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Rosanne E. Felicello


Rosanne Felicello focuses her practice on commercial litigation. She handles matters ranging from representing investors involved in business “divorces” to contract disputes to S.E.C. enforcement actions and everything in between. She has a broad range of experience helping clients in the insurance, restaurant, retail, financial services, and professional services industries.

Rosanne began her legal career in Boston at Ropes & Gray LLP in 2002, and then moved to Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. In 2011, she left Patterson to start her own firm.

At Ropes, she worked on a number of high profile cases, including the property insurance trial that determined whether the 9/11 terrorist attack constituted one or two occurrences and the case that set the liability standard for excessive fee claims against mutual funds under Section 36(b) of the 1940 Act. At Patterson, Rosanne worked on the TriCor® antitrust cases, the Cendant case against its former auditor, and cases regarding liability for the downfall of a number of residential mortgage-backed securities.

Rosanne has received a Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 in Litigation, Commercial Law and Business Law. She is a former member of the Litigation Committee, NYC Bar.


Boston University School of Law

J.D., magna cum laude, 2002 (#10 in class of 290)
Law Review

Boston University

B.A., Sociology & Political Economy
magna cum laude, 1999


New York, S.D.N.Y.

Massachusetts, D. Mass.


Representative Matters
  • Represented a major pharmaceutical company against allegations of antitrust violations concerning one of its blockbuster drugs (In re TriCor ® Litigation).
  • Represented two monoline insurers in separate actions against major banks and their mortgage lender subsidiaries in connection with violations of the representations and warranties of numerous residential mortgage-backed securities(Syncora Guarantee, Inc. v. EMC Mortgage Inc. (a former subsidiary of Bear Stearns) Ambac Assurance Corporation v. DLG Mortgage Capital Inc. (a former subsidiary of Credit Suisse), et al.).
  • Represented an individual client facing claims of legal malpractice and fraud as part of a multi-party, co-defense team that included four major New York law firms. (Waggoner et al. v. Caruso, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP).
  • Represented an online travel website facing false advertising claims. (Expedia, Inc. v. Priceline.com Inc.)
  • Represented a company that was the result of what was meant to be a merger of equals in connection with claims against the independent auditor of one of the companies to the merger, whose management had been engaged in accounting fraud. (In re Cendant Corp. Securities Litigation)
  • Represented a mutual fund management company facing a claim of excessive fees in violation of the 1940 Investment Company Act. (Jones v. Harris Associates, L.P.)
  • Represented a flight operator based in Africa facing a tort claim in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts.
  • Represented Certain Underwriters of the Lloyds of London in connection with the dispute of insurance coverage of the World Trade Center relating to 9/11.
  • Represented individuals in connection with SEC investigations.
  • Represented clients seeking political asylum.
  • Represented a client seeking an accommodation in the New York City school system.
  • Represented a client against allegations of defamation and invasion of the right to privacy.
Publications and Media Appearances
Private firms will face more retaliation litigation if Sarbanes-Oxley is extended (June 2, 2013)


Virtual-Strategy Magazine, “Professional Women of NYC Got Savvy Legal Advice from Experts at NAPW New York City Local Chapter Meeting in February”


Alison Frankel’s On The Case, “Whistle-blower Claims Cadwalader, Wittels Ruined His Life”


The Hedge Fund Law Report

http://www.hflawreport.com/article/1505 (by subscription)

Speaking Engagements
“The How-tos” of Successful Motion Practice” — CLE at the New York City Bar — May 30, 2013, 6:00 pm
Lawline.com — “An Overview of the JOBS Act” CLE — April 5, 2013


National Association of Professional Women, NYC Chapter — Feb. 4, 2013 at 6:30 pm at The Ladders, 137 Varick Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10013
Global LPO Conference and Exhibition 2012, Oct. 11-12, 2012


Securities Litigation Report:

http://www.hflawreport.com/article/1505 (by subscription)