Danielle Rose serves as lead counsel in high-stakes commercial disputes, often arising from significant market disruptions, such as those related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subprime mortgage crisis. Such disputes frequently involve complex financial products (including collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities, and other debt instruments) as well as liability management, M&A, joint venture, and cross-border transactions. Ms. Rose also advises boards of directors with respect to shareholder demands.
Ms. Rose represents clients holding diverse positions within corporate capital structures and transactions. This includes private equity firms as well as lenders in disputes arising out of liability management transactions. In structured products litigation, Ms. Rose has served as lead litigation counsel for residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) trustees in actions against financial institutions. She also regularly handles complex breach of contract disputes, including those arising out of the subprime mortgage crisis.
Among other professional recognitions, Benchmark Litigation has named Ms. Rose one of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation” and as a “National Practice Area Star.” Chambers USA has recognized Ms. Rose as a leading commercial litigator, as have the Legal 500 U.S. and Super Lawyers.
Ms. Rose is the Co-chair of the Hedge Fund and Capital Markets Litigation Committee of the New York State Bar Association and is an Executive Committee Member of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association. Ms. Rose also serves on the Program Committee of the Federal Bar Council and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Ms. Rose received her B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Princeton University, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Leonard B. Sand of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and then practiced at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where she litigated complex commercial and securities disputes, including M&A matters.
Last updated July 2021