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Danielle L. Rose
New York
800 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
+1 212 488 1209

Danielle Rose serves as lead counsel in high-stakes commercial disputes, often arising from significant market disruptions, such as the COVID-19-related downturn and the subprime mortgage crisis.  Such disputes frequently involve complex financial products (including residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), and other debt instruments) as well as M&A, joint venture, and cross-border transactions.  In addition, Ms. Rose also advises boards of directors with respect to shareholder demands.  

Ms. Rose began her career at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where she litigated complex commercial and securities disputes, including M&A matters.  

Following law school, Ms. Rose clerked for the Honorable Leonard B. Sand of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.


  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation


  • Harvard Law School, JD, honors
  • Princeton University, BA, honors, Phi Beta Kappa


  • Honorable Leonard B. Sand, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • The Legal 500 United States, General Commercial Disputes
  • The Legal 500 United States, International Litigation
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer, Business Litigation
  • Top Women Attorneys In The New York Metro Area, Business Litigation

Select Engagements

Financial Products & Services Litigation

  • Representation of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) trustees in various litigations asserting breaches of representations and warranties in connection with residential mortgage-backed securitizations.
  • Representation of a public company’s board of directors in conducting an independent investigation in response to shareholder demand.
  • Representation of a major financial institution in pursuing claims related to RMBS.
  • Representation of an institutional investor in litigation relating to corporate control over joint venture investments in a South American utility company.
  • Representation of a Spanish multinational gaming company in a dispute against its former restructuring adviser.
  • Representation of a commodity futures trading firm in disputes against multiple clearinghouses and futures and options merchants relating to US $100 million+ of disputed trades on the Intercontinental Exchange.
  • Defense of an investment firm and its founder in a subsequent transfer action brought by the court-appointed trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.
  • Representation of a financial institution in litigation against a monoline insurer.
  • Representation of a private equity firm and a limited liability company (LLC) in litigation related to the transaction by which those entities acquired a popular collectibles company.
  • Representation of a major financial institution in opposing a claim objection by Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
  • Representation of Rebekah Brooks, the former CEO of News International, with respect to a putative securities class action arising out of the “phone hacking” investigations in the UK.
  • Representation of the former CEO of a multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer with respect to a putative securities class action filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-author, “Minimizing Litigation Risks From Valuation Disputes During Covid-19” (Bloomberg Law, May 2020)
  • Speaker, "Litigation and Arbitration in Different Jurisdictions" (Benchmark Women in Litigation Forum, New York, September 2016)
  • Speaker, "Annual RMBS Investor Legal Conference" (Association of Mortgage Investors, New York, December 2012)
  • Co-author, "Proof Beyond All Possible Doubt: Is There a Need for a Higher Burden of Proof When the Sentence May Be Death?" (Chicago-Kent Law Review, 2003)
  • Co-author, "Inadvertent and Selective Disclosure of Privileged Material: Proposed Rule 502" (3 No. 7 Sec. Litig. Rep. 10, July/August 2006)
  • Co-author, Modern Federal Jury Instructions - Criminal Volumes (Chapter 9A, 2002)

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