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USA Guide

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations — Florida

From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Established litigation boutique with outstanding white-collar expertise and significant trial experience. Frequently engaged to deal with mortgage, tax and healthcare fraud, among other areas. Maintains an excellent track record for its work in the sports and entertainment spaces and also recognized for its strong appellate capabilities.

Strengths "For criminal defense, Black Srebnick is a brand-name, top-drawer firm,” assert onlookers.

This "well-established team” is “a go-to firm for high-profile individual representation,” one peer attests.

Work highlights Served as lead trial counsel acting for Isaac Perlmutter, the head of Marvel Entertainment, and his wife, throughout the proceedings of a civil tort and defamation lawsuit. The claims were brought in Palm Beach County, and involved cross-border elements in Canada as well.

Counseled Denarii Systems in bringing an involuntary expulsion claim against minority interest holders in an LLC local to Florida, of which the client was a majority member. The action was brought under Florida's Revised LLC Act.

Significant clients Rolls-Royce, The Cordish Company, Edie Laquer, Roc Nation Sports, Wirecard Bank.

Notable practitioners  

Roy Black is “a fantastic criminal defense lawyer” and, according to one source, “the king of white-collar defense in Miami.” He has more than 40 years of experience in the field of criminal defense, both in Florida and across the USA.

A “top-flight lawyer” who is “really impressive,” Howard Srebnick is considered by fellow lawyers to be “great to work with.” Srebnick has enormous experience in cases concerning tax evasion, racketeering and money laundering and is also highly regarded for his appellate work.

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From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Handles both commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense work with particular expertise in healthcare, securities and real estate matters. Established and broad Florida presence with noteworthy strength in trusts and estate litigation and real estate disputes. 

Strengths “The firm has a very good reputation,” and its attorneys are “tremendously thorough and thoughtful,” peers assert.

Another source describes it as “an excellent commercial firm.” 

Work highlights Acted on behalf of GastroCare in an action against Blue Cross Blue Shield concerning the insurer's failure to make payments for lab analyses of tissue specimens removed during surgeries.

Successfully represented Paul and Katherine A. Chmielewski in a case against the City of St. Pete Beach, which was discovered to have encouraged individuals to trespass on the plaintiffs' property. Paul and Katherine A. Chmielewski were awarded $2.2 million in damages and compensation.

Significant clients Luxottica Group, Oakley, Newbridge Securities.

Notable practitioners  

Mark Raymond is “very savvy, very responsive and well connected” and “a problem solver” who “engenders confidence in his clients” and “helps guide businesses through their disputes,” commentators remark. Raymond is regularly called upon for his counsel in securities and real estate disputes and is also noted for his excellent work in class actions.

Sources say Jon Sale is “reassuring and always available,” and he is also singled out for his “strategic and organized” approach. Sale is particularly highly regarded for his expertise in criminal litigation and investigations.

Patricia Lebow is a highly experienced litigator who comes recommended for her work across estate and succession planning disputes, noncompetition and tortious interference litigation, and fraudulent conveyance cases.

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From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Offers clients wide-ranging litigation expertise across both civil and white-collar crime issues. Held in high regard for its criminal defense and government investigations work and excels in an array of areas including healthcare, tax and securities fraud cases.

Strengths “Carlton Fields is a good Florida-based firm” that is “extremely competent” and “does very good work,” commentators report.

The firm has a “wide array of excellent lawyers” and is “a good choice for institutional clients,” sources comment.

Notable practitioners  

"Great lawyer" Michael Pasano has an outstanding reputation in the market for his strengths in highly complex criminal disputes, including cases concerning fraud and money laundering. He has a wealth of experience handling litigation at both state and federal level and is also respected for his capabilities in appellate matters.

The "excellent" Benjamine Reid is a seasoned trial lawyer particularly noted for his work in product liability disputes and has substantial experience in class actions. He is also recognized for his work on cases concerning the aviation industry.

Bruce Berman is a strong choice of counsel for complex commercial disputes and has extensive experience in cases relating to IP, securities, and real estate. He is also highlighted for his strengths in litigation arising out of M&A transactions. He is additionally noted for his expertise in domestic and cross-border arbitrations.

Joseph Ianno acts for a distinguished client base that includes leading financial institutions and manufacturers. His broad-ranging litigation practice takes in complex trade secrets and breach of fiduciary duty disputes; he is also highly regarded for his strengths in class actions.

