James M Rosenbaum


Attorneys Fees
Class Action
In-Camera Review
Information Technology
Intellectual Property
Multi District Litigation
Patent Infringement
Product Liability
Settlement Administration

Judge James M. Rosenbaum (Ret.) is a Minnesota native. He attended the University of Minnesota, earning his B.A., in 1966, and his J.D., in 1969.  He began practice in Chicago, Illinois, as a VISTA lawyer, trying federal civil rights cases.  In 1972 he returned to Minnesota to begin private practice, specializing in trial work.  In 1981, Judge Rosenbaum was appointed Minnesota's United States Attorney, serving until 1985, when he was appointed to the United States District Court. He served from 1997-2005 as the Eighth Circuit's elected representative to the Judicial Conference of the United States, the Judiciary's governing authority.  The judge is a frequent speaker and lecturer. 


His articles, "In Defense of the Delete Key," and "In Defense of the Hard Drive" (accessible at www.greenberg.org) are translated into nearly 20 languages.  The articles are recognized for their analysis of the intersection of the law, privacy, and technology.  His newest, "In Defense of Rule 808 F.R. Evid., focuses on email communications as trial evidence.


The Judge retired from the Federal Bench in 2010 to join JAMS - the Resolution Experts.  He does mediation and arbitration, often in areas of complex litigation, intellectual property, and eDiscovery.  He has served as an appointed Special Master in both State and Federal Courts, specializing in complex financial matters, mass tort payments administration, and discovery matters.