Kopecky Schumacher Rosenburg PC, Attorneys and Counselors

120 North LaSalle Street
Suite 2000

Chicago, IL 60602

(312) 527-3966 (phone)

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Howard J. Rosenburg

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News and Articles
Howard Rosenburg Named CBA Securities Law Committee Chair
Super Lawyers Magazine Again Recognizes Firm Principals
Firm Wins Seventh Circuit Appeal on Regulation S-P
Firm wins insider trading jury trial
Rosenburg comments on mandatory FINRA arbitrations
Howard Rosenburg publishes article on securities issues for private companies
Current and Past Community Involvement
Association of Securities Exchange Commission Alumni – Co-Chair, Midwest Division
Chicago Bar Association – Securities Law Committee – Chair
Alliance of Latinos and Jews – Treasurer
Lake View Citizen's Council – Board Member
Decalogue Society of Lawyers – Board of Managers
Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening – Judicial Candidate Evaluator
Governmental Experience
United States Securities Exchange Commission – Attorney, Division of Enforcement
Judicial Extern, United States Magistrate Judge Edward A. Bobrick
Village of Skokie, Public Safety Commission
Village of Skokie, Consumer Affairs Commission
Cook County State's Attorney – Hate Crimes Prosecutions Counsel
Chicago-Kent College of Law, JD (Honors)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, BS (High Honors)

Howard maintains a national practice, handling business, investment and securities litigation and controversies.  Howard represents clients in private litigation and internal investigations, as well as investigations and disciplinary proceedings initiated by governmental regulatory agencies, as well as self-regulatory organizations.  His clients have ranged from individuals to multinational investment banks.

Howard's background includes governmental, in-house and large law firm experience.  Before joining the firm, he was General Counsel for a securities broker-dealer and investment adviser.  Howard was responsible for all legal matters confronting the company that had more than a quarter billion dollars under management and locations in eight states. 

Prior to that, Howard was a litigator with DLA Piper US LLP.  At DLA, he handled both private litigation and government controversies. Howard began his legal career with the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, handling cases involving insider trading, market manipulation, BD/IA misconduct, offering fraud, Ponzi schemes and prime bank schemes.  Among the public matters with which he was involved:

  • Securities and Exchange Commission v. Greer and Wernick, 97 CV 7267 (SDNY 1997) (securities price manipulation)
  • In the Matter of Freeman, Lashbrook & Sewell, Adm. Proc 3-9869 (August 13, 1999) (action based on criminal conviction for fraudulent securities offering).
  • In the Matter of M'Bodj, Adm. Proc. 3-3383 (August 24, 1999) (action based on criminal conviction for misappropriation of funds)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission v. Gibbons, 00-CV-2247 (NDIL 2000) (misappropriation of investor funds)
  • In the Matter of American Classic Voyages Co., Adm. Proc. 3-10523 (June 25, 2001) (corporate accounting improprieties)

Active in the legal community, Howard currently serves as Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Securities Law Committee. He has served as Co-Chair of the Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni (Midwest), and as a board member of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers.

He has presented before businesses and trade associations and has written and co-written articles published in NSCP Currents, Investment News, and The Counselor.

Howard earned a B.S. with high honors from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a J.D. with honors from the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.  He is licensed to practice in Illinois and Florida, and has been recognized repeatedly by Illinois Super Lawyers.