The “amazing” Adam Schwartz is recognized by one client as “very focused and responsive,” as well as “very proactive in organizing matters.” Schwartz possesses particular expertise in white-collar criminal defense, and maintains a fine reputation for his work in healthcare fraud and abuse cases and litigation concerning the False Claims Act.

Thomas Meeks is an experienced attorney frequently called upon for his expert counsel in high-stakes litigation and is a good choice for bet-the-company disputes. He is particularly noted for his strengths in trade secrets and complex securities litigation.

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From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Offers impressive bench strength and state coverage to a wide array of clients across a range of commercial disputes as well as white-collar matters. Noted for its highly adept counsel in product liability, banking and securities litigation, and also comes recommended for its strengths in insurance and real estate disputes. Maintains a fine track record in complex cross-border cases and also sought after for its extensive capabilities in appellate cases.

Strengths "Their strength is the bet-the-company type cases. The legal talent is extraordinary and they are outstanding litigators," reports one satisfied client.

Another source describes Greenberg Traurig as an "excellent firm with highly capable litigators."

Work highlights Assisted Citi in protecting its interests in the case of SEC v Quiros, in which Ariel Quiros and parties linked to him were charged with securities fraud, through misuse of investor funds. Citi provided banking services and a line of credit to Quiros, while unaware of any fraudulent activity on his part.

Defended Rheem Manufacturing in a putative class action concerning breach of warranty claims, statutory fraud claims and equitable claims relating to Rheem's HVAC units.

Significant clients Tracfone, WellCare Health Plans, Banca Mifel, Stiefel Laboratories, Lighting Science Group.

Notable practitioners  

Sources describe Hilarie Bass as “a trial specialist” who has “a very strong command of the facts and an excellent courtroom presence.” Bass is a seasoned litigator with more than three decades of experience in complex and high-stakes commercial disputes.

Gregory Kehoe is a highly regarded figure in the white-collar crime and government investigations arena and “a legend in the legal field,” according to commentators. He has an excellent track record in high-profile cases concerning racketeering and fraud allegations. A peer comments: "He's one of the finest trial lawyers I know – a consummate professional."

Jacqueline Becerra is regarded as “a standout name” in the market and comes recommended for her work in complex criminal cases and internal investigations. She is particularly noted for her expert counsel in FCPA matters.

The “very smart and diligent” David Coulson is an experienced trial lawyer and a go-to attorney for product liability disputes. Sources appreciate his business-oriented approach and "ability to think outside the box."

The "gifted and personable" David Weinstein is described as “very experienced and very insightful," and also singled out by sources for his excellent communication skills. Weinstein is a well-respected white-collar crime litigator and is particularly noted for his work in healthcare and environmental-related cases.

Barry Richard is a much-respected figure in the market, noted for his wealth of experience in complex commercial litigation, and is also sought after for his extensive knowledge in constitutional law issues. He is also highly esteemed for his work on appellate cases.

Mark Schnapp is a well-known and well-regarded figure with more than four decades of experience acting for both individuals and leading corporations in major white-collar crime investigations.

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From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Possesses highly respected expertise across both civil and white-collar criminal disputes, with significant appellate expertise. Excels in significant financial fraud cases and investigations. Also highlighted for its strengths in product liability, IP and professional malpractice cases. Additionally recognized for its fine track record in First Amendment litigation in the media and entertainment space.

Strengths One impressed client comments: "They're terrific – they're very proactive, and do a great job in preparation and in advocating."

Commentators also praise the firm's lawyers as "very hard-working and very responsive" and as "really great people to work with," with one interviewee also commenting: "The work product is outstanding."

Work highlights Defended Agadir in a suit alleging trademark infringement and unfair competition relating to haircare products.

Assisted the Puerto Rico Health Administration in investigating and auditing its contractual health service provider Molina Healthcare, following performance complaints. Following the investigation's findings it helped ASES to impose sanctions of $4 million on Molina.

Significant clients AIG, Citibank, Harris Corporation, Mako Surgical, SunTrust Bank.

Notable practitioners  

John Hogan is highly experienced in white-collar crime and government and internal investigations work, and is particularly noted for his adept counsel in cases concerning healthcare fraud and FCPA issues.

"Excellent litigator" Sanford Bohrer is sought after for his expertise in IP and product liability disputes and has an excellent reputation for his work in First Amendment litigation. He is also noted for his assured representation in class action cases. He leads the firm's class action practice.

