Alan focuses his legal practice on complex financial and commercial matters, particularly in the areas of securities litigation, investment fraud, antitrust/index manipulation, cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and international disputes. He often represents institutional and individual investors in disputes with financial industry members arising out of investment fraud or misconduct. He prosecutes claims on behalf of investors through class actions and FINRA arbitrations.
Alan is an adjunct professor of Securities Regulation at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University. His upcoming securities course includes a section on cryptocurrencies, blockchain, initial coin offerings (“ICOs”) and smart contracts.
Alan received his Juris Doctor degree summa cum laude from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in May 2008. 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, and won the "Best Oralist" award in the Jessup Moot Court competition, Pacific Region. Prior to law school, Alan was an investment analyst for a major financial data corporation and prepared investment research for fund managers.
He is licensed to practice law in the Ohio state and federal courts, and other federal courts nationwide.
Alan also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Baldwin-Wallace College, Ohio.