Director of Client Service
Rochelle is a Member of the firm and sits on Tortoise’s three-person Board of Managers. She has held numerous roles at the firm since its founding. Rochelle graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in Economics, cum laude in General Studies. She received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, graduating first in her class, summa cum laude and Order of the Coif, and clerked for a U.S. federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Rochelle also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Gideon’s Promise, a non-profit public defender organization whose mission is to transform the criminal justice system by building a movement of public defenders who provide equal justice for marginalized communities.
Prior to joining Tortoise, Rochelle spent several years as a full-time parent, including homeschooling and managing the medical, behavioral, and emotional needs of her autistic child. She has frequently served as a Parent Representative on the Committee for Special Education for the White Plains City School District. Earlier in her career, Rochelle was a tax lawyer at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, as well as a Staff Attorney at the Children’s Law Center.