Robert J. Jossen is the past Chair of Dechert’s global litigation practice. A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Mr. Jossen has tried to verdict more than 40 cases, including numerous non-jury trials and arbitrations in courts and forums throughout the United States. In addition, he has handled many preliminary injunctions and other hearings, and has represented clients in matters before the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the New York Stock Exchange, FINRA, and other federal and state regulatory bodies. Mr. Jossen focuses on complex commercial litigation, securities and white collar criminal defense, and legal ethics.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Jossen was Chief Appellate Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and earlier an Assistant U.S. Attorney. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Marvin E. Frankel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Jossen has been consistently ranked as a leading lawyer for white- collar crime and government investigation in Chambers USA, a referral guide to leading lawyers in the United States based on the opinions of their peers and clients, raving that he is "very knowledgeable, has a great sense of strategy and is really good at looking down the road and seeing how the case will proceed." Mr. Jossen has been recognized for his white-collar criminal defense practice by The Legal 500 US, which praised his "ability to advise clients, address client needs and manage litigation." He is also regularly listed by The Best Lawyers in America for bet-the- company litigation, commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense. Benchmark Litigation has regularly recognized Mr. Jossen as a “Litigation Star” for his white-collar criminal defense and general commercial litigation practices, and in 2014 applauded him for being “highly regarded among peers.” Mr. Jossen has also been named to Global Investigations Review’s list of “Who’s Who Legal Investigations 2015,” and has been listed for more than 20 years as one of the best commercial and white collar criminal defense litigators in the country in the Best Lawyers in America.