- FINRA Arbitration
- Broker-Dealer Arbitration
- Securities Arbitration
- Securities Class Actions
- Securities Fraud
- Securities Litigation
Florida International University, B.B.A., Business and Marketing, 1994
Temple University School of Law, J.D., Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court, 1997
1997,New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey;1998,New York;2003,U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York;2004,U.S. District Court, Western District of New York;2006,Florida and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
The Florida Bar; Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association.
Adolfo J. Anzola's practice focuses on representing investors in securities arbitration and litigation. Adolfo has extensive experience in representing clients in arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the National Futures Association (NFA). Adolfo has also represented, and is currently representing, aggrieved investors in class actions in federal court. Adolfo has successfully represented hundreds of investors throughout the United States and Latin America with combined claims of hundreds of millions of dollars. Adolfo strives to achieve the most effective results for his clients in the most efficient manner possible.
Upon graduating from law school, Adolfo served as a law clerk for the Honorable Susan L. Reisner in New Jersey Superior Court, Passaic County, Law Division. After his one-year clerkship, in 1998, Adolfo joined the New Jersey Attorney General's Office as a Deputy Attorney General, where he represented and advised the New Jersey Bureau of Securities in administering and enforcing New Jersey's Uniform Securities Law, dealing primarily with enforcement litigation concerning fraudulent practices and administrative proceedings concerning registration, suspension, and revocation of broker-dealers and brokers. While serving as a Deputy Attorney General, he obtained a judgment of $3 million in civil penalties and restitution against Millennium Interactive Technologies Corp., the fifth largest judgment in the Consumer Affairs Bureau of Securities' history. Adolfo also assisted in prosecuting a matter involving penny stock promoter Robert E. Brennan, which resulted in the largest judgment received in the Bureau's history at the time.
Adolfo left public service in 2002 to join a New York law firm, where he concentrated his practice on securities defense litigation, arbitration, and securities regulatory matters. His career in private practice has also focused on professional liability litigation, including claims against attorneys and insurance professionals. In 2005, he moved with his family back to his home town of Miami, Florida, where he worked as a Senior Associate at Wilson Elser, a large international law firm. His practice at Wilson Elser focused exclusively on representing brokers and broker-dealers in arbitration, in court, and before self-regulated organizations.
In October 2007, Adolfo left Wilson Elser to join a spin-off firm established by two former Wilson Elser attorneys, where he continued to represent brokers and broker-dealers in arbitration. In August 2008, Adolfo decided to return to his original roots, representing investors; and he has being doing so ever since.
Paula Casper, et al. v. Gary Gross, et al., FINRA Case No. 06-04334; Merle Allen, et al. v. CapWest Securities, Inc., FINRA Case No. 09-06962; McCoy, et al. v. Securities America, Inc., et al., Case No. SACV 10-2145
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