Latour Lafferty draws particular praise for his effective client handling skills. He is a strong choice of counsel for white-collar crime litigation and is noted for his expertise in False Claims Act disputes.

Tracy Nichols elicits strong acclaim for her work in complex securities disputes and is highly regarded for her expertise in class actions. Sources describe her as "a fabulous lawyer to work with." Nichols leads the firm's securities litigation practice.

Interviewees single out Bill Shepherd as "a quick study" and also praise his "very reasonable and calm demeanor" in disputes. He is regularly called upon for assured counsel in white-collar crime and investigations work. "He has a keen insight into local law enforcement and prosecutorial perspectives that is highly valuable," reports one impressed source.

The "excellent" Joseph Varner is recognized for his adroit representation of clients in professional malpractice, personal injury and securities litigation. Sources say he is "great on strategy" and "great with the jury."

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From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Premier white-collar defense firm, possessing significant trial experience. Offers clients a broad array of expertise across issues including healthcare fraud, accounting fraud and public corruption, enjoying a fine reputation for its work on behalf of clients in the financial services sector. Also noted for its strengths in cross-border investigations.

Strengths One impressed source notes: "They are very capable of handling extremely complex litigation. They have uniformly very good lawyers – really top-notch people – who can do high-profile trial work."

Another interviewee comments: "Really, their trial skills are exceptional!"

Work highlights Acted for Alejandro Burzaco in an investigation into alleged bribery schemes relating to broadcasting rights for international soccer tournaments, as part of the FIFA scandal investigations.

Represented Dr. Salomon Melgen in a criminal case relating to alleged healthcare fraud. Successfully secured the client's release from pretrial detention.

Significant clients David Hooston, DRW Investments.

Notable practitioners  

"Wonderful strategist" Matthew Menchel comes highly regarded for his expertise in white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations and regulatory enforcement mandates. One client enthuses: "What I like about Matt is his extensive government experience. That background and experience is critical. He just knows everybody and can really be a good guide for us. His judgment and ability to stay cool when there is a lot of pressure is a valuable thing; he has a steady hand."

Andrew Lourie maintains a strong reputation for white-collar criminal defense and regulatory investigations, with a particular focus on cross-border matters. In a recent work highlight, he played a key role in advising DRW on an enforcement action brought by the CFTC. "He is really personable and has a great rapport with judges and clients. He knows the rules of evidence backwards and forwards," one impressed source informs.

John Couriel is skilled in complex white-collar criminal defense and regulatory enforcement issues. He is particularly well versed in cross-border matters involving Latin America. Clients praise his "incredible attention to detail and nuance, coupled with an ability to see the whole field. He can identify a strategy, execute the strategy, and identify the right facts and arguments to make the strategy effective."

Adriana Riviere-Badell is a rising star in the market, noted for her capabilities in government enforcement defense and recognized for her assured counsel to clients in the financial services sector. "She is incredibly smart, really well organized and has great trial instincts," an interviewee reports. 

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From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Recently established litigation boutique with significant pedigree. Founded by former federal prosecutors and focusing on a range of white-collar criminal defense and government investigation work. Maintains a strong roster of clients in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical devices arenas, and possesses particular expertise in tax work and complex securities fraud issues.

Strengths The firm attracts praise from sources for its impressive reputation in white-collar crime. One source notes: "They are smart, energetic lawyers who aren't afraid to roll up their sleeves and handle complex white-collar crime cases. They've made a real impression and have hit the ground running. They're a successful young firm." Another confirms: "They are highly skilled, intelligent and easy to work with. They are very likable and very responsive." 

Work highlights Represented major league baseball player agent Bartolo Hernandez in an investigation into alien smuggling, concerning an alleged immigration scheme to obtain MLB-sponsored work visas for Cuban baseball players.

Acted for Timothy Clinton in an investigation into alleged money laundering, federal fraud and racketeering activities relating to the formulation, manufacturing and distribution of compounded medications.

Significant clients Carlisle Development Group, George Levin, Sheldon Rose, Stephen Zeigler, Thurgauer Kantonalbank.

Notable practitioners  

Jeffrey Marcus impresses with his expertise in handling white-collar criminal defense and government enforcement actions, especially in the pharmaceutical and healthcare spaces. One interviewees raves: "Jeff Marcus is simply one of the brightest white-collar criminal lawyers around. His writing and strategic thinking separates him from his peers. He has a uniquely calm demeanor that has served his clients well in times of crisis."

