Brett Alcala has been practicing law in California since 1986. He is an experienced securities attorney and a former registered investment advisor. He leads a team of financial experts and analysts with extensive backgrounds in the securities industry. Since 1996, Brett Alcala has focused his law practice on the handling of securities disputes between investors and financial professionals such as stockbrokers, investment advisors and banks.
In 1997, Brett Alcala was approved to serve as an arbitrator by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), now known as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the independent regulator responsible for all securities firms and stockbrokers operating in the United States.
Brett Alcala founded the Alcala Law Firm in 1999 to further expand his securities litigation, arbitration and mediation practice. Mr. Alcala has helped investors recover millions of dollars in investment losses through litigation, arbitration and mediation. Mr. Alcala's excellent track record has led to referrals and endorsements from other attorneys, former clients, accountants and financial advisors. Mr. Alcala works with attorneys and clients nationwide.
Since 2006, Brett Alcala has been an Adjunct Law Professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law lecturing on the subject of securities law and arbitration. Mr. Alcala is a member of the Board of Advisors to the USF law school's Investor Justice Clinic, a free legal clinic approved by FINRA that assists low-income investors with securities claims. He also serves as the supervising attorney for the clinic.
Mr. Alcala is admitted to practice law in California; Washington D.C. (inactive); U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; and U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit. From 2006-2010, Mr. Alcala also held a Series 65 (Investment Advisor) license and was registered as an investment advisor by the State of California.
Mr. Alcala is a member of the Public Investor Bar Association (PIABA). He is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law (J.D. 1986) and was editor of the Santa Clara Computer and High-Technology Law Journal (Volume 2).