Imagine if your job involved settling the most historic cases in U.S. history, including 9/11, the BP oil spill, and the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Meet this week’s podcast guest, Michael Rozen. Episode #31 of the Wild Business Growth Podcast is OUT and features the superstar lawyer, who served as Special Settlement Master for several historic cases and is also the Founder of litigation financing company TRGP Capital. Listen to the episode on iTunes / Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and your other favorite audio platforms – subscribe and leave a 5-star review if you find Michael’s story fascinating!

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Episode #31: Michael Rozen – Special Settlement Master of Historic Cases, Founder of TRGP Capital

Michael Rozen, the Superstar Lawyer, Special Master, International Man of Mystery, and Entrepreneur joins the show to share his experience settling some the most challenging disputes in American history, including the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001, BP’s Gulf Coast Compensation Fund, the Jerry Sandusky Scandal, and more. Michael is my girlfriend Dana’s uncle and was kind enough to host us for the interview at his incredible place in NYC (see pictures below). He’s an unbelievably smart, kind, hard-working, and ambitious person who’s achieved an inconceivable amount of success in his career. This episode covers everything from the importance of having a mentor to how to maintain an incredible work ethic. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • How Michael was appointed to his roles as Special Settlement Master
  • Why trustworthiness is a crucial trait in any industry
  • How to solve complex problems
  • Which historic dispute was the most challenging and why
  • The differences between being a lawyer and a CEO
  • A breakdown of litigation financing
  • How the top winemakers use email lists to sell their wine
  • Why you should do things that make you happy

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Enjoy the show and work hard! Check out the show notes and pictures below for much more detail.

Show Notes

  • Intro
    • [0:31] Email me at for help starting and building your own podcast or with digital marketing
    • [1:06] TRGP Capital
    • [1:15] See below pictures with Michael Rozen, my girlfriend/his niece Dana, and I
    • [2:20] How frequently Michael travels between London and New York
    • [2:46] Michael’s background
    • [3:04] Tufts University, Georgetown Law
    • [3:31] Michael’s two mentors who shaped his career
    • [3:54] How to focus on not screwing up
    • [4:35] Michael’s crazy work ethic and schedule
    • [4:55] How to stay disciplined even on a Saturday
    • [6:12] When Michael knew he’d have a successful career
    • [7:48] Tiki Barber
    • [8:02] Lessons Michael learned from from his two mentors
    • [8:55] Why trustworthiness is a crucial trait in any industry
    • [9:47] Why Michael is wary of the media
    • [9:56] September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
    • [11:28] How Michael has kept a low profile

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