The "terrific" Jeffrey Neiman is regarded by one peer as "one of the foremost experts on tax issues in the white-collar context." Neiman is highlighted for his counsel on cases concerning securities fraud and in bid-rigging investigations, and also handles proceedings arising from the failure to file FBARs. 

Daniel Rashbaum centers his practice on regulatory enforcement, white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations. He advises on a broad range of issues including price-fixing, FCPA matters, money laundering and anti-bribery cases. "Dan is a very creative, relentless advocate who pursues things professionally and zealously. He's not afraid to get into the weeds and find creative solutions. He is practical and outstanding," declares one impressed interviewee.

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From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Boutique litigation firm specializing in white-collar criminal defense issues and frequently involved in trial and appellate work. Handles criminal cases across the spectrum and particularly excels in antitrust, securities and mortgage fraud. Maintains a fine reputation for its work in the healthcare and pharmaceutical arenas.

Strengths Clients observe: "The firm is outstanding. Everyone plays to their strengths and it shows in the courtroom." 

Work highlights Represented Rashmi Airan-Pace in a mortgage fraud case, securing a significant downward variance in the client's sentencing.

Acted for Andres Arias on his motion to dismiss the extradition request from the Colombian government, successfully securing his release on bail.

Significant clients Brian Bailey, Delmon Young, Dwight Howard, Tavarious Thompson, Vanja Abreu.

Notable practitioners  

David Markus is highly regarded by peers and clients alike for his representation of individuals in white-collar criminal litigation. One client comments: "David Markus is amazing, not only because of the strength and genius of his arguments and motions, but also because of his brilliant and astonishing performances during the hearings. Additionally, he radiates so much confidence, and that in itself soothes the usual anguish and anxiety that you endure during these types of situations. Last but not least, he is such a great human being."

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From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Offers substantial expertise across white-collar criminal defense and investigatory work. Maintains particular strengths in insurance, healthcare and securities disputes. Represents a range of clients from individuals to public companies.

Strengths One impressed peer singles out Moscowitz & Moscowitz as "a dynamic team and a talented go-to firm."

Another source says simply: "Jane and Norman are really top-notch!"

Notable practitioners  

Norman Moscowitz is regarded as "an extremely high-caliber lawyer" and noted for his effective representation of clients. He is particularly recognized for his expertise in environmental and financial criminal litigation and government program fraud cases.

The "well respected" Jane Moscowitz is a well-known and highly experienced attorney highlighted for her adept counsel in state and federal criminal defense cases. Sources describe her as a "terrific legal mind who is very tenacious and can handle very difficult issues."

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From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Outstanding practice acting for plaintiffs across complex and high-profile commercial, white-collar crime and appellate litigation. Possesses notable expertise in aviation disaster cases, and is also active in the healthcare, financial services and automotive arenas. Highly regarded for its strengths in product liability and medical malpractice disputes and represents a go-to firm for high-value multidistrict class action litigation.

Strengths Clients value the firm's dedication and creativity. One client explains: "One of the things that makes them stand out is their willingness and ability to take on a tough case that isn't easy to win. It needs a lot of effort and creativity and a lot of insight. They are willing to do it. They are knowledgeable in every aspect of litigation."

Other sources highlight its outstanding reputation, with one interviewee noting: "They are consistently involved in the biggest, most high-profile cases and class actions in Florida."

Work highlights Represented the product liability claimants in a class action pertaining to defective drywall made in China. Secured a large number of favorable settlements for their clients.

Acted for the plaintiffs in a class action brought against Takata in relation to defective airbags installed in the defendant's vehicles. 

Notable practitioners  

The "extremely strategic and thoughtful" Peter Prieto maintains a top-notch reputation in both commercial litigation and white-collar crime cases, and is particularly skilled in class actions. He attracts praise from sources for being "highly skilled, practical, timely and terrific in court."

The "extremely well regarded" Aaron Podhurst has more than five decades of experience in litigation and is regarded as a go-to attorney for complex class action cases, particularly in the aviation space. 

Steven Marks maintains an excellent reputation for his work in aviation litigation, including aircraft accidents and airport liability cases. "He's the gold standard in aviation law," reports one impressed peer.

"Excellent, high-quality lawyer" Ricardo Martinez-Cid handles a variety of cases, including product liability and personal injury, and is particularly noted for his representation of clients in mass torts.

Robert Josefsberg retains a standout reputation in both white-collar and commercial litigation. "Bob is one of the living legends in the legal community and someone that I've looked up to as a mentor," explains one peer.

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From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Robust white-collar litigation boutique noted for its deft counsel at trial and appellate level. Maintains a fine reputation for its work in securities, healthcare and mortgage fraud. Particularly skilled in federal criminal tax cases.

Strengths "They are extremely competitive because they have tremendous experience," one impressed source comments, also singling out the firm's "ability to get incredible results."

Another appreciative client reports: "They've been extremely good and are very professional people. They are quick, smart and they have a very good understanding of the issues. The relationship paid off tremendously and we're extremely satisfied."

Notable practitioners  

Jane Raskin is an experienced attorney sought after for her counsel in internal corporate investigations, healthcare fraud disputes and securities enforcement cases. One source observes: "Jane's biggest attribute is her strategic ability to move the pieces of the case," and goes on to conclude: "Jane is just incredible."

Martin Raskin is recognized for his strengths in federal criminal tax and securities fraud cases. "Marty has incredible knowledge of the law. He has ability that I marvel at – he can calm a room full of angry people, which is such an art in our business," highlights one impressed peer.

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From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for White-collar crime litigation boutique, specializing in complex fraud disputes and government regulatory enforcement matters. Represents a range of clients from business executives to defrauded plaintiffs in a variety of areas, including securities and healthcare fraud. Also excels in high-profile foreign corruption investigations.

Work highlights Acted for WELLHealth in a government investigation concerning alleged violations of the False Claims Act.

Significant clients Choice Pharmacy, Jorge Resendiz.

Notable practitioners  

Jeffrey Sloman is highlighted for his strong counsel in healthcare and insurance fraud mandates. Sources describe him as "well respected and very talented" and particularly single out his skills in the courtroom.

Ryan Stumphauzer is well regarded for his work in white-collar criminal litigation, government regulatory enforcement and internal investigations. He is particularly noted for his work in the healthcare sector, with one source commenting: "Ryan is a terrific healthcare lawyer."

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From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Litigation boutique with a strong reputation for its work concerning white-collar crime and government investigations. Offers clients particular expertise in healthcare, securities fraud and False Claims Act cases. Acts for clients from a wide range of industries and sectors, including gaming, education and shipping.

Strengths "The Tampa office is amazing for white-collar crime matters," peers explain.

Notable practitioners  

Morris Weinberg is managing partner of the firm's Tampa office and centers his practice on a range of fraud cases pertaining to government contracts, healthcare, tax and securities. Sources "think very highly" of Weinberg and reserve particular praise for his "very dynamic and very smart" approach to cases.

Jack Fernandez is recognized for his expertise in white-collar litigation in the government contract and healthcare sectors. He is particularly skilled in federal healthcare fraud and False Claims Act cases.

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Senior Statesmen

Tache, Bronis, Christianson and Descalzo, P. A.

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Stephen Bronis is a well-respected figure in the market and recently co-founded Tache, Bronis, Christianson and Descalzo, P.A., having previously been a partner at Carlton Fields. Bronis has an impressive track record of white-collar litigation and is noted for his counsel in financial, healthcare and regulatory fraud cases.

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Senior Statesmen

Podhurst Orseck P.A.

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Robert Josefsberg retains a standout reputation in both white-collar and commercial litigation. "Bob is one of the living legends in the legal community and someone that I've looked up to as a mentor," explains one peer.

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Senior Statesmen

Neal R Sonnett PA

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Sole practitioner Neal Sonnett possesses a longstanding reputation in the white-collar crime space and comes recommended for his counsel to clients in environmental crime, mail fraud and money laundering cases.

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Star Individuals

Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A.

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Roy Black is “a fantastic criminal defense lawyer” and, according to one source, “the king of white-collar defense in Miami.” He has more than 40 years of experience in the field of criminal defense, both in Florida and across the USA.

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Carlton Fields

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"Great lawyer" Michael Pasano has an outstanding reputation in the market for his strengths in highly complex criminal disputes, including cases concerning fraud and money laundering. He has a wealth of experience handling litigation at both state and federal level and is also respected for his capabilities in appellate matters.

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Holland & Knight LLP

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John Hogan is highly experienced in white-collar crime and government and internal investigations work, and is particularly noted for his adept counsel in cases concerning healthcare fraud and FCPA issues.

