Benjamin M. Rose

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Benjamin M. Rose

Associate

New York | 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036-6797
+1 212 641 5683 | +1 212 698 3599

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Benjamin M. Rose advises and represents clients in a wide range of litigation matters, including complex commercial litigation, white collar and securities litigation, M&A litigation, internal investigations and corporate compliance, and financial services and investment management litigation and enforcement.

Mr. Rose’s experience includes all stages of litigation in federal, state and regulatory actions involving securities class actions, commodities and securities fraud, contract disputes, shareholder derivative claims, civil rights claims, FINRA arbitrations, corporate governance disputes, bankruptcy matters, mediations and other complex commercial matters. Mr. Rose is also active in Pro Bono matters, including criminal appeals, pursuing human trafficking violations and responding to government investigations into not-for-profit organizations.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Rose was an associate in the New York office of a large international law firm.

Significant Representations

  • Hearing counsel in a FINRA arbitration representing a broker-dealer accused of causing an undisputed US$25 million trading loss in synthetic futures. Following two weeks of hearings, the Panel rejected claimant’s damages theory and awarded less than 10% of the trading loss.
  • New York real estate developer and Hasidic Jewish residents in civil rights litigation involving local governments in Sullivan County, New York that erected discriminatory road blocks to building projects in an effort to deter the migration of Hasidic Jews into the area. 
  • Independent Committee of a corporation in expedited Delaware Chancery Court proceedings regarding minority shareholder claims for breaches of contractual and fiduciary obligations stemming from an equity financing round, including a matter of first impression concerning the limits of shareholder ratification.
  • Member of a Delaware limited liability company pursuing claims for breaches of contractual and fiduciary duties regarding bad faith efforts to seize control of the company and misuse company assets.
  • Major League Baseball (MLB) in connection with the Los Angeles Dodgers' bankruptcy, in which MLB successfully opposed the Dodgers' initial DIP financing proposal, requiring the team to borrow funds on more favorable terms to MLB, ultimately leading to a mediated settlement whereby the team was sold for US$2.15 billion – the highest price at the time ever paid for any major league sports team.
  • Commodities broker in federal court accused of participation in a fraudulent trading scheme with more than a half billion US$ in claimed damages.
  • Major investment bank in a New York state court dispute concerning the interpretation of a stockholder agreement's provisions.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

Education
  • Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 2002
  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2008, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Managing Editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law
Admissions
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Clerkships
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Honorable Marcia Morales Howard
Memberships
American Bar Association