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Barry F. Rosen

Chairman & CEO
Gordon Feinblatt LLC

As an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University, Barry F. Rosen met Eugene Feinblatt, who was taking a sabbatical from his law firm, Gordon Feinblatt, to teach a course on urban policy. “Quite simply, Gene was the smartest person I had ever met and if that was what being a lawyer was, I wanted in,” he said. 

After graduating from Harvard Law School, Rosen began practicing with Feinblatt. His legal practice focuses on healthcare, antitrust counseling and litigation, trademark licensing, franchising, computer hardware and software acquisition and governmental financing. Serving as chairman and CEO for more than three decades, Rosen also heads the firm’s health care practice group. Away from the office, he is the chair of the board of directors for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. 

What advice would you offer anyone interested in a legal career? 

My advice regarding anyone interested in a legal career is no different than my advice to anyone interested in any career. One spends a lot of time at one’s job, and it is very important to enjoy what you do. 

What has been your biggest surprise during the pandemic? 

The surprise is how well lawyers have adapted to providing services remotely. On the one hand, I would have been skeptical of that result, but on the other hand, that result was predictable because lawyers are in many respects insular by nature. The foregoing does not mean there is not a place for signature law firm headquarters that enhance collaboration and training, as well as attorney and client recruitment and retention, but hybrid legal practice is here to stay.