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Jennifer Rossan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Sadis & Goldberg LLP
551 5th Avenue, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10176
Phone: 212-573-8783
Fax: 212-947-3796
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1996
Practice Areas: General Litigation, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Jennifer Rossan practices in the firm’s Litigation group. Jennifer has extensive trial experience and has obtained successful verdicts for her clients in a number of large federal court trials. Jennifer focuses her practice on a wide range of financial services disputes including SEC and FINRA enforcement actions. She also litigates complex commercial matters and employment law matters, including claims of wrongful termination and harassment, and negotiates and reviews employment contracts.

From 1996 to 1999, Jennifer was an assistant attorney general in the Litigation Bureau of the Office of the New York State Attorney General, where she defended the state in several major class action lawsuits and litigation employment discrimination cases in federal court.

Prior to joining Sadis & Goldberg, Jennifer was Senior Counsel for the New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel. As a senior trial lawyer, she defended the City of New York and the New York City Police Department in matters involving high exposure and complex and novel policy issues, including police shootings and large class action lawsuits.  Jennifer tried numerous cases to verdict in federal court with outstanding results.  She also supervised junior attorneys and taught continuing legal education classes on all facets of trial practice.

Practice Areas
  • 50%General Litigation
  • 50%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination

Selections

9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022

About Jennifer Rossan

First Admitted: 1993, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: https://www.sadis.com/attorneys/jennifer-rossan

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Massachusetts
  • New York 

Newsletters

  • INSIDER TRADING AFTER THE NEWMAN DECISION

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Educational Background

  • University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts, 1990
  • Boston University School of Law (J.D.; International Law Journal), 1993

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Hedge Fund Law Report, Co-Author, Sullivan v. Harnisch and SEC Proposed Whistleblower Rules Bolster Internal Compliance Programs While Creating Catch-22 for Compliance Officers, 2011
  • On December 10, 2014, the Second Circuit issued a decision reversing the insider trading convictions of Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson and ordering the dismissal of their indictments with prejudice. The decision has been the talk of the legal community and Wall Street, as it represents a rare loss for U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in his signature insider trading crackdown - indeed it appears to represent just his second and third losses after the Rengan Rajaratnam trial. This decision is likely to give rise to a number of other reversals of convictions, thereby representing a serious set-back for the U.S. Attorney's Office, and, by logical extension, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("S.E.C."), Co-Author, Insider Trading After the Newman Decision, 2014
  • Employers should give careful consideration to the inclusion of non-competition provisions in employment agreements for low-level employees. The New York Attorney General (the "AG") recently announced that it settled investigations with two companies over their use of non-compete provisions in employment agreements for low-level employees. Policing non-compete provisions is a new regulatory frontier for the AG and it is flexing its regulatory muscle pursuant to § 63 (12) of New York's Executive Law, which provides the AG with authority to enjoin businesses from utilizing "unconscionable contractual provisions.", Co-Author, A Cautionary Tale in the Use of Non-Compete Agreements, 2016

Honors/Awards

  • Sadis & Goldberg LLP is pleased to announce that Jennifer Rossan has been selected for Lawyer Monthly Women in Law 2016 Awards. Ms. Rossan has been selected for her work in the Litigation sector. This is the first annual Women in Law Awards, celebrating and highlighting the achievements of women in the legal profession across the globe. Lawyer Monthly canvassed the opinions of readers based on a 6 point list of criteria. For more information or to read how the research was conducted, please go to www.lawyer-monthly.com, Women in Law Awards, Lawyer Monthly, 2016, Lawyer Monthly Women in Law 2016 Awards, Lawyer Monthly, 2016
  • “Leading Women Lawyers in New York City,” Crain’s New York Business, 2018
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer, New York Metro Super Lawyer Magazine 2014 – 2017
  • Sadis & Goldberg LLP is pleased to announce that Jennifer Rossan has been selected for Lawyer Monthly Women in Law 2014 Awards. Ms. Rossan has been selected for her work in the Litigation sector. This is the first annual Women in Law Awards, celebrating and highlighting the achievements of women in the legal profession across the globe. Lawyer Monthly canvassed the opinions of readers based on a 6 point list of criteria. For more information or to read how the research was conducted, please go to www.lawyer-monthly.com, Women in Law Awards, Lawyer Monthly, 2014
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Office Location for Jennifer Rossan

551 5th Avenue
21st Floor
New York, NY 10176

Phone: 212-573-8783

Fax: 212-947-3796

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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