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Henry Huntington Rossbacher
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J.D., University of Virginia Law School - 1968
Editorial Board, Virginia Law Review.

B.S.Ec., Wharton School of Finance & Commerce,
University of Pennsylvania - 1965.

Diploma, The Pingry School, Elizabeth, New Jersey - 1961.

Member of the Bars of California, New York and pertinent Federal Jurisdictions
Super Lawyer 2011 
AV Preeminent
Email Henry Rossbacher: h.rossbacher@rossbacherlaw.com


I am a Litigation Attorney with more than forty-five years experience in both government service and private practice. Engagements have included representing the Department of Justice as a federal prosecutor and Senior Litigation Counsel, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and various insurance companies including Lloyds of London as well as other business clients. Since 1990 I have run The Rossbacher Firm specializing in business litigation and class actions. The Firm’s most recent success has been achieved in Rose v. Bank of America where the California Supreme Court unanimously upheld the Firm’s position in its class action suit against the Bank for violations of the federal Truth in Savings Act. The US Supreme Court declined to review this decision after the US Solicitor General and the Consumer Financial Protection Board endorsed our position and the California Court’s decision. The Firm had previously been successful in the US Supreme Court in Hanlon v. Berger, an important case establishing privacy rights decided in conjunction with Wilson v. Lane.


Advisory Counsel, Office of Independent Counsel in re Secretary of Agriculture, 1996-1997

Assistant United States Attorney and Senior Litigation Counsel (by appointment of the Attorney General); United States Attorney's Office, Los Angeles, California, 1978-1985

Deputy General Counsel, New York State Special Commission on Attica, 1971-1972

Supervisory responsibilities for investigation of Attica riot leading to Commission's Report (Bantam, 1972) and Documentary (ABA, 1973)

Attorney Advisor, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., 1971

Consultant, California Department of Corrections and Youth Authority on Due Process of Law and Disciplinary Decision Making Systems, 1972-1974


Senior Fellow, Centre for International Financial Crimes Studies, Levin College of Law, University of Florida Visiting Scholar, 2007

Palestrante, International Forum of Justice
Campo Grande, Mato Grosso Do Sul, Brazil, 2008

Fellow, The Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, London

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Money Laundering Control (Henry Stewart Publications, 1997- present)

Delegate & Speaker, Fourteenth through Thirtieth International Symposia on Economic Crime, Jesus College, Cambridge, 1996 - 2012

Adjunct Professor of Law and Director, UCLA Program in Corrections Law, UCLA School of Law, 1972-1974

Author, Civil Commitment for Narcotics Addiction to the California Rehabilitation Center (NIDA, 1975)

Instructor, Advanced Criminal Law Seminar (CEB 1974 Summer Program)


ERISA's Dark Side: Retiree Health Benefits, False Employer Promises and the Protective Judiciary, 9 DePaul Business Law Journal 305 (1997).

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Within the American Response to Domestic Corruption, 15 Dickinson Journal of International Law 509 (1997) and 1 Journal of Money Laundering Control 125 (Henry Stewart, London 1997). An earlier version is also collected in Corruption - The Enemy Within, B. Rider, Ed. (Kluwer, 1997) as "The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: An American Response to Corruption."

Recent Developments in Federal Securities Litigation, 4 European Financial Services Law 191 (Kluwer, 1997).

An Invasion of Privacy: The Media's Involvement in Law Enforcement Activities, 19 Loy. L.A. Ent. L.J. 313, 6 Journal of Financial Crime 240 (Stewart 1998). An earlier version was published by the Washington Legal Foundation Working Paper Series No. 80 (January 1998). It is also collected in Vol. I Libel & Newsgathering Litigation - Getting & Reporting the News, 375 (PLI 1998).

BCCI: The Priority of Kings, or What's More Dangerous, the Cavalry or the Indians? 5 Journal of Financial Crime 365 (Stewart 1998).

  (.PDF 7 meg)  Let The Punishment Fit The Crime: Aspects of Lawsuits Against Criminal Defendants, 21 The Company Lawyer 27 (Sweet & Maxwell 2000)

  (.PDF 2 meg)  Whistle blowing and the American experience: has anything changed?, 24 The Company Lawyer 152 (Sweet & Maxwell 2003)

  (.PDF 10 meg)  Revisiting Prop. 64 - The Current Debate: Bulwark Against Class Certification or Godsend for Plaintiffs, ABTL Report (Spring 2006)

  (.PDF 8 meg)  The Business of Corruption, or is The Business of Business Corruption?, 13 Journal of Financial Crime 202 (Emerald 2006)

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