Gates Garrity-Rokous serves as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for the Office of University Compliance and Integrity at The Ohio State University.
Gates has spent more than 20 years developing, assessing and managing ethics for large, complex institutions with a broad expertise in higher education, healthcare and financial services. Prior to joining Ohio State, Gates served as Chief Compliance Officer for GE Capital Americas, where he oversaw its regulatory compliance program. Before that, he was a white collar defense partner for Wiggin & Dana, LLP, advising universities, hospitals, and corporations on compliance issues. He also served as an assistant U.S. attorney and health-care fraud-enforcement officer with the Department of Justice. Gates also clerked in the United States District Court of Connecticut and the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.
Mr. Garrity-Rokous earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College and his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa.