Alan D. Rose, Jr. co-founded Rose Law Partners (then Rose & Associates) in 1995. Alan’s practice focuses on civil and criminal trial and appellate litigation in federal and state courts and in arbitration, with an emphasis on commercial litigation, employment litigation, defense of state and federal government and regulatory investigations, and college and university law. Alan has represented a wide variety of corporate clients and individuals in close-corporation, business, fraud, securities, employment and real estate litigation in state and federal courts and in arbitration. Alan has extensive experience seeking and defending against requests for preliminary injunctive relief.
A substantial portion of Alan’s practice is devoted to representing witnesses, subjects, and targets of governmental investigations and prosecutions. Alan maintains an active practice representing broker dealers and financial services professionals in enforcement matters brought by FINRA, the SEC, and state regulators. Alan has extensive experience counseling clients with matters before governmental agencies and regulatory bodies, including the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, the S.E.C., the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, the Securities Division of the Massachusetts Secretary of State, FINRA, and the State Ethics Commission. Alan has also successfully represented many high-profile public officials in matters before the State Ethics Commission.
Alan has conducted internal investigations in non-profit and public company settings, including investigating fraud at a public company, investigating sexual harassment at a bank, and investigating fraud by the executive director of a non-profit. Alan has also represented witnesses in internal investigations.
- Successfully representing a high-level securities industry professional, obtaining a $700,000 pre-suit settlement
- Successfully representing a small online retailer in trademark infringement and unfair competition claims resulting in substantial financial recovery only days after filing suit
- Successfully defending against a multi-million dollar claim for a contingent fee brought by a lawyer against former clients
- Successfully representing a high-level securities professional, obtaining a $2 million pre-suit settlement
- Successfully representing a real estate developer in a suit to force specific performance of a purchase and sale agreement for a development parcel
- Successfully representing a hedge fund in an AAA arbitration action against a portfolio company in which the hedge fund obtained (1) an injunction forcing the return of its $500,000 investment, and (2) the dismissal of $16.3 million in counter-claims brought against the hedge fund
- Successfully representing employers in wage act cases
- Successfully representing witnesses and subjects in federal grand jury investigations
- Successfully representing a registered representative in a FINRA investigation concerning sale of variable annuities
- Successfully representing a registered representative in a FINRA investigation concerning alleged unsuitable investment through the use of liquefied home equity proceeds.
- Successfully representing over 20 registered representatives of a broker dealer in a nationwide FINRA investigation
- Successfully representing the ex-wife of a Ponzi-schemer in investigations by the U.S. Attorney, SEC, and Massachusetts Securities Division
- Successfully representing several high-profile public officials in matters before the State Ethics Commission
- Successfully representing a real estate developer in defending against a motion for lis pendens and attachment
- Obtaining an injunction against a minority shareholder resulting in the minority shareholder relinquishing his stake in the company
- Obtaining numerous injunctions against former employees for violating their common law and fiduciary duties
- Successfully representing major universities in student discipline cases and litigating two of the leading Massachusetts cases on student discipline
- Obtaining the dismissal (upheld on appeal) of professional malpractice claims against notable criminal defense attorneys
- Successfully defending civil rights cases, as well as wage and overtime cases
- Successfully representing a real estate developer in a suit to reform a deed
- Successfully representing a former Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI in a series of civil litigation matters (seeking over $1 billion in damages) arising out of the FBI’s use of criminal informants
- Successfully litigating a matter of first impression before the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission involving private fundraising by elected officials
- Successfully obtaining costs and attorneys’ fees from litigants filing bad-faith or frivolous claims against Rose Law Partners’ clients
Alan has been active in state and national Democratic politics for over a decade, having served as a full-time staff person on the national campaigns of then-Governor Bill Clinton and Senator Al Gore (1992) and Vice President Gore (1996 and 2000). In 2000, Alan was hired by the Gore/Lieberman Recount Committee to perform legal and political work in Volusia and Miami-Dade Counties during the Florida recount. In 2004, The Democratic National Committee named Alan as the Convention Hall Director of the 2004 Democratic National Convention. In that capacity, he oversaw and was principally responsible for the transformation of the FleetCenter sports arena into the site of the 2004 Democratic Convention, including coordinating all construction and production activities related to the convention. In 2008, the Obama for America Campaign hired Alan as a consultant to manage the 2008 Democratic National Convention for Obama’s then yet-to-be-named running mate. Alan then managed the logistics for Sen. Biden’s vice presidential debate, including representing Sen. Biden at the debate negotiations with the Commission on Presidential Debates and the McCain/Palin Campaign. Sen. Biden then asked Alan to serve as the Director of the Office of the Vice President at the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee. In that capacity, Alan managed and oversaw every aspect of Vice President Biden and his family’s participation in the four-day inauguration.
Alan is a former Trustee of the Rivers School and past-President of the Tennis and Racquet Club of Boston. Alan is also a member of the Town of Weston Zoning Board of Appeals. He lives in Weston with his wife and two sons.
Honors & Awards
- AV® Rated (highest level of ability and ethics) by Martindale-Hubbell®
- Massachusetts Super Lawyers®, General Litigation
- New England Super Lawyers®, General Litigation
- Super Lawyers®
Court & Bar Admissions
- United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Bar & Professional Associations
- Boston Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.A., cum laude
- Vermont Law School, M.S.E.L.
- Vermont Law School, J.D.