Barbara M. Rossotti is senior counsel with the law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw and Pittman in Washington D.C.
She works with U.S. companies on complex technology contracts and on corporate and commercial transactions, including public and private financings, mergers, and acquisitions. As senior counsel, she advises senior executives on sensitive and high-risk issues, such as executive retention, strategic alliances, and dispute resolution. A partner at the firm since 1973, Rossotti has significant international experience and has represented U.S. companies in their expansion overseas.
Rossotti’s many contributions to Mount Holyoke include 15 years of service as a trustee, including five years as chair of the Board of Trustees. She was highly involved with the planning process that resulted in The Plan for Mount Holyoke 2003. Rossotti also served as chair of the Sesquicentennial Campaign and chair of the Campaign for Mount Holyoke Steering Committee. For her service to the College, she was awarded the Alumnae Association’s Medal of Honor in 1991 and the President’s Award in 1992.
A magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate, Rossotti earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1964. Her professional affiliations include: American Bar Association; American Society of International Law; District of Columbia Bar Foundation, Advisory Committee; and American Bar Association International Law Association, American Branch.