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Jung & Sisco

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The "magnificent" William Jung of Jung & Sisco is highly acclaimed for his work in white-collar criminal defense cases. He is particularly highlighted for his adroit representation of clients in healthcare fraud litigation.

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Greenberg Traurig, PA

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Gregory Kehoe is a highly regarded figure in the white-collar crime and government investigations arena and “a legend in the legal field,” according to commentators. He has an excellent track record in high-profile cases concerning racketeering and fraud allegations. A peer comments: "He's one of the finest trial lawyers I know – a consummate professional."

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Lauro Law Firm

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John Lauro of Lauro Law Firm has more than three decades of experience as a trial lawyer and is sought after for his expertise in securities, healthcare and accounting fraud cases. Sources endorse him as "an incredibly capable defense attorney who really cares about justice."

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Law Offices of Robert Leventhal, P.A.

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Sole practitioner Robert Leventhal is an accomplished trial lawyer who is highly regarded for his strengths in white-collar criminal defense cases and is recognized by market commentators as a standout name in the space.

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Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum LLP

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Jeffrey Marcus impresses with his expertise in handling white-collar criminal defense and government enforcement actions, especially in the pharmaceutical and healthcare spaces. One interviewees raves: "Jeff Marcus is simply one of the brightest white-collar criminal lawyers around. His writing and strategic thinking separates him from his peers. He has a uniquely calm demeanor that has served his clients well in times of crisis."

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Markus/Moss

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David Markus is highly regarded by peers and clients alike for his representation of individuals in white-collar criminal litigation. One client comments: "David Markus is amazing, not only because of the strength and genius of his arguments and motions, but also because of his brilliant and astonishing performances during the hearings. Additionally, he radiates so much confidence, and that in itself soothes the usual anguish and anxiety that you endure during these types of situations. Last but not least, he is such a great human being."

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Kobre & Kim

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"Wonderful strategist" Matthew Menchel comes highly regarded for his expertise in white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations and regulatory enforcement mandates. One client enthuses: "What I like about Matt is his extensive government experience. That background and experience is critical. He just knows everybody and can really be a good guide for us. His judgment and ability to stay cool when there is a lot of pressure is a valuable thing; he has a steady hand."

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Moscowitz & Moscowitz, PA

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The "well respected" Jane Moscowitz is a well-known and highly experienced attorney highlighted for her adept counsel in state and federal criminal defense cases. Sources describe her as a "terrific legal mind who is very tenacious and can handle very difficult issues."

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Moscowitz & Moscowitz, PA

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Norman Moscowitz is regarded as "an extremely high-caliber lawyer" and noted for his effective representation of clients. He is particularly recognized for his expertise in environmental and financial criminal litigation and government program fraud cases.

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Raskin & Raskin PA

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Jane Raskin is an experienced attorney sought after for her counsel in internal corporate investigations, healthcare fraud disputes and securities enforcement cases. One source observes: "Jane's biggest attribute is her strategic ability to move the pieces of the case," and goes on to conclude: "Jane is just incredible."

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Raskin & Raskin PA

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Martin Raskin is recognized for his strengths in federal criminal tax and securities fraud cases. "Marty has incredible knowledge of the law. He has ability that I marvel at – he can calm a room full of angry people, which is such an art in our business," highlights one impressed peer.

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Greenberg Traurig, PA

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Mark Schnapp is a well-known and well-regarded figure with more than four decades of experience acting for both individuals and leading corporations in major white-collar crime investigations.

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Jones Walker LLP

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Edward Shohat of Jones Walker LLP has a robust state and federal white-collar crime practice. One peer enthuses: "He's a great lawyer – a very seasoned, senior member of the Bar. He's polished and very well known." Another confirms: "He gets good results and is very talented."

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Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A.

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A “top-flight lawyer” who is “really impressive,” Howard Srebnick is considered by fellow lawyers to be “great to work with.” Srebnick has enormous experience in cases concerning tax evasion, racketeering and money laundering and is also highly regarded for his appellate work.

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Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

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Morris Weinberg is managing partner of the firm's Tampa office and centers his practice on a range of fraud cases pertaining to government contracts, healthcare, tax and securities. Sources "think very highly" of Weinberg and reserve particular praise for his "very dynamic and very smart" approach to cases.

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Calli Law, LLC

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Paul Calli of Calli Law, LLC has developed a "very good reputation for himself as a skilled lawyer," sources report. He is particularly experienced in representing clients in FCPA cases, tax evasion disputes and internal investigations.

