Stuart Rosen is a highly experienced litigator with first-chair jury and bench trial experience in federal and state courts. He concentrates his practice in business and insurance litigation, and is a member of the firm's Insurance + Reinsurance and Business Litigation Groups. Mr. Rosen also has substantial experience in arbitrations and mediations, and has served as a commercial arbitrator for almost twenty-five years.
Mr. Rosen represents corporate and institutional clients in complex business litigation in a wide range of matters, including contract disputes, business torts, partnership disputes, banking, real estate, and mass torts. He has also successfully argued a number of appeals to the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts. Mr. Rosen has lectured on trial practice for various business and professional organizations.
Mr. Rosen successfully represented a hedge fund manager in a highly contested four-year arbitration concerning ownership and control of a multibillion-dollar hedge fund, and defeated $150 million in related business tort claims.
Insurance Coverage Litigation
Mr. Rosen's insurance practice includes representing a number of leading insurers in litigation and coverage matters involving mass torts, environmental pollution, silica and asbestos, advertising injury, construction defects, property damage, and directors and officers (D&O) and errors and omissions (E&O) coverage. He has also handled disputes arising out of group life and health coverage, brokerage disputes, and reinsurance litigation involving environmental, asbestos, and professional liability claims.
Mr. Rosen represented a major insurance company in a $60 million coverage litigation involving dozens of insurers and 29,000 underlying silica and asbestos claims. The case included a successful interlocutory appeal to the Connecticut Supreme Court on coverage issues and was resolved on the eve of jury selection.
In addition to his trial experience, Mr. Rosen has extensive alternative dispute resolution experience as an arbitrator, and as an advocate in arbitrations and mediations. Mr. Rosen has served as a commercial arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association since 1993 and is a member of the Large Complex Case Panel. He also serves as an arbitrator on the Commercial, Insurance, and Real Estate panels for the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) and as a commercial arbitrator for the American Dispute Resolution Center. Mr. Rosen was named a Special Master by the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and was appointed an Attorney Trial Referee and Fact Finder/Arbitrator by the Connecticut Superior Court.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rosen led the Hartford litigation team for Bingham McCutchen LLP, a large international law firm. He was selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Litigation (2010-2018), Litigation - Real Estate (2011-2018), Litigation - Banking and Finance (2013-2018), and was named Hartford Lawyer of the Year in the area of Litigation - Real Estate (2013) and Litigation - Banking and Finance (2018).