Joseph Rose

Joseph Rose

Associate Attorney, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

​Joseph R. Rose is an associate in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  He practices in the firm’s Litigation Department, focusing on white collar defense, antitrust, and appellate litigation.

Representative matters include:

  • Won acquittal on two counts and mistrial on remaining five counts in a six-week criminal jury trial involving conspiracy, securities fraud, and false statements.  Assisted in all aspects of trial preparation, including scripting and playing the roles of prosecution and government witness in two mock jury exercises.  During trial, second-chaired witness examinations, wrote and argued motions, and helped create opening and closing presentations.  (United States v. Jiang, Case No. 13-cr-152 (D.D.C. 2014)).
  • As appellate counsel, won post-trial motion on behalf of a large trucking company to reduce a $13.2 million noneconomic damages award by 88%.  Handled all aspects of defending victory on appeal before the Ninth Circuit, including primary drafting of appellate brief (appeal is still pending).
  • Obtained favorable class-action settlement on the eve of trial on behalf of a large telecommunications company.  Wrote pretrial motions and responses, including blocking plaintiffs’ attempt to depose the client’s CEO, prepared trial exhibits and deposition designations and objections.

Mr. Rose also assists with internal investigations, and has achieved favorable resolution of government and regulatory inquiries on behalf of technology companies and financial institutions.  Responsibilities include factual investigation, preparing for and conducting witness and employee interviews, managing document review and production, and drafting proffers and other reports to regulators.  

Mr. Rose received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2011, where he was Production Editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, co-director of Berkeley Law’s McBaine Moot Court Competition, and a member of the Board of Advocates (moot court).  Prior to law school, Mr. Rose worked as a Paralegal Specialist at the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, assisting in grand jury investigations, civil merger reviews, and managing and presenting exhibits at trial.  He earned his B.A. in Law, Letters and Society, with special honors, from the University of Chicago in 2005.


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