Jay Rothman serves as the general counsel for Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. He brings a unique understanding of business issues to his duties as general counsel as well as to his law practice, where he concentrates largely on commercial litigation matters in the defense of virtually all non-medical professionals. Jay's clients include accountants, appraisers, abstractors, consultants, mortgage brokers, real estate professionals and lawyers. Jay also defends director and officer claims, FDCPA/FCRA claims, class actions, defamation/disparagement and RICO actions.
Jay is a frequent lecturer in the fields of professional liability and risk management. As well, he is actively involved in designing and implementing internal risk management protocols for client implementation.
Since 1987 Jay has practiced at Marshall Dennehey, when he began his legal career. He was elected as a shareholder in 1994, served as the vice chair of the firm's Transactional Litigation Practice Group within the Professional Liability Department, and in 2009 was appointed as general counsel.
In 1984 Jay graduated from the University of Michigan where he received his bachelor of arts degree. He is a 1987 graduate of Washington College of Law at American University where he earned his juris doctor degree. While in law school, Jay served as a legal intern at the Securities and Exchange Commission's Enforcement Division.
•Understanding the Subprime Credit and Housing Crisis, Insurance Society of Philadelphia, June 2008
•Analyzing the Corporate Structure and Its Implications with Respect to Liability and Damages, Insurance Society of Philadelphia, June 2008
•Risk Management Techniques and Ethical Obligations In Litigating Eminent Domain Proceedings, National Conference of Eminent Domain, November 21, 2002
•Malpractice Avoidance for Lawyers, Pennsylvania Bar Association, April 16, 2002
•The Legal Malpractice Explosion - Risk Management Techniques, Delaware County Bar Association Sponsored by The Young Lawyers Division, May 11, 2001
•Risk Management Techniques for Realtors, National Association of Realtors Annual Conference, Spring, 2000
•Discharging Your Ethical Obligations to Communicate with Your Client, Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education, January 26, 1999
•Risk Management Techniques for Accountants, PICPA Annual Accounting and Auditing Conference, December, 1998
•Private Securities Litigation Reform Act - New Developments
•In-House Seminars for Various Insurance Companies - Risk Associated with Claims in the Real Estate Profession
•In-House Seminars for Various Accounting Firms - Risk Management Techniques
•In-House Seminars for Various Insurance Companies - Developing Case Law in the Legal Malpractice Arena
Honors & Awards
•AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2011-2012
Year Joined Organization
On the Pulse...A Profile of the Real Estate E&O Liability Practice Group
Defense Digest Article • March 1, 2013
By Jay S. Rothman, Esq.*Whether the transaction involves the purchase or sale of a private residence, the subdivision and construction of a residential community, the granting of mineral rights, the acquisition of a commercial shopping center or..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 1, March 2013