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Jordan Rossen

Jordan Rossen, American lawyer. Recipient Human Rights award, City of Detroit, 1978.


  • Rossen, Jordan was born on June 13, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Nathan Paul and Rebecca (Rizy) Rossen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Michigan, 1956. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1959.


    • With United States Army, 1959, Michigan Army-Reserve & Michigan National Guard, 1960—1966. Associate Sullivan, Elmer, Eames & Moody, Detroit, 1960-1962. Associate Sugar & Schwartz, 1962-1964.

      Assistant general counsel United Auto Workers, 1964-1974, associate general counsel, 1974-1983, general counsel, 1983-1998. Of counsel Meyer, Suozzi, English and Klein, New York City, 1998—2008. Professor labor studies Wayne State University, 2000—2004.

      Vice president N.P. Rossen Agency, Inc., Detroit, 1960-1983. General counsel Michigan Health & Social Security Research Institute, Inc., Detroit, 1965-1983. Director United Auto Workers Job Development & Training Corporation, Detroit, 1984-1990.

      Member 6th Circuit Judicial Conference.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Michigan 1959, New York 1998, United States District Court (eastern district) Michigan 1960, United States District Court (eastern and southern districts) New York 1999, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit), 1967, 59-97, 2007, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1974, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1984, United States Court Appeals (3rd circuit) 1987, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 2004, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966.


    • Editor: Michigan Bar Labor Section Publication, 1961-1964. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Judaism


    President Young Democrats, Michigan, 1963-1965. Chairman Americans for Democratic Action, Michigan, 1966-1968. Chairman Voter Registration Democratic Party, Michigan, 1967, Wayne County Circuit Court, 1965.

    Member of National Bar Association (associate member), National Association Administrative Law Judges, College Labor and Employment Lawyers, Federal Bar Association, New York Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association.


    • Married Susan Friebert, March 24, 1963 (divorced June 1972). 1 child, Rebecca; Married M. Elizabeth Bunn, January 3, 1981. Children– N. Paul, Jordan David.
    • father: Nathan Paul Rossen
    • mother: Rebecca (Rizy) Rossen
    • spouses: Susan Friebert
    • M. Elizabeth Bunn
    • children: Rebecca Rossen
    • N. Paul Rossen
    • Jordan David Rossen
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