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Zachary D. Rosenbaum
Lawyer
New York
800 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
+1 212 380 2580
New York
800 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
+1 212 380 2580

Zachary Rosenbaum is a highly accomplished litigator whose practice focuses on global financial markets. Mr. Rosenbaum represents bondholders, shareholders, foreign and domestic asset managers, private equity funds, and other institutional investors in high-stakes civil disputes. He has tried to verdict jury and non-jury cases in the U.S. and abroad, and has litigated against virtually every major Wall Street bank.

In 2019, Chambers USA spotlighted Mr. Rosenbaum as one of just 11 leading litigators in New York representing institutional plaintiffs in securities litigation. Chambers USA describes him as a "phenomenal lawyer who has a very strong following with hedge funds." He has also been recognized each year in New York Super Lawyers from 2011 to 2019.

Mr. Rosenbaum has extensive experience in securities and structured finance litigation, M&A disputes, secured and unsecured financing litigation, real estate investment disputes, and intellectual property litigation. He has routinely litigated in New York and abroad in matters involving complex commercial transactions (such as collateralized debt obligation and mortgage-back securities transactions). Mr. Rosenbaum has also worked closely with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other government authorities in their investigations and prosecutions of misconduct victimizing institutional investors that led to the 2008 global financial crisis.

Before joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Rosenbaum was the founder and chair of the capital markets litigation group at Lowenstein Sandler in New York, where he represented investment managers and institutional investors with a focus on securities and structured finance litigation. He was an original member of the New York County Bar Association Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Hedge Fund Litigation.

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Education

  • New York Law School, JD, magna cum laude
  • University of Maryland, BS

Accolades

  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2019)
  • Super Lawyers, New York (2011-2019)

Select Engagements

  • Prosecuted claims on behalf of The Prudential Insurance Company of America against Morgan Stanley for fraudulent misrepresentation and civil RICO involving the creation and sale of over US $1 billion of RMBS.
  • Obtained a successful jury verdict in the Southern District of New York in defense of action concerning the provision of health care services to employees of the state of Tennessee.
  • Won preliminary injunction after two-day plenary trial, in connection with a US $40 million debt financing.
  • Won summary judgment, defeating trade secret infringement claims brought in the Southern District of Florida against broker-dealer regarding the creation of a public exchange for transacting repurpose "repo" agreements.
  • Won dismissal of a US $1.875 billion claim brought in New York by financial guarantor FGIC against client IKB Deutsche Industriebank involving a complex array of credit default swaps and underlying CDO assets.
  • Representing multiple RMBS trustees in trial and appellate courts, both state and federal, concerning several billion dollars in mortgage repurchase claims.
  • Defended claims of ratings fraud in connection with the launch of a US $2 billion structured investment vehicle (SIV).
  • Defeated an arbitration claim brought against institutional investors by an international investment bank stemming from three contemplated CDO transactions, totaling US $1.5 billion, clearing the way for a substantial damage claim prosecuted in the New York Supreme Court.
  • Successfully prosecuted a jury trial on behalf of a minority shareholder in a large privately held company.
 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • New York County Bar Association Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Hedge Fund Litigation, member

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-author, "How the Global Financial Crisis Has Shaped New York Law," ( ABA Business and Corporate Litigation Committee Newsletter, August 2019)
  • Speaker, ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting 2019, September 2019

Credentials

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Education

  • New York Law School, JD, magna cum laude
  • University of Maryland, BS

Accolades

  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2019)
  • Super Lawyers, New York (2011-2019)

Engagements

  • Prosecuted claims on behalf of The Prudential Insurance Company of America against Morgan Stanley for fraudulent misrepresentation and civil RICO involving the creation and sale of over US $1 billion of RMBS.
  • Obtained a successful jury verdict in the Southern District of New York in defense of action concerning the provision of health care services to employees of the state of Tennessee.
  • Won preliminary injunction after two-day plenary trial, in connection with a US $40 million debt financing.
  • Won summary judgment, defeating trade secret infringement claims brought in the Southern District of Florida against broker-dealer regarding the creation of a public exchange for transacting repurpose "repo" agreements.
  • Won dismissal of a US $1.875 billion claim brought in New York by financial guarantor FGIC against client IKB Deutsche Industriebank involving a complex array of credit default swaps and underlying CDO assets.
  • Representing multiple RMBS trustees in trial and appellate courts, both state and federal, concerning several billion dollars in mortgage repurchase claims.
  • Defended claims of ratings fraud in connection with the launch of a US $2 billion structured investment vehicle (SIV).
  • Defeated an arbitration claim brought against institutional investors by an international investment bank stemming from three contemplated CDO transactions, totaling US $1.5 billion, clearing the way for a substantial damage claim prosecuted in the New York Supreme Court.
  • Successfully prosecuted a jury trial on behalf of a minority shareholder in a large privately held company.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • New York County Bar Association Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Hedge Fund Litigation, member

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-author, "How the Global Financial Crisis Has Shaped New York Law," ( ABA Business and Corporate Litigation Committee Newsletter, August 2019)
  • Speaker, ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting 2019, September 2019

"A phenomenal lawyer who has a very strong following with hedge funds."

Chambers USA