The founding partner of Rose Legal Advocates, P.C., David Rose is a recognized expert on employment discrimination law and actively represents individuals and groups of employees.
Mr. Rose has represented the NAACP in more than 35 actions over the past 15 years resulting in some 30 decrees ordering changes in unlawful employment practices. He successfully argued the appeal on behalf of 50 employees with age discrimination claims in Adams et al. v. Ameritech Services Inc, et al. , 231 F.3d 414 (7 th Cir. 2000). He has won verdicts from juries and judges on behalf of individuals and on behalf of the NAACP.
Mr. Rose is a 1956 honors graduate of Harvard Law School. From 1956-59 he represented the United States as a trial lawyer in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. From 1959-67, he worked as an appellate lawyer in the same Division where he argued over 85 cases in the United States courts of appeals and three in the Supreme Court.
From 1967-69, Mr. Rose served as a Special Assistant to the Attorney General responsible for coordinating the efforts of federal fund granting agencies to enforce the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in federally assisted programs and activities.
From 1969 until he left the Department of Justice in December 1987, he was the Chief of the Employment Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division. He was responsible, subject to the direction of the Assistant Attorney General, for developing and implementing the Department's litigation program to secure enforcement of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other provisions of federal law requiring non-discrimination in employment and equal employment opportunity. He directed the litigation activities of from 25 to 35 lawyers in federal courts throughout the United States.
Mr. Rose is a member of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a professional association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of labor and employment law.
Mr. Rose participated personally in a number of landmark cases in equal employment opportunity law, including Griggs v. Duke Power Co., Local 189, United Papermakers v. United States, Contractors Ass'n. of Eastern Pa. v. Secretary of Labor, Moody v. Albemarle Paper Co., EEOC and United States v. A.T. & T., United States v. Fairfax County, Va., and Bazemore v. Friday. From 1972 through 1980, he was also the Department's staff representative and chairman of the interagency staff committee which developed the "Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures," which have been widely adopted and applied by the United States government.