Roxana Pierce is Of Counsel in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s Washington D.C. office. She is an international lawyer whose practice focuses on securities litigation, arbitration, negotiations, contracts, international trade, real estate transactions and project development. She has represented clients in over 75 countries, with extensive experience in the Middle East, Asia, Russia, the former Soviet Union, Germany, Belgium, the Caribbean and India. Pierce’s client base includes large institutional investors, international banks, asset managers, foreign governments, multi-national corporations, sovereign wealth funds and high net worth individuals.
Pierce has counseled international clients since 1994. She has spearheaded the contract negotiations for hundreds of projects, including several valued at over $1 billion, and typically conducts her negotiations with the leadership of foreign governments and the leadership of Fortune 500 corporations, foreign and domestic. Pierce presently represents several European legacy banks in litigation concerning the 2008 financial crisis.
Pierce is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the West Virginia State Bar. She is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. Pierce has been awarded a Certification of Accomplishment by the Export-Import Bank of the United States for her accomplishments in international finance. Pierce works closely with The Invisible Hand Foundation, Inc. to provide funding to Washington D.C.-area residents who are faced with hardships that prevent them from pursuing constructive endeavors. Since 2011, the foundation has provided millions of dollars to those in need. In addition, she is a member of the American Bar Association, the ABA International Law Advisory Panel, the American Society of International Law, and the Maryland Association of Realtors.
After receiving honors for her achievements in the study of French at the Sorbonne University in France, Pierce attended Pepperdine University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs and Intercultural Relations. She next earned a Paralegal Certificate with a focus on corporate law from the University of San Diego before obtaining her Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where her study of the law focused on international practice.
Pierce is fluent in English and Farsi and has a working knowledge of French and Turkish. She is on the Advisory Board of the McDonough International Business School at Georgetown University. She is a volunteer for several local children’s organizations. She organizes an annual mailing of supplies to orphanages in several African countries. She is a parent volunteer at The Woods Academy. Pierce also serves on various committees in the community.
- Awarded a Certification of Accomplishment by the Export-Import Bank of the United States for her accomplishments in international finance
- Institutional Investor Services
- Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D., 1994
- Pepperdine University, B.A., 1988
- Sorbonne University, France, with Honors
- District of Columbia
- West Virginia
- Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
- District of Columbia Court of Appeals
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- October 5, 2017
- February 24, 2016
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, ABA International Law Advisory Panel
- Member, American Society of International Law
- Maryland Association of Realtors, Member
- The Invisible Hand Foundation, Inc.