LOS ANGELES – Goldberg Lowenstein & Weatherwax LLP (GLW), a California litigation and transactional law firm with a focus on patent, antitrust and business litigation, welcomes Kevin Rosenberg to its Los Angeles office as the firm’s General Counsel and Chair of the Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation Group.
Mr. Rosenberg, who was most recently a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, brings more than 20 years of trial and appellate experience having tried dozens of cases, argued more than 30 federal appeals, and authored over 200 federal appellate briefs.
"Kevin is a superstar prosecutor who brings a depth of trial and appellate experience that is difficult to obtain in private practice. We are thrilled that he chose to help us expand our capabilities," said founding partner, Perry Goldberg. Beong Soo-Kim, former Assistant U.S. Attorney and current litigation partner at Jones Day said, "Kevin is a first-rate trial lawyer who is widely respected for his integrity and judgment. He will hit the ground running in private practice."
Mr. Rosenberg began his legal career serving in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) for nearly six years in various positions, including Appellate Government Counsel, Special Assistant United States Attorney, Legal Advisor of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Defense Attorney. He was lead defense counsel in more than 40 cases at jury trials, bench trials and preliminary hearings on charges including murder, child sexual abuse, larceny, fraud, and conspiracy. He was also lead counsel on more than 50 contested administrative employment termination hearings regarding issues such as employee misconduct and sexual harassment.
In 2000, Mr. Rosenberg joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, and in 2007 was appointed Deputy Chief in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. He conducted 19 federal jury trials, including a four-month racketeering and money laundering trial against 11 defendants. Mr. Rosenberg was the lead prosecutor supervising the first-of-its-kind investigation targeting a multi-billion dollar international corporation suspected of violating the Bank Secrecy Act, which resulted in the corporation agreeing to return more than $47 million in funds to the government and making significant changes to its compliance programs. He also filed more than 25 briefs and argued 10 cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
He earned his J.D. with distinction from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he was a member of the Traynor Honor Society, on the Dean’s Honor List, a member of the national mock trial competition team, and a Law Review member and editor.