Alex Rue defends individuals and companies who are the subjects of or witnesses in SEC and related Department of Justice investigations and litigation. He also provides advice and representation to whistleblowers that present claims to the SEC and to other federal bounty programs.
Mr. Rue has practiced law for more than 35 years. From 1990 until August 2012, he practiced first as a staff attorney and, since 1999, as a trial attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) handling a wide variety of cases from initial investigation through litigated conclusion whether by trial or settlement. Mr. Rue successfully investigated and prosecuted accounting frauds, broker-dealer and investment adviser frauds, insider trading violations and market manipulations. Mr. Rue also prosecuted a wide variety of offering frauds, Ponzi schemes and pump and dump scams. While practicing with the SEC, Mr. Rue appeared on behalf of SEC in federal district courts throughout the Southeast including Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte, North Carolina; Charleston, Colombia and Greenville, South Carolina; Atlanta, Macon and Columbus, Georgia; Tampa and Orlando, Florida; Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama; Nashville, Tennessee; and Jackson and Natchez, Mississippi.
Mr. Rue’s 22 years of experience with the SEC gives him an uncommon breadth of knowledge about the federal securities laws and the bureaucratic procedures and idiosyncrasies of SEC practice. Clients benefit from Mr. Rue’s proven ability to analyze the evidence required to establish liability and to identify weaknesses in the proof and policy behind suing his clients.
Mr. Rue limits his practice to the defense of securities related white-collar matters, civil and criminal, and the representation of whistleblowers before the SEC in its 12 offices located in Washington, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Ft. Worth, Denver, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. More information about SEC office locations and contact information can be found at: http://www.sec.gov/contact/addresses.htm Mr. Rue is available for the direct representation of witnesses and subjects of SEC and DOJ investigations regardless of the location of the SEC or DOJ office prosecuting the matter. Mr. Rue also conducts independent investigations, provides second opinions and offers independent advice to his clients about securities law issues they may face.
Mr. Rue offers his clients fee arrangements that are competitive and reflect his experience and lower overhead. Travel costs are negotiable and are comparable to those charged by other lawyers involved in SEC investigations who are often located in New York, Washington and the other major financial centers from which the majority of SEC enforcement activity is directed.
Mr. Rue graduated, magna cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana in 1976 where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. Mr. Rue completed his undergraduate education at the University of Evansville in 1968. Prior to joining the staff of the SEC, Mr. Rue was in private practice in Atlanta representing civil litigants and criminal defendants in a wide variety of matters.
Mr. Rue provides initial consultations at no charge. Prospective clients may contact Mr. Rue through the Contact form on this website or by telephone at 404 808-1397.
Request A Consultation
4060 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30319