Michael E. Rosman

General Counsel

Michael E. Rosman is CIR’s General Counsel. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rochester in 1981, majoring in economics and political science. He received his J.D. in 1984 from Yale Law School. Mr. Rosman worked as an associate at Rosenman & Colin in New York City from 1984-93.

Mr. Rosman joined CIR in March 1994. Mr. Rosman is the author of  numerous law review articles, including: “Is it Time to Revisit the Constitutionality of Unauthorized Practice of Law Rules?”  20 Fed. Soc. Rev. 74 (2019);  “Facial Challenges And The Commerce Clause: Rethinking Lopez and Morrison,” 4 Faulkner L. Rev. 1 (2012); “Counting The Days Gone By: A Eulogy For Former Rule 6(a)(2),” 159 Penn. L. Rev. 635 (2011);  “Thoughts on Bakke and Its Effect on Race-Conscious Decision-Making,” 2002 U. Chi. Legal F. 45; “Standing Alone: Standing Under The Fair Housing Act,” 60 Mo. L. Rev. 547 (1995); and Book Review of Kent Greenawalt’s Fighting Words, 13 Constitutional Commentary 317 (1996).

Mr. Rosman has litigated throughout the federal court system, and has argued many times in the federal courts of appeals. He also successfully argued on behalf of CIR client Tony Morrison in the United States Supreme Court in the landmark case of United States v. Morrison, 529 U.S. 598 (2000).