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Courtney A. Rosen


COURTNEY A. ROSEN focuses her practice on successfully resolving business disputes involving corporations, directors, officers, executives, managers and investors.

Courtney’s experience includes representing clients in expedited and contested proceedings such as preliminary injunctions; expedited proceedings regarding M&A; Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and other regulatory matters; and bankruptcy related litigation proceedings on behalf of both debtors and creditors.

The scope of Courtney’s work is reflected in her experience as a trial attorney, including, for example:

  • a preliminary injunction on behalf of a venture capital firm to facilitate the making of a superior proposal for a public company;
  • an action to recover fraudulently diverted funds for a financial management company client;
  • a Section 262 appraisal action on behalf of a public company telecommunications client;
  • the damages phase of a patent infringement action involving a drug for treating gastric diseases; and
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan confirmation matters.

Courtney has represented clients in all phases of fiduciary duty and securities litigation, including shareholder derivative lawsuits, complex corporate governance matters (including corporate control and hostile take over cases), and directors and officers' liability claims.

Courtney has also represented hedge fund managers, private equity managers, commodity pool operators and financial institutions in all aspects of civil litigation (including arbitrations) and internal investigations. Courtney has represented numerous participants in the financial markets in connection with regulatory proceedings before the SEC, FINRA, the CFTC, and the National Futures Association (NFA). Courtney’s fund litigation practice also has focused on identifying risk and potential disputes.

Courtney has represented utilities in administrative and court proceedings and in dealing with regulatory and business problems facing such clients. She has assisted interstate natural-gas and crude-petroleum pipelines in obtaining rights-of-way for new pipeline projects and meeting their operational objectives.

Finally, Courtney has experience in antitrust litigation, including price fixing cases and with claims of patent infringement (focusing on patent damages).

Courtney is actively involved in civic matters, and currently serves on the advisory board of directors for Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic, which provides high-impact, legal aid to low-income Chicagoans in family, housing, criminal records, and criminal defense law. She also serves on the Women’s Board of the Joffrey Ballet, a world-class ballet company and dance education organization committed to artistic excellence and innovation, and on the board of the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, which supports one of the largest conservatories in the United States. Courtney previously served on the Lyric Opera of Chicago Guild Board of Directors, and in various executive positions on that board, including chairman of the Lyric’s 2013 Fantasy of the Opera gala.

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