Alan Rosca is a securities lawyer who also teaches securities regulation. Alan primarily represents individual and institutional investors who suffered losses as a result of fraud, Ponzi schemes, stockbroker misconduct, and other securities rule violations. He has participated to numerous FINRA arbitrations as well as to class actions and other litigation proceedings, and has co-counseled cases on behalf of over 600 investors nationwide.
Alan has been quoted in the media on the topic of investment loss recovery from Ponzi schemes. He has co-authored amicus curiae briefs submitted to state Supreme Courts on behalf of investors in securities litigation proceedings. He is currently authoring a study on the characteristics of the typical Ponzi scheme perpetrator and recovery venues available to investors. He is also a speaker and author on attorney professionalism.
He received his Juris Doctor degree summa cum laude from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University. While in law school, he served as a Managing Editor of the Cleveland State Law Review, received the Dean’s (full) scholarship for the entire Juris Doctor program, was on the Dean’s List, and won the “Best Oralist” award in the Jessup Moot Court competition, Pacific Region. He passed the Ohio Bar exam in top 1%, with the highest grade in the state to the multi-state (federal law) section.
He is a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, a nationwide association of securities lawyers dedicated to representing investors in securities-related disputes. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Baldwin Wallace University, Ohio.
Alan previously worked in investment banking and developed first-hand knowledge of the securities industry’s compliance and supervisory procedures and their practical enforcement. His exposure to the inner workings of the industry has helped him better represent investors in cases where industry members fail in their duties to protect the investing public and abide by the securities rules and regulations.
Alan is licensed to practice law in Ohio, Fourth Circuit, Northern District of Ohio, Southern District of Ohio, Northern District of Texas, and Eastern District of Virginia.
Alan was selected to the 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star list. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5% of attorneys are selected to the Super Lawyers list, and only 2.5% of attorneys are selected to the Rising Stars Super Lawyers list. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations, all according to Thompson Reuters, the Super Lawyer rating service sponsor.
Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, 2008 (GPA 3.76 out of 4).
Master of Business Administration, Baldwin Wallace University, Cleveland, Ohio, 2001 (GPA 3.97 out of 4).
“The Resurgence of Ponzi Schemes: Lessons for Inadvertent Participants”
The Law Journal of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, January 2010
Professional Activities, Awards, Community Involvement
Honorary Consul General of Romania in Ohio
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Bar Admissions Committee, CMBA
Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, CMBA
Public Investor Arbitration Bar Association
Amicus Curiae Committee, PIABA
- co-authored amicus briefs filed by PIABA in securities cases;
- recipient of recognition awards from PIABA, for 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Solo and Small Practice Committee
Consular Corps of Cleveland