Vitali S. Rosenfeld
Vitali S. Rosenfeld is Of Counsel to the Firm. Mr. Rosenfeld received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in English and Educationfrom Omsk Pedagogical University in Russia in 1991 (summa cum laude). In 2002, he graduated from McGill University Faculty of Law in Montreal, Canada, with both common law and civil law degrees, LL.B. and B.C.L. (Dean's Honor List). From 2002 to 2003, he was a law clerk to the Honorable Allan Lutfy, Associate Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Canada. From 2003 to 2010, Mr. Rosenfeld was associated with the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he represented foreign governments and corporations in U.S. federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels, and was involved in several precedential cases under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Mr. Rosenfeld's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including domestic and international contractual disputes, business torts, civil RICO claims, securities actions, and appeals. He has extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional and cross-border litigation, including issues of extra-territorial jurisdiction, sovereign immunity, and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. He also has significant background and experience in immigration law and related litigation. Mr. Rosenfeld is a member of the Bar in New York and in Ontario, Canada, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Areas of Practice
New York, 2003
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2004
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2004
Ontario (Canada), 2010
McGill University Faculty of Law, Montreal, Canada, 2002, LL.B. and B.C.L. Honors: Great Distinction, Dean's Honor List, James McGill Award.
Omsk Pedagogical University, Russia, 1991, B.A./M.A. in English and Education. Honors: summa cum laude.
Past Employment Positions
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Associate, 2003-2010
Federal Court of Canada, Law Clerk, 2002-2003