201507.20
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Joe Peiffer Leads Fight to Protect Retirees

As President of PIABA, the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, Joe Peiffer has led the fight for federal regulations that would require stockbrokers to place their retirement clients ahead of their own self-interests. That dream may become a reality soon. The Department of Labor has proposed new rules that would make stockbrokers who handle retirees’…

201507.17
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Joe Peiffer Regarding Shortfalls of BrokerCheck

Joe Peiffer was recently quoted in On Wall Street about shortfalls in FINRA’s BrokerCheck service.  BrokerCheck does not disclose complete information about brokers. Joe, as president of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), drafted a letter to the SEC, along with Public Citizen and the Securities Arbitration Clinic at St. John’s University School of…

201507.16
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Adam Wolf Quoted in AP Regarding RICO Case

Adam Wolf was recently quoted in the AP regarding a case that the firm is litigating for its clients Jerry Olson and Medical Marijuana of the Rockies.  You can read the article here. The article, which was distributed to newspapers throughout the country, notes the firm’s work on behalf of Jerry Olson and his company,…

201507.16
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Joe Peiffer on Brokers’ Designations of “Retirement Specialist”

Joe Peiffer was recently quoted in an article that appeared in the magazine Financial Planning. The article concerned brokers’ meaningless self-designations as “retirement specialists.” LPL Financial recently paid a fine of $250,000 in relation to ten of its Massachusetts-based advisers employing the title of “Retirement Income Planning Specialist.” Massachusetts has banned the use of misleading…

201507.14
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Adam Wolf Discusses Supreme Court

For the fourth consecutive year, Adam Wolf was a featured speaker at the annual convention of the American Association for Justice.  This year’s conference, attended by attorneys from around the world, took place in Montreal, Canada. Adam provided a review of the U.S. Supreme Court’s October Term 2014. Speaking to the civil rights and police…

201410.07
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Firm Obtains Important Victory from Federal Court in Strip-Search Case

We are pleased—and proud—to report on a terrific ruling we received recently in one of our cases! In D.H. v. Clayton County School District, we represent D.H., a student in Atlanta, Georgia. When he was 12 years old, he was strip searched by an assistant principal at his school. Please click on the U.S. District…

201408.07
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Firm Announces New Name, New Practice Areas, and New California Office!

We are delighted to announce that our firm family has expanded! After Adam Wolf’s law firm, Wolf Legal, P.C., merged with our firm, our new firm name is Peiffer Rosca Wolf Abdullah Carr & Kane, L.L.P. Adam and his team, including Tracey Cowan and Tien Le, will assist the firm with its existing practice and…

201405.07
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Barry Bekkedam Accused of Securities Fraud in Connection with Scott Rothstein’s Ponzi Scheme

Barry R. Bekkedam, the former owner, Chairman, and CEO of Ballamor Capital Management, LLC, is accused of committing securities fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). From April through October 2009, Bekkedam encouraged his clients and others to invest approximately $100 million in a fund that purportedly purchased lawsuit settlements from now-convicted Ponzi-schemer Scott…