Richard A. Rosen

Richard A. Rosen

  • Lecturer in Law

Richard Rosen served as a partner in the Litigation Department of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison from 1986 until his retirement at the end of 2022. During most of that period, he was co-chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation and Enforcement group. Mr.  Rosen has extensive experience in civil litigation in the state and federal courts in the fields of securities, directors’ and officers’ liability, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives, commodity futures and other complex business disputes.

He frequently represented public companies and underwriting syndicates in securities fraud class action litigations, as well as both issuers and investment banking firms in a wide variety of other securities matters, including merger and acquisition litigations. He has also defended many class actions involving open and closed-end funds and limited partnerships. Richard also often appears on behalf of directors and officers in derivative suits alleging breaches of fiduciary duty and as counsel for Special Litigation Committees.

He  is listed (for the nineteenth consecutive year) in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA, where clients note he is “the smartest lawyer [they] have ever worked with” and “an excellent attorney who gets great results.” He is listed as a "Senior Statesperson" and was previously listed in “Band 1” in Litigation: Securities (New York), which consisted of only nine lawyers.

Representative clients for which he has handled significant litigations are: Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc., Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney, JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs & Co., Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.,  EchoStar Corporation, Henry Schein, Inc. and  Carnival Corp.

Mr. Rosen was a Visiting Professor of Law at Eotvos Lorand University, in Budapest, Hungary in Spring 2023 and previously served as  a visiting Professor of Law at the National University, Odessa Law Academy in Odessa, Ukraine..

Mr. Rosen received his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, in 1978, where he served as a Note Editor of the Harvard Law Review, and his B.A. from  Brown University in 1975.