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John J. Rosenberg - New York, NY

Carnegie Hall Tower152 West 57th Street18th Floor New York, NY 10019

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Updated: 11/10/2023

New York Entertainment Law Lawyer

Overview

John J. Rosenberg brings more than four decades of litigation experience to the firm. Mr. Rosenberg, who earned a B.A. in Music (with a concentration in Ethnomusicology) from Brown University, graduated summa cum laude and first in his class from Boston University School of Law in 1979. Following his graduation, Mr. Rosenberg served as a law clerk to the Honorable Levin H. Campbell of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit...

John J. Rosenberg brings more than four decades of litigation experience to the firm. Mr. Rosenberg, who earned a B.A. in Music (with a concentration in Ethnomusicology) from Brown University, graduated summa cum laude and first in his class from Boston University School of Law in 1979. Following his graduation, Mr. Rosenberg served as a law clerk to the Honorable Levin H. Campbell of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. At the conclusion of his clerkship, Mr. Rosenberg was selected to participate in the United States Department of Justice Honors Program, in the Department's criminal division. In 1981, Mr. Rosenberg was appointed an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where he received extensive litigation and trial experience. Mr. Rosenberg left the United States Attorney's Office in 1984 and, for over thirty years, he has been engaged in the private practice of commercial, business and entertainment litigation. Immediately preceding his co-founding of Rosenberg & Giger in 2007, Mr. Rosenberg was the Chairman of the Entertainment and Media Litigation Group at Sullivan & Worcester LLP.

Mr. Rosenberg represents some of the most visible and well-known recording and performing artists, as well as producers, managers, talent agencies, concert promoters, music publishers, record labels and other individuals and entities involved in the music business. He also represents numerous individuals and entities involved in the film and television industries, including internationally recognized directors, producers and content creators. Mr. Rosenberg has been named a New York "Superlawyer" every year since 2007 in the Entertainment field and has been designated one of "The Best Lawyers in America." In addition to his entertainment litigation practice, Mr. Rosenberg maintains a national commercial and business litigation practice, through which he represents individuals, entrepreneurs and entities involved in a wide range of business and commercial activities. Mr. Rosenberg is an extremely experienced trial lawyer, who has tried cases in federal and state courts in numerous jurisdictions throughout the country. In addition, Mr. Rosenberg is an accomplished musician who appeared on Bo Diddley's Grammy-nominated "Man Amongst Men" album and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones' platinum selling "Let's Face It" album and was the guitarist in the "house band" for the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary After Party, backing up Elvis Costello, Michael Bolton and Prince, among others.

About John J. Rosenberg

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Co-Founder, since 2007

Practice Areas

  • Entertainment Law
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association (Member)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association (Member)

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 1979
    J.D.
    Honors: Summa Cum Laude
  • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1974
    B.A.
    Major: Music / Ethnomusicology

Office Information

Address

Carnegie Hall Tower152 West 57th Street18th Floor New York, NY 10019

Fax

  • 646-595-0590

Achievements

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Included on the 2024 New York Metro list


Past Lists

  • 2023 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 New York — Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 New York Metro Super Lawyers list

View the profile for John J. Rosenberg on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • New York "Superlawyer", 2007 - 2016
  • “The Best Lawyers in America”

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