Jeffrey J. Rosen
USA: New York
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
919 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Tel: +1 212 909 6281
Mr. Rosen is ranked in Band 1 for corporate M&A by Chambers Global (2017-2018), which describes him as a “major force in the market,” “one of the finest lawyers in town,” “excellent at deal strategy and execution” and “extraordinarily experienced, intelligent and creative.” He is also recommended for both M&A and private equity buyouts by Chambers Global (2018) and Chambers USA (2018), where one client notes that he is “at the top of the game,” a “Superstar” and “one of the smartest guys that I have met in my whole life,” others say that his “main strength is that he can anticipate the questions I don’t ask,” elaborating that “he’s one of the most intelligent people I’ve dealt with,” and that “he has a complete grasp of business, structure and tax issues.” He is recognized as a leading M&A lawyer by IFLR1000 (2018) and in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame for large ($1bn+) deals.
Mr. Rosen was selected to speak at the “30th Tulane Corporate Law Institute,” one of the leading M&A, corporate and securities law conferences in the United States. He spoke on the “Continuing Impact of Appraisal Rights” panel regarding the implications of appraisal rights actions arising from M&A deals. In 2010, Mr. Rosen was one of three corporate lawyers recognized by The National Law Journal on its list of “The Decade’s Most Influential Lawyers” – the 40 lawyers whose work the publication said “was so consequential that it helped to push the profession, an industry or a practice area substantially forward.” He was named Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer in 2009 for his representation of Verizon Wireless in its $28.1 billion acquisition of Alltel Corporation, in 2007, for his representation of International Paper in its $6.1 billion divestiture of timberlands, and in 2004, for his representation of General Electric and NBC in their $14 billion acquisition of Vivendi Universal Entertainment.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Rosen served as Executive Assistant to Treasury Secretary G. William Miller and was a law clerk to the Hon. William J. Brennan, Jr., U.S. Supreme Court and the Hon. J. Skelly Wright, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Mr. Rosen received his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1978, where he was Supreme Court editor of the Harvard Law Review and a recipient of the Sears Prize and the Fay Diploma. He received his B.A. magna cum laude with highest honors from Harvard University in 1971.
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“Superstar” Jeffrey Rosen remains a go-to lawyer for M&A. Sources note he is “at the top of his game” and “one of the smartest guys that I have met in my whole life.”