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Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe

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Fellow lawyers have “a very high opinion of” Henry Coxe, who is considered to be “a good guy to work through thorny issues with.” Coxe has a wealth of experience defending clients in federal and state criminal cases.

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Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

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Jack Fernandez is recognized for his expertise in white-collar litigation in the government contract and healthcare sectors. He is particularly skilled in federal healthcare fraud and False Claims Act cases.

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Gelber Schachter & Greenberg

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Dan Gelber of Gelber Schachter & Greenberg is regarded by market commentators as "a standout attorney in the white-collar crime space." Gelber is sought after for his adept counsel in public corruption, healthcare fraud, government fraud and environmental crime litigation.

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Law Offices of Benedict P Kuehne PA

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Benedict Kuehne of Law Offices of Benedict P Kuehne PA offers a wealth of experience in white-collar crime litigation. He also handles post-conviction representation, international extradition and election law cases.

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Holland & Knight LLP

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Latour Lafferty draws particular praise for his effective client handling skills. He is a strong choice of counsel for white-collar crime litigation and is noted for his expertise in False Claims Act disputes.

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Kobre & Kim

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Andrew Lourie maintains a strong reputation for white-collar criminal defense and regulatory investigations, with a particular focus on cross-border matters. In a recent work highlight, he played a key role in advising DRW on an enforcement action brought by the CFTC. "He is really personable and has a great rapport with judges and clients. He knows the rules of evidence backwards and forwards," one impressed source informs.

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Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "terrific" Jeffrey Neiman is regarded by one peer as "one of the foremost experts on tax issues in the white-collar context." Neiman is highlighted for his counsel on cases concerning securities fraud and in bid-rigging investigations, and also handles proceedings arising from the failure to file FBARs. 

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Podhurst Orseck P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

The "extremely strategic and thoughtful" Peter Prieto maintains a top-notch reputation in both commercial litigation and white-collar crime cases, and is particularly skilled in class actions. He attracts praise from sources for being "highly skilled, practical, timely and terrific in court."

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Jose M Quinon PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Sole practitioner Jose Quiñon is regularly called upon for his expert counsel in federal investigation mandates and is also noted for his prowess in cases pertaining to money laundering, healthcare fraud and tax evasion.

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Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Daniel Rashbaum centers his practice on regulatory enforcement, white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations. He advises on a broad range of issues including price-fixing, FCPA matters, money laundering and anti-bribery cases. "Dan is a very creative, relentless advocate who pursues things professionally and zealously. He's not afraid to get into the weeds and find creative solutions. He is practical and outstanding," declares one impressed interviewee.

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Broad and Cassel LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources say Jon Sale is “reassuring and always available,” and he is also singled out for his “strategic and organized” approach. Sale is particularly highly regarded for his expertise in criminal litigation and investigations.

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Hy Shapiro, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

"Very good lawyer" Hy Shapiro of Hy Shapiro, P.A. is a well-known and highly regarded figure in the market and comes recommended for his adept counsel in complex white-collar crime cases.

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Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Interviewees single out Bill Shepherd as "a quick study" and also praise his "very reasonable and calm demeanor" in disputes. He is regularly called upon for assured counsel in white-collar crime and investigations work. "He has a keen insight into local law enforcement and prosecutorial perspectives that is highly valuable," reports one impressed source.

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Scott A Srebnick, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Sole practitioner Scott Srebnick is highly regarded for his work in the white-collar crime space. He particularly excels in cases relating to racketeering, money laundering and public corruption cases.

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Top-flight litigator" Marty Steinberg is an excellent choice of counsel for high-profile litigation and is routinely called upon for his robust counsel in securities, antitrust, IP and product liability disputes. "He's a preeminent litigator - he's top-notch and has the ability to handle very complex cases," reports one impressed source.

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Bruce A Zimet PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Sole practitioner Bruce Zimet is an experienced attorney noted for his counsel in white-collar criminal defense cases. One impressed source describes him as "a veteran trial lawyer who gets good results." 

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William Aaron - Sole Practitioner

From the Chambers USA guide

Sole practitioner William Aaron maintains a fine reputation for his work in white-collar crime litigation and is highlighted for his strengths in cases relating to embezzlement and insider trading.

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Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Jacqueline Becerra is regarded as “a standout name” in the market and comes recommended for her work in complex criminal cases and internal investigations. She is particularly noted for her expert counsel in FCPA matters.

