Stuart Rosen is a highly experienced commercial litigator with first-chair jury and bench trial experience in federal and state courts. He is a member of the firm's Insurance + Reinsurance and Business Litigation Groups. Mr. Rosen represents corporate and institutional clients in complex business litigation in a wide range of matters, including contract disputes, business torts, insurance and reinsurance, partnership disputes, banking, real estate, and mass torts. In addition to his trial experience, he has extensive alternative dispute resolution expertise as an advocate and arbitrator and in mediations. He has also successfully argued a number of appeals to the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts.
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 D&O and 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.
One of Mr. Rosen's more noteworthy cases was his successful representation of a Detroit museum in a "custody battle" over ownership of the original "Howdy Doody" puppet from the 1950s television show. The case generated substantial national and international media coverage.
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. He has lectured on trial practice for various business and professional organizations.
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 to 2017), Real Estate Litigation (2012 to 2017), and Banking & Finance Litigation (2013 to 2017) and was named Lawyer of the Year for Hartford Real Estate Litigation (2013).