Deborah. Rogozinski focusses her practice in complex commercial litigation involving securities fraud, including In re Juniper Networks, Inc. Securities Litigation, No. C-06-04327 JW (N.D. Cal.); In re Bayer AG Securities Litigation, No. 03 cv 1546 (S.D.N.Y.); In re WorldCom, Inc. Securities Litigation, In re DaimlerChrysler AG Securities Litigation, and MMI Investments L.P. v. NDCHealth Corporation.
On March 15, 2013, the Honorable Colleen McMahon of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted final approval of the $219 million settlement of Madoff feeder-fund litigation encompassing the In re Beacon Assoc. Litig., 09 Civ. 0777 (LBS)(AJP) (S.D.N.Y.) and In re J.P. Jeanneret Assoc. Inc., 09 Civ. 3907 (CM) (AJP) (S.D.N.Y.), in which she assisted in the prosecution. The settlement covers several additional lawsuits in federal and New York state courts against the Settling Defendants, including suits brought by the United States Secretary of Labor and the New York Attorney General. Plaintiffs in these cases asserted claims under the federal securities laws, ERISA and state laws arising out of hundreds of millions of investment losses sustained by unions and other investors in Bernard Madoff feeder funds.
Several notable decisions were reached during the course of these litigations, including the March 14, 2012 decision by Judge Sand granting class certification notwithstanding that the Madoff-related feeder funds were not traded in an efficient market and thus were not entitled to a presumption of reliance under the fraud on the market theory. In re Beacon Associates Litig., 282 F.R.D. 315, 322 (S.D.N.Y. 2012). This ruling is significant because it bolsters investor protections, most notably in endorsing a line of cases holding that the statute of repose on 10b-5 claims does not begin to run until the last misrepresentation is made by a defendant as part of a continuing fraud. Thus, this decision held that all plaintiffs’ claims, including those claims that go back more than five years, were timely filed.
Ms. Rogozinski also assisted the firms' commodity litigation practice group on the In re Amaranth Natural Gas Commodity Litigation, Case No. 07 Civ. 6377 (SAS) (S.D.N.Y.), a class action settlement involving the manipulation of NYMEX natural gas futures and options contract prices by Amaranth Advisors LLC; and In re: Natural Gas Commodity Litigation, Case No. 03 Civ. 6186 (VM) (AJP) (S.D.N.Y.) a $101 million class action settlement, the third largest recovery in the history of the Commodity Exchange Act.
Other cases on which Ms. Rogozinski has worked include the settlement of two wage and hour class actions: Turner v. Best Buy Co., Case No. 08-cv-1024 (E.D.N.Y) and Hall v. Best Buy Co. Case No. 07-cv-4724 (E.D. Pa.); and Federated Investment Management Company, et al. v. Republic of Argentina, et al, Case No. 10 Civ. 4324 (TPG). Ms. Rogozinski also played an integral role in obtaining a multi-million dollar arbitration award against a hedge fund.
Ms. Rogozinski is a graduate of Fordham University (B.A. 1990) and Pace Law School (J.D. 2003). She co-authored "Can Public Pension Funds Make SOX Meaningful?" The NAPPA Report, Vol. 22, Number 4, Nov. 2008. Ms. Rogozinski actively participates in Pace Law School's Mentor Program, which assists law students as they navigate their way through academic and career questions and opportunities. Ms. Rogozinski is admitted in New York and in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.