Donald W Rose


Arbitrator – Domestic, Arbitrator – International, Mediator


Commercial / Business

Languages Spoken



Pelham, NY




United States



Organization/Company Name

Donald Rose Dispute Resolution LLC


+1 646.709.6280


In addition to being a Fellow in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, I am a CEDR Accredited Mediator and serve on the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) Panels of Distinguished Neutrals (Banking Accounting and Financial Services, E-Discovery, Insurance-Policyholder Coverage and Pro Bono, and New York City ADR Panels).  I started Donald Rose Dispute Resolution LLC after retiring as Deputy General Counsel - Litigation and Regulatory Matters at KPMG LLP (the US member firm of KPMG International). For the past 26 years, first as an Associate General Counsel and then as Deputy General Counsel, I continuously prosecuted and defended complex commercial and professional services disputes and successfully resolved over 100 lawsuits, pre-suit claims, arbitrations and government investigations through direct negotiation and mediations, and when necessary through arbitral hearings or jury or administrative trials. Those matters arose from the provision of accounting, auditing, tax and advisory services delivered by the firm to clients in all industries (but with particular concentrations in finance and banking, insurance, government contracting, consumer products and manufacturing) and federal, state and local governments and involved claimed damages ranging from tens of thousands of dollars to $1.3 billion.  I was heavily involved with electronic data preservation, collection and production technology issues and served on several KPMG International Steering Committees and Working Groups addressing trans-national litigation, regulatory and insurance issues.

Before joining KPMG’s Office of General Counsel, from 1982-1993, I was a litigator with Chadbourne & Parke LLP in New York specializing in complex commercial litigation, securities class and derivative actions, and conducting internal investigations, all for clients in the manufacturing, insurance, defense and energy industries. I also represented clients in international legal proceedings in the United Arab Emirates and Bermuda.

Subject matter areas in which I have extensive experience nationwide include:

  • Breach of contract and torts
  • Professional Liability (Accounting, Audit, Actuarial, Tax and Consulting)
  • Securities Class Actions, Mass Actions, Derivative Actions
  • Government Contracting Compliance
  • Regulatory Compliance (SEC, PCAOB, IRS, DOJ State Boards of Accountancy)
  • Trans-national and multi-national litigation, arbitration and investigations
  • Insurance Coverage and Claims
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Partnership Rights
  • Discrimination and Employment claims and investigations