Adina H. Rosenbaum

Attorney, Public Citizen Litigation Group

Adina H. Rosenbaum is an attorney at Public Citizen Litigation Group, in Washington, D.C., where she has worked since September 2004. Ms. Rosenbaum's practice areas include consumer law and safety, access to justice, federal preemption, administrative law, open government, and Supreme Court and appellate litigation.

Among the cases litigated by Ms. Rosenbaum are Northwest, Inc. v. Ginsberg, Supreme Court No. 12-462 (argued Dec. 3, 2013) (considering scope of preemption under the Airline Deregulation Act); Taylor v. Sturgell, 552 U.S. 880 (2008) (disapproving of preclusion by “virtual representation”); Hrivnak v. NCO Portfolio Management, 719 F.3d 564 (6th Cir. 2013) (holding that Rule 68 offer that did not offer all requested relief did not moot claims); Public Citizen v. Office of Management and Budget, 598 F.3d 865 (D.C. Cir. 2010) (holding that requested records were not exempt from disclosure under Freedom of Information Act exemption); and In Re Chrysler, LLC, 576 F.3d 108 (2d Cir. 2009) (declining to address scope of bankruptcy court’s authority to extinguish future claims). She also served as co-counsel in Dan’s City Used Cars v. Pelkey, 133 S. Ct. 1769 (2013) (representing respondent); Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk, 133 S. Ct. 1523 (2013) (representing respondent); and FCC v. AT&T Inc., 131 S.Ct. 1177 (2011) (representing respondent FOIA requester in support of petitioners).

In connection with her practice, Ms. Rosenbaum has testified before a congressional subcommittee and has been interviewed by television, radio, and print media outlets. She has taught appellate advocacy at a local law school and served on the D.C. Bar Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section’s steering committee.

Ms. Rosenbaum received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude in 1998 and earning membership in Phi Beta Kappa. In 2003, she graduated magna cum laude from the New York University School of Law, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and an editor of the New York University Law Review. Following law school, Ms. Rosenbaum clerked for the Honorable Martha Craig Daughtrey of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Ms. Rosenbaum is admitted to the District of Columbia and New York bars, is an inactive member of the Massachusetts bar, and is admitted to practice before numerous federal courts.


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