Stuart Rosen

Stuart D. Rosen

Partner

Stuart D. Rosen

Partner

  • Overview

    Biography

    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).

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Successfully represented a hedge fund manager in a four-year arbitration concerning ownership and control of a multibillion-dollar hedge fund.

         
      • Represented a major insurance company in a multibillion-dollar asbestos-driven Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding brought by an automobile parts manufacturer and in related $50 million multistate environmental coverage litigation.

      • Obtained summary judgment in the Connecticut federal district court for a Detroit museum in a battle over ownership of the original "Howdy Doody" puppet from the iconic 1950s television show.

      • Represented an electric power plant owner in claims against an international construction consortium arising out of a $200 million construction contract and the collapse of the plant during construction.
      • Represented a major insurance company in a $60 million coverage litigation involving 29,000 underlying silica and asbestos claims.

      • Achieved early dismissal from a New York federal district court of claims under Sections 10(b) and 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act brought by minority shareholders against a publicly traded medical management company and its board of directors arising out of the company's recapitalization.

      • Successfully defended former directors and officers of an Internet-based medical benefits company against multimillion-dollar claims of fraud, misrepresentation, securities law violations, and unfair trade practices asserted by a former investor.

      • Successfully represented a major insurance company in a declaratory judgment coverage action in connection with $100 million in construction defect claims arising out of the development of a luxury condominium project along the Hudson River in New Jersey.

      • Successfully defended lender liability claims against a financial institution in connection with a multimillion-dollar lending facility to an inn and spa and obtained full repayment of loan, including attorney's fees.

      • Represented a major financial institution in foreclosures of multimillion-dollar commercial properties and related litigation.

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    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Hartford County Bar Association

      Connecticut Bar Association
      Litigation Section
      Insurance Section, Executive Committee
      Federal Practice Section

      American Bar Association
      Litigation Section
      Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section

      Defense Research Institute

      University of Connecticut School of Law
      Adjunct Lecturer at Law, Insurance Litigation/Arbitration (2012 - present)

      Connecticut Judicial Branch
      Attorney Trial Referee

      Hartford Judicial District
      Fact Finder/Arbitrator

      International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR)
      Neutral Arbitrator for the Commercial, Insurance, and Real Estate Panels
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Commercial Litigation (2010 to 2017), Real Estate Litigation (2012 to 2017), Banking & Finance Litigation (2013 to 2017), and Lawyer of the Year, Hartford Real Estate Litigation (2013) (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters
      Secretary of Board of Directors
      Member of Executive Committee's Board of Directors (2016)

      The Connecticut Forum
      Member, Advisory Board (2016)
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "Declaratory Judgments in Insurance Coverage Disputes," panelist at Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting (6/2011)

      "Professional Liability Insurance: Errors and Omissions/Directors and Officers," speaker at CLE seminar, University of Connecticut School of Law (1/2014)

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • December 14, 2016

        Stuart Rosen Elected Board Secretary of Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters

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      • July 11, 2016

        Stuart Rosen Appointed Arbitrator by CPR International Institute

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      R+C News Releases

      • August 15, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

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      • February 11, 2016

        Stuart Rosen Elected to Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors

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      • August 18, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

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      • December 18, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes Partner from Bingham McCutchen

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