Joel B. Rosen, United States Magistrate Judge (Ret.), is a partner in the Litigation Department of Montgomery McCracken. He concentrates his practice in alternative dispute resolution.
Serving as a United States magistrate judge from 1987 to 2006, Joel has mediated thousands of cases, and presided over numerous civil jury and bench trials and criminal misdemeanor trials. He has negotiated multimillion dollar settlements and resolved all manner of complex cases and class actions in the areas of employment law, commercial law, environmental law, intellectual property, antitrust, admiralty, civil rights, construction law and torts. He has also served as a Special Master in both state and federal courts.
Joel has a broad knowledge of criminal process and procedure in both the federal and state venues. He served as an assistant United States attorney and was the attorney-in-charge of the United States Attorney's Office in Camden, New Jersey. During his tenure, he received several commendations from the Department of Justice for his efforts in connection with prosecutions involving organized crime and political corruption. He is also a former deputy attorney general in the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice where he was chief of the Special Prosecutions Section. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mitchell H. Cohen, United States District Court, District of New Jersey.
Joel received his J.D. degree with honors in 1973 from Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, where he was managing editor of the Law Journal. He received a B.A. degree from Colgate University in 1969.