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Rose new lawyer for univ in Rose suit

Published: February 12, 2010
Section: Front Page

Attorney Alan D. Rose of Rose, Chinitz & Rose has taken over the role of outside counsel from Tom Reilly in the suit filed against the university by three donors to the Rose Art Museum looking to stop the sale of the museum’s art.

Rose is not related to any member of the family for which the museum was named.

Board of trustees member Meyer Koplow ’72 wrote in an e-mail to The Hoot that “the change was routine and the result of a mutual decision.”

“The university is very grateful for Tom Reilly’s counsel, advocacy and professionalism,” he wrote.

Rose specializes in education law and is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, according to The Rose, Chinitz & Rose Web site.

Also according to the Web site, Rose has previously worked for the university in two previous lawsuits, one in 2000 and another in 2004.

In 2000 Rose helped the university in the case David Arlen Schaer v. Brandeis University.

In the case, Schaer sued the university after he was suspended for four months by the University Board of Student Conduct (UBSC) after allegedly raping a female student.

Schaer claimed he had been unfairly disciplined and sought an injunction to stop his suspension and compensation for the harm it had caused him.

The charges were ultimately dismissed on all counts, according to the court’s decision.

Rose again helped the university in 2004 in the case Morris v. Brandeis University when Drew Morris ’97, who had been suspended for a year by the UBSC on charges of plagiarism, sued the university.

Again, the charges were dismissed.

“We are very much looking forward to working with Alan Rose,” Meyer wrote.

The trial concerning the Rose Art Museum has now been rescheduled for Dec. 2 and Dec. 13, 2010.