Investigating powerful institutions, inside & out
April 2, 2014  Alternative resolutions to criminal matters – DPAs, NPAs, and other resolutions – are they a blessing or a curse?
March 19-22, 2014  Third Annual White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson
February 13, 2014  Webinar: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Briefing
January 16, 2014  Roundtable - Supply Chain Opportunities in the UK Aerospace Market
October 24-25, 2013  NACDL 9th Annual Defending the White Collar Case Seminar

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  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1992
  • University of Connecticut, B.A., 1989

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