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Leonard M. Rosen papers


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Leonard M. Rosen, (November 19, 1930 – April 16, 2014), was an American bankruptcy attorney and a co-founder of the New York firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Mr. Rosen graduated from New York University School of Law and co-founded Wachtell in 1965 with fellow NYU alums Martin Lipton, Herbert Wachtell, and George Katz. Mr. Rosen's practice focused on representing key institutional lenders in the restructuring and reorganizations of large corporate borrowers and he assisted in the government bailout of Chrysler in 1980. Mr. Rosen contributed to the drafting of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, taught as an adjunct professor at NYU and served as chairman of the National Bankruptcy Conference from 1984 to 1992. In 2003, he received the American College of Bankruptcy's (ABC) Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Rosen retired in 1997 but remained of counsel to the firm until his death.

The Leonard M. Rosen Papers is divided into two series: the records of The National Bankruptcy Conference (NBC) Meeting; and Administrative Records. The first series, The National Bankruptcy Conference Meeting, consists of agendas, reports, minutes, and other related materials collected from the NBC's annual and mid-year meetings. The second series, Administrative Records, contains other materials belonging to Rosen such as correspondence, reports, and videos.

Processed by Leslie O'Neill, April 2015.

University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library
Finding Aid Author
Leslie O'Neill
Finding Aid Date
April 2015
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Collection Inventory

1992 Meeting, 1992.
Box 1 Folder 1
1991 Meeting, October, 1991 .
Box 1 Folder 2
1990 Annual Meeting, October 18, 1990 .
Box 1 Folder 3
1990 Meeting, May, 1990.
Box 1 Folder 4
1990 Meeting, March 17-18, 1990.
Box 1 Folder 5
1989 Annual Meeting, October 18-21, 1989.
Box 1 Folder 6
1988 Annual Meeting, October 20-21, 1988.
Box 1 Folder 7
1987 Annual Meeting, October 29-31, 1987.
Box 1 Folder 8
1986 Annual Meeting, October, 1986.
Box 1 Folder 9
1986 Mid-Year Meeting, March 20-21, 1986.
Box 1 Folder 10
1985 Annual Meeting, 1985.
Box 1 Folder 11
1984 Annual Meeting, October 25-26.
Box 1 Folder 12

Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, annotated notes, undated.
Box 1 Folder 13
Correspondence from Roger Vincent of Bankers Trust , 1980 July 11.
Box 2 Folder 1
Media. Dealing with the Reorganizing Debtor: Transactions, Negotiations, and Litigation, 1986.
Box 2 Folder 2
Media. CLE: Fraudulent Conveyances and Bankruptcy, 1992.
Box 2 Folder 3
Oral history of Frank R. Kennedy, 1994 July 2.
Box 2 Folder 4
Photograph. First USA Bankruptcy and Reorganization Lunch, The 21 Club, New York City. Jack Gross, Harvey Miller, Representative Peter Rodino, Leonard Rosen, Lawrence P. King. , 1983 June 6.
Box 2 Folder 5
Report of the Commission on the Bankruptcy Laws of the United States {annotated}, 1973 July.
Box 2 Folder 6

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