Gary M. Osen, a member and the managing partner of the Firm, has litigated complex cases, often of international dimensions, throughout his career. He served as co-lead counsel in the leading case of Wortham v. KarstadtQuelle AG, which The Wall Street Journal described as “one of the largest single family Holocaust claims ever.” Currently, Mr. Osen serves as co-lead counsel in five major terrorism financing cases pending in federal courts: Linde v. Arab Bank, plc, Strauss v. Crédit Lyonnais, S.A., Weiss v. National Westminster Bank, Plc, Julin v. Chiquita Brands International, Inc. and Freeman v. HSBC.
The New York Times has recognized him as “an internationally consulted legal authority on terror financing.” Bloomberg Business has described him as “an unlikely scourge of high finance” who “capitalize[s] on how jurisprudence evolves to fit the times.” Reuters describes him as “widely regarded as the pioneer of ATA litigation against financial institutions.” He has been quoted and featured in most of the leading newspapers and magazines in the United States and around the world, including Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Times of London, The Economist, Der Spiegel and Haaretz. He has also appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, the BBC, Bloomberg and Germany’s ARD and ZDF.
Mr. Osen graduated from George Washington University Law School in 1992 and earned his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University with high honors in 1989. Mr. Osen also received an M.A. in Political Science from George Washington University in 1993. He is a member of the Bars in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits and the United States Supreme Court.