Jeffrey A. Rosenthal’s practice focuses on general commercial and international arbitration and litigation, as well as sports law.

He has represented numerous foreign and domestic entities before a wide variety of judicial and arbitral bodies, including the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the American Arbitration Association, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, UNCITRAL, the Society of Maritime Arbitrators, and a number of federal and state courts. Jeffrey has tried or arbitrated cases through merits hearings concerning international joint venture disputes, intellectual property, sports contract disputes, maritime issues, bankruptcy, breaches of contract, insurance law, bilateral investment treaty disputes and tort law, among others. He is also a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport and has been appointed to serve as arbitrator in connection with proceedings involving the Ladies Professional Golf Association and a National Basketball Association club.

Jeffrey joined the firm in 1992 and became a partner in 2001.

Notable Experience

  • Western Digital’s SanDisk subsidiary in multiple ICC arbitrations (and twice obtaining injunctive relief in California state court) in a multi-billion dollar dispute with Toshiba concerning Toshiba’s proposed sale of its memory business.

  • The Bank of New York and one of its subsidiaries in connection with numerous lawsuits arising out of the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme.

  • FIFA in connection with the evaluation of the United States’ bid to host the 2026 World Cup and in relation to the event generally.

  • The U.S. Nortel estate in an unprecedented, simultaneous seven-week cross-border trial concerning the allocation of $7.5 billion from the global liquidation of the assets of the Nortel Networks group of companies.

  • An affiliate of Pluspetrol S.A. in successfully obtaining injunctive relief in Delaware Chancery Court against Harvest Natural Resources on two occasions, first enjoining Harvest from pursuing an investment treaty arbitration on behalf of the parties’ joint venture against the Republic of Venezuela and subsequently enjoining Harvest from selling its interest in the joint venture without honoring our client’s tag-along rights.

  • A subsidiary of LAN Airlines in successfully litigating two lawsuits (sustained unanimously on appeal) arising out of an investment in a Brazilian Airline.

  • Grupo Condumex, S.A. de C.V. in obtaining a trial verdict in an Ohio federal court upholding its right of first refusal to purchase shares in a Mexican joint venture that had been sold by its partner to a competitor.

  • A leading global financial institution in the successful resolution of an ICC arbitration hearing in Lausanne, Switzerland against a German bank arising out of our client’s purchase of a multibillion-euro non-performing loan portfolio.

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch in obtaining unanimous reversal of summary judgment (and receiving grant of summary judgment for the bank) in connection with a complex derivatives dispute.

  • Mark Messier and the National Hockey League Players’ Association in connection with their successful grievance arbitration against the Vancouver Canucks relating to deferred compensation.

  • OAO Tatneft in the successful resolution of an UNCITRAL arbitration hearing in The Hague against Ukraine arising under the Russia-Ukraine bilateral investment treaty.

  • Vale in an ad hoc arbitration proceeding in Rio de Janeiro arising out claims relating to a mining project in Guinea, West Africa.

  • Texas Pacific Group in the successful resolution of an arbitration before the London Court of International Arbitration by prospective Israeli joint venture partners in an unsuccessful internet venture.

  • Young & Rubicam Inc. in winning a trial involving claims of copyright and trademark infringement arising out of a Chinese advertising campaign for Colgate toothpaste developed by our client.

  • A leading French communications company and its co-investors in the successful resolution of an ICC arbitration in Geneva arising out of a joint venture dispute involving a Polish television satellite platform.

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Selected Activities

  • Member, Court of Arbitration for Sport
  • Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, New York International Arbitration Center
  • Member, International Arbitration Club of New York
  • Former Board Member, The Fund for Modern Courts
  • Former Chair, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Former Member, International Commercial Disputes Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Former Adjunct Professor (Sports Law), New York Law School and Rutgers Law School

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