Roslynn R. Mauskopf joined Bracewell after a four-decade career in public service, including as a judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, as the United States Attorney for that district, and, most recently, as Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. She focuses her practice at Bracewell on government and internal investigations, regulatory enforcement and compliance, corporate governance, white-collar litigation, arbitrations and corporate monitorships, and providing advice and counsel to companies, boards of directors and corporate executives on sensitive matters involving reputational risk.

As Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts from February 1, 2021, through January 31, 2024, Judge Mauskopf served as the chief administrative officer of the federal courts. In announcing Judge Mauskopf’s retirement as Director and from the federal judiciary, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. praised her for bringing “superb judgment to bear in addressing a broad range of issues,” including guiding the judiciary through the COVID-19 pandemic, implementing workplace conduct and ethics reforms, strengthening the courts’ cybersecurity defenses, and serving as secretary to the Judicial Conference of the United States, the principal policy-making body for the federal court system, and as a board member of the Federal Judicial Center. She also served as the Judicial Branch’s congressional liaison, working with congressional committees to advance the legislative interests of the Third Branch and to secure the Judiciary’s annual appropriation and execute the Judiciary’s budget.

Judge Mauskopf was nominated to the federal bench by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2007. She served as its Chief Judge from 2020 to 2021. President Bush nominated her as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and led one of the nation’s largest US Attorney’s Offices from 2002 until joining the federal bench. She was also tapped to serve as member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee.

Judge Mauskopf spent over 20 years in state and local government. She was the New York State Inspector General from October 1995 to September 2002. Appointed by New York Governor George Pataki, Judge Mauskopf led the office responsible for investigating allegations of corruption, fraud, criminal activity, conflicts of interest, waste and abuse in state executive branch agencies.

Judge Mauskopf began her legal career in 1982 as an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. She handled cases in the trial and investigations divisions and served as deputy chief of the Special Prosecutions Bureau and chief of the Frauds Bureau.