Mr. Rosen’s practice focuses on appeals, intellectual property litigation, insurance litigation, and strategic advising. A thought leader, Mr. Rosen has a reputation for helping clients analyze and navigate the most complex and thorny legal issues in and out of the courtroom.
Mr. Rosen has extensive litigation experience at the trial and appellate level with all manner of cases. At the appellate level, he has drafted merits briefs in high-stakes appeals in the United States Supreme Court, the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 9th Circuit Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, and the California Courts of Appeal, and argued appeals in both the state and federal appellate courts. At the trial level, he has drafted and argued numerous successful summary judgment motions and motions to dismiss in state and federal courts across the country. Mr. Rosen’s intellectual property litigation includes copyright and trade secret cases for clients in the tech and media and entertainment industries.
Outside the courtroom, Mr. Rosen has taken on the most complicated legal questions for tech, insurance, and entertainment clients, providing answers to intractable problems that never reach the courtroom.
Mr. Rosen also has a growing insurance practice focused on high-stakes bad faith litigation across the United States in state and federal court. In the past few years, Mr. Rosen has served as outside, national coordinating counsel for GEICO and has appeared on behalf of them in cases across the country—at both the trial and appellate level. He also advised clients, including pro bono clients, on difficult insurance questions and represented them in seeking coverage for disputes.
Mr. Rosen also maintains an active pro bono practice and has provided pro bono representation to clients challenging unconstitutional election procedures, seeking justice for officer-involved shootings, seeking immigration relief, and challenging unconstitutional seizures.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rosen clerked for Judge Alison J. Nathan (at the time, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York) and Judge Debra Ann Livingston of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Mr. Rosen graduated first in his class and summa cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as developments chair of the Harvard Law Review. He received his B.A. in English and music, magna cum laude, from Amherst College.
Mr. Rosen is a co-founder of the Yleana Leadership Academy, a program that prepares low-income high school students for the SAT, teaches them entrepreneurship skills, and helps connect them to compassionate peers and mentors. He also loves to sing and has performed as a baritone in the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus since 2017 along with several other members of MTO’s San Francisco office.