Mr. Rothstein is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University (B.A. 1986) and the Beasley School of Law at Temple University (J.D. 1989). During law school, Mr. Rothstein earned summer associateships at two major nationally known law firms and later became an attorney at one of them. After law school, Mr. Rothstein accepted a position at a boutique law firm where he gained his actual trial experience on a diverse range of cases including commercial litigation, civil rights, trusts & estates, contract law and all phases of litigation, including appellate work. Currently, Mr. Rothstein is of counsel to Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC. Mr. Rothstein has spent over 25 years in all aspects of class action litigation including securities, shareholder derivative litigation, ERISA and consumer actions.
Mr. Rothstein, in 1997, went on to assist a small firm as a Partner in evaluating, coordinating, developing and commencing major class cases and other complex cases. At that firm, Mr. Rothstein built a practice of many noteworthy class cases where this firm served as Lead and Co-Lead Counsel. One such case was the Enron Litigation, (394 F. 3d 296), where the firm represented a group of bondholders. In that case he argued motions and participated in depositions. The firm was also appointed Lead Counsel in the Royal Dutch Petroleum ERISA Litigation (Civil Action No. 04-1398) where Mr. Rothstein actually went to the Texas oil fields to meet with aggrieved workers. That case settled for $98 million. Mr. Rothstein’s efforts have helped aggrieved parties recover substantial settlements in major cases.
In 2006, Mr. Rothstein joined the law firm of Kahn, Swick & Foti, LLC., where he has continued his practice in all phases of securities, consumer and other trial litigation. He has been an outspoken and avid believer that the clients’ needs come first. In that light, Mr. Rothstein focuses on helping to lead Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC in client development and communications, client education and client participation in their litigation. Since joining the firm, Mr. Rothstein has been litigating Erica P. John Fund, Inc. v. Halliburton Company, et al., 3:02-CV-1152-M (N.D. Tex.). This case is significant as it has appeared before the United States Supreme Court twice and is considered one of the most important securities cases in the history of such litigation. The Court has preliminarily approved a settlement of $100 million. Mr. Rothstein has acted as Special Counsel to the Lead Plaintiff. Demonstrating his dedication to his client and the class, Mr. Rothstein remarkably remains the only attorney that has been representing the plaintiffs on this case since its inception in 2002.
Mr. Rothstein is licensed to practice in the State of Pennsylvania and the United States Supreme Court.