Alan Rose, Jr.

Alan D. Rose, Jr.

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Alan D. Rose, Jr. co-founded the firm 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 in 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., 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.

Representative Engagements

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 (in 1992) and Vice President Gore (in 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 Trustee of the Rivers School and past-President of the Tennis and Racquet Club of Boston. 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.

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