Alan Rosca is a partner in the Peiffer Rosca Wolf law firm and heads the firm's Cleveland, Ohio office.
Alan focuses his legal practice on complex financial and commercial litigation, particularly in the areas of securities and antitrust class actions and derivative litigation. He often represents insitutional and individual investors in disputes arising out of investment-related fraud or misconduct.
Alan has helped thousands of investors nationwide recover money they lost in Ponzi schemes or other forms of investment fraud. He has been appointed lead counsel and otherwise participated to numerous class actions on behalf of investors against issuers and their directors and officers, as well as banks, underwriters, trustees, money transmitters, auditors/accountants, lawyers, and other third parties involved in assisting in the perpretation of Ponzi schemes or fraudulent investment programs.
Alan’s cases against financial industry members, arising out of Ponzi schemes and investment fraud, have been reported in the media. He has helped expand important protections for investors, in a class action he filed against the underwriter of an alleged Ponzi scheme, where the Northern District of Iowa federal court adopted the plaintiff-investors’ argument and ruled, in a case of first impression, that the strict due-diligence duties owed by underwriters to investors in public offerings also extend to investors in private placements. See Hanson v. Berthel Fisher & Co. Fin. Servs., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72940 (N.D. Iowa May 29, 2014).
Alan has been a PIABA member and has served on the PIABA Amicus Committee for nearly ten years. He has co-authored amicus curiae briefs submitted to state Supreme Courts on behalf of investors in securities litigation proceedings.
Alan received his Juris Doctor degree summa cum laude from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in May 2008. While in law school, he served as Managing Editor of the Cleveland State Law Review. He has been teaching securities regulation at his alma mater since 2012.