Dennis

L. Roossien, Jr.

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

Overview

Dennis has broad experience in commercial litigation and insolvency matters.  He has handled appeals, jury trials, arbitrations, and evidentiary hearings in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts.  He has subject matter expertise in insurance coverage, personal injury defense, telecommunications, securities fraud, commercial disputes, oil and gas, fair housing, code enforcement, fiduciary malpractice, receiverships, bankruptcy, and avoidance and other litigation on behalf of liquidating trusts.  He has served as a federal and state court receiver, Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee, private liquidating agent, and represented various court-appointed fiduciaries.  He has served as a receiver in connection with enforcement actions brought by the SEC, FTC, and the TSSB, which generally have involved parallel federal and state criminal prosecutions.

Dennis currently serves on the Firm's management team as a member of the Compensation Committee.

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 has broad experience in commercial litigation and insolvency matters.  He has handled appeals, jury trials, arbitrations, and evidentiary hearings in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts.  He has subject matter expertise in insurance coverage, personal injury defense, telecommunications, securities fraud, commercial disputes, oil and gas, fair housing, code enforcement, fiduciary malpractice, receiverships, bankruptcy, and avoidance and other litigation on behalf of liquidating trusts.  He has served as a federal and state court receiver, Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee, private liquidating agent, and represented various court-appointed fiduciaries.  He has served as a receiver in connection with enforcement actions brought by the SEC, FTC, and the TSSB, which generally have involved parallel federal and state criminal prosecutions.

Dennis currently serves on the Firm's management team as a member of the Compensation Committee.

Experience

  • Securities Litigation

    Represented a liquidating trustee pursing claims against broker-dealers following a securities fraud.

  • Securities Litigation

    Represented investors holding millions of dollars in auction-rate securities in arbitration proceedings. Represented a liquidating trustee pursing claims against

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  • 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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