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The Law Office of Stephen James Binhak PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

"Very good, smart lawyer" Stephen Binhak of The Law Office of Stephen James Binhak PLLC has a wealth of experience handling internal investigations and regulatory enforcement mandates, and is also highly respected for his counsel in FCPA and mortgage fraud disputes.

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Kobre & Kim

From the Chambers USA guide

John Couriel is skilled in complex white-collar criminal defense and regulatory enforcement issues. He is particularly well versed in cross-border matters involving Latin America. Clients praise his "incredible attention to detail and nuance, coupled with an ability to see the whole field. He can identify a strategy, execute the strategy, and identify the right facts and arguments to make the strategy effective."

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White & Case LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

White-collar crime practice head Daniel Fridman attracts particular praise for his "excellent judgment and great writing skills." Fridman is particularly skilled in handling investigations into companies with business interests in Latin America and is also well versed in healthcare fraud mandates.

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George & Titus PA

From the Chambers USA guide

George & Titus PA's Peter George is highly regarded for his representation of clients in complex white-collar criminal cases. He handles a broad range of matters, including litigation pertaining to public corruption, securities fraud and tax evasion.

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Lewis Tein PL

From the Chambers USA guide

"Very experienced trial lawyer" Guy Lewis of Lewis Tein PL comes highly regarded for his work in public corruption and securities and healthcare fraud. Sources describe him as "smart, detail-oriented, thoughtful and tenacious," and particularly value his strategic approach to cases.

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Mandel & Mandel LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Mandel of Mandel & Mandel LLP is an established figure in the market, equally adept in both white-collar criminal defense and complex commercial disputes. He is particularly well versed in cases pertaining to money laundering, antitrust and securities issues.

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Colson Hicks Eidson

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very respected” Roberto Martinez is “loved by judges,” interviewees assert. Martinez is highly adept in both complex commercial and white-collar criminal cases and is a strong choice of counsel for product liability suits.

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

From the Chambers USA guide

Ryan O’Quinn of DLA Piper LLP (US) comes recommended for his expertise in white-collar crime cases and possesses a wealth of experience in corporate misconduct, securities fraud and breach of fiduciary duty disputes.

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The LS Law Firm

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very talented" Lilly Ann Sanchez of The LS Law Firm is "very energetic, well respected by the government and has a good demeanor with clients," according to sources. She is recognized for her strengths in healthcare and securities fraud, as well as money laundering and public corruption cases.

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Carlton Fields

From the Chambers USA guide

The “amazing” Adam Schwartz is recognized by one client as “very focused and responsive,” as well as “very proactive in organizing matters.” Schwartz possesses particular expertise in white-collar criminal defense, and maintains a fine reputation for his work in healthcare fraud and abuse cases and litigation concerning the False Claims Act.

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Stumphauzer & Sloman

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Sloman is highlighted for his strong counsel in healthcare and insurance fraud mandates. Sources describe him as "well respected and very talented" and particularly single out his skills in the courtroom.

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Stumphauzer & Sloman

From the Chambers USA guide

Ryan Stumphauzer is well regarded for his work in white-collar criminal litigation, government regulatory enforcement and internal investigations. He is particularly noted for his work in the healthcare sector, with one source commenting: "Ryan is a terrific healthcare lawyer."

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Lewis Tein PL

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Tein of Lewis Tein PL is an experienced trial lawyer, noted for his counsel in white-collar crime cases. He is also called upon for his strengths in high-stakes commercial litigation. Tein elicits much praise from the market, with sources describing him as "a fearless litigator" who "really cares for his clients."

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George & Titus PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Douglas Titus of George & Titus PA is an experienced litigator noted for his counsel in disputes concerning market manipulation and financial fraud, and he is also recognized for his strengths in environmental criminal cases. He is also regularly called upon for his expertise in alternative dispute resolution.

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Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

The "gifted and personable" David Weinstein is described as “very experienced and very insightful," and also singled out by sources for his excellent communication skills. Weinstein is a well-respected white-collar crime litigator and is particularly noted for his work in healthcare and environmental-related cases.

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Up and Coming

Kobre & Kim

From the Chambers USA guide

Adriana Riviere-Badell is a rising star in the market, noted for her capabilities in government enforcement defense and recognized for her assured counsel to clients in the financial services sector. "She is incredibly smart, really well organized and has great trial instincts," an interviewee reports. 

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