Richard P. Rouco

Richard P. Rouco

Mr. Rouco has primary responsibility over representation of the firm’s union clients. His practice is focused in the areas of class actions, antitrust, ERISA, union labor law, and securities fraud. He has expertise negotiating and enforcing collective bargaining agreements. Mr. Rouco also has extensive experience representing unions and/or their members in suits brought under the Labor Management Relations Act, Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the WARN Act, ERISA and matters falling under the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board. He has handled a considerable number of cases before the NLRB, including a multi-region plant closing case against Crown Cork & Seal.

In addition to his experience as a labor union lawyer, Mr. Rouco has also developed an active practice in the area of antitrust litigation. His interest in antitrust litigation grew out of his experience representing working families and their unions in disputes with multi-national corporations. He currently represents consumers in several anti-trust cases alleging price fixing and other unlawful restraints of trade. He also has experience litigating securities fraud cases on behalf of institutional investors. He is currently litigating cases brought under the 1934 Securities Exchange Act and the Securities Act of 1933.

Mr. Rouco is a member of the Alabama Bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar and American Bar Association. Mr. Rouco is a Board Member for the Greater Birmingham Ministries. He is the author of “Available Remedies Under ERISA,” Section 502 45 Alabama Law Rev., 1994. In 2006, he addressed the Whatley Drake LLC Continuing Legal Education Conference on “The Basics of Antitrust Class Action Litigation,” Complex Litigation, Mass Torts & Class Actions Continuing Legal Education Summit.

Mr. Rouco is fluent in Spanish. He has held several teaching positions including Adjunct Professor at the University of Alabama School of Law (2003-2004) and (2004-2005) and at Occidental College, Los Angeles, California (1989-1991); Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Philosophy at University of California, Irvine (1989-1990). He was a Research Assistant at the Alabama Law Institute (1992-1994).

He is a graduate of Florida State University (B.A., cum laude, 1987), University of California, Irvine (M.A., Candidate, 1991) and the University of Alabama School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1994). In law school, he served as Senior Articles Editor, Alabama Law Review (1993-1994) and member, Order of the Coif. He was Most Outstanding Undergraduate, Florida State University College of Arts & Sciences (1987); Most Outstanding Student, Florida State University Department of Philosophy (1986-1987) and Recipient, University of California Regents Fellowship, (1987-1990). He was born in Miami, Florida, July 17, 1964.

Reported Cases:

Adams v. United Steelworkers of America, 189 F.3d 1321 (11th Cir. 1999); Ryan et. al v. Flowserve Corp., 2007 WL 946052 (ED Tx); Boin v. Verizon South, 283 F.Supp. 2d 1254 (M.D. Ala. 2003); Estate of Rodriquez v. Drummond Company, 256 F.Supp. 2d 1250 (N.D. Ala. 2003); Williams v. United Steelworkers, 234 F.Supp. 2d 552 (M.D.N.C. 2002); United Steelworkers of America v. Ivaco, 216 F.R.D. 693 (N.D. Ga. 2002).

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