Rosen to deliver keynote address at LAHC awards gala

 Chief U.S. District Judge Gerald E. Rosen will deliver the keynote address during the LAHC 26th Annual Awards Gala. This high profile event which brings together more than 1,200 people of the corporate, government and grassroots community is scheduled to take place on Friday May 9 at the Adoba Hotel in Dearborn. 

Rosen was nominated by President George Bush to the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in November, 1989 and was invested in March 1990. He became chief judge of the court Jan. 1, 2009.

Prior to taking the bench, Rosen was a senior partner in the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone. While at Miller, Canfield, Rosen was a trial lawyer, specializing in commercial, employment and constitutional litigation and litigated a number of important, high-profile cases. Rosen began his professional career in Washington, D.C. as a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Robert P. Griffin of Michigan. Rosen served on Sen. Griffin’s staff in Washington for five years, from February 1974 through January 1979, during which time he was intimately involved in some of the most significant and challenging issues of the period. While serving as Sen. Griffin’s legislative assistant, Rosen attended the George Washington University Law School at night, and obtained his Juris Doctor degree in May 1979. (He is now a member of the law school’s board of advisors). Rosen’s undergraduate degree is from Kalamazoo College.

Rosen has written and published articles for professional journals and the popular press on a wide range of issues. For more than 20 years, Rosen has been an adjunct professor of law, teaching Evidence at University of Michigan Law School, Wayne State University Law School, University of Detroit Law School and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Rosen frequently lectures at continuing legal education seminars for both lawyers and state and federal Judges. He has also lectured at numerous international conferences, and represented the United States government in many countries.

Rosen currently serves as a member of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Council. From 1995-2001, he served on the U.S. Judicial Conference’s Committee on Criminal Law. As a member of that committee, he was actively involved in developing sentencing and criminal law and procedure policy for the judicial branch of government. Rosen was also selected by his colleagues to serve on the board of directors of the Federal Judges Association.

 During his tenure on the federal bench, Rosen has had wide experience in facilitating settlements between parties in a great many cases, including highly complex and challenging Multi-District Litigation cases and class actions.
 Beyond his professional work, Rosen is involved with several charitable and community organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors of Focus: HOPE and the Michigan Chapter of the Federalist Society.


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