Dennis

L. Roossien, Jr.

Shareholder
500 N. Akard Street, Suite 3800
Dallas, TX 75201-6659

Overview

Dennis offers a broad background in litigation, fiduciary appointments and regulatory compliance. He has tried cases in state and federal courts, handled appeals, appeared in bankruptcy courts, pursued arbitrations, defended administrative proceedings and brought foreign actions.

His current practice centers on SEC enforcement receiverships. The cases have included oil and gas Ponzi schemes, Internet-based scams, prime bank schemes, life settlement offerings and currency trading frauds. This work requires interfacing with parallel criminal enforcement efforts initiated by the FBI, IRS, USPS and DOJ and led to the Firm’s participation in founding a foreign asset recovery network (FraudNet) and a national association of federal equity receivers (NAFER). He has also been appointed a receiver in various state court proceedings, served as a Chapter 11 Trustee, represented and assisted liquidating trustees in securities litigation and represented an Unsecured Creditors’ Committee comprised of defrauded investors.

His work with government agencies has, most recently, led to the Firm’s greater expansion into handling regulatory matters, including parallel criminal investigations, in the areas of securities, banking and Medicare. His practice continues to include litigation matters in the areas of fair housing, securities fraud and commercial disputes. Alongside, Dennis coordinates pro bono matters for the Firm and participates in Dallas charitable endeavors, including serving as a founding board member of an inner-city legal clinic.

Education

Admissions

Achievements

  • Law Business Research Limited – International Who’s Who of Asset Recovery Lawyers (2012, 2017)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated ™
  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Rising Stars (2004-2005) 
  • Memberships

    • Dallas Bar Association
    • National Association of Federal Equity Receivers
    • State Bar of Texas

Overview

Dennis offers a broad background in litigation, fiduciary appointments and regulatory compliance. He has tried cases in state and federal courts, handled appeals, appeared in bankruptcy courts, pursued arbitrations, defended administrative proceedings and brought foreign actions.

His current practice centers on SEC enforcement receiverships. The cases have included oil and gas Ponzi schemes, Internet-based scams, prime bank schemes, life settlement offerings and currency trading frauds. This work requires interfacing with parallel criminal enforcement efforts initiated by the FBI, IRS, USPS and DOJ and led to the Firm’s participation in founding a foreign asset recovery network (FraudNet) and a national association of federal equity receivers (NAFER). He has also been appointed a receiver in various state court proceedings, served as a Chapter 11 Trustee, represented and assisted liquidating trustees in securities litigation and represented an Unsecured Creditors’ Committee comprised of defrauded investors.

His work with government agencies has, most recently, led to the Firm’s greater expansion into handling regulatory matters, including parallel criminal investigations, in the areas of securities, banking and Medicare. His practice continues to include litigation matters in the areas of fair housing, securities fraud and commercial disputes. Alongside, Dennis coordinates pro bono matters for the Firm and participates in Dallas charitable endeavors, including serving as a founding board member of an inner-city legal clinic.

Experience

  • State Court Receiverships

    Appointed as receiver in Texas State Securities Board v. RSM Forex Fund (Tex. Dist. Ct. – Collin) ($4.5 MM forex fund); Frost Bank v. Evans (Tex. Dist. Ct. – Dallas)

  • Federal Receiverships

    Appointed as a federal equity receiver in SEC and FTC enforcement proceedings, including SEC v. IPIC (N.D.Tex.) ($170 MM Ponzi scheme), SEC v. Provident Royalties 

  • Committee Representation

    Represented the Official Unsecured Creditors’ Committee for Life Partners Holdings, Inc., which filed for Chapter 11 after entry  of a $47 MM judgment in favor of the SEC. Life

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