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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations — Florida


Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A. - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for A Miami shop with an outstanding reputation in the white-collar criminal defense space. Excels in trial work, with a hugely successful track record in a broad range of cases, including those involving allegations of fraud and money laundering. Its deep bench is augmented by the presence of four former appellate court judges.

Strengths Market observers agree that Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf offers "a really outstanding white-collar practice."

Notable practitioners

Roy Black is the firm's senior partner and one of Florida's most illustrious advocates in the white-collar criminal defense space. He continues to represent clients in connection with the most serious and high profile of charges, including those relating to securities fraud, healthcare fraud or money laundering. Interviewees agree that Black offers "a really outstanding legal practice," and note that "nobody works harder, no one puts more effort in."

Howard Srebnick continues to excel in cases involving the most serious white-collar criminal allegations, including those of money laundering, racketeering and public corruption. One hugely impressed commentator avers: "Howard Srebnick repeatedly impresses me and is one of the top defense attorneys in Miami and nationwide."

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Carlton Fields - Litigation Department

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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.

Notable practitioners

Michael Pasano is an experienced white-collar criminal defense attorney with a luminous reputation in the Florida market. He is an outstanding trial lawyer with experience of cases involving allegations of money laundering, healthcare fraud and securities fraud, among other matters. Market observers affirm that Pasano is a "terrific lawyer" and "a leader in the field."

Benjamine Reid is noted for the strength of his handling of complex commercial disputes before both state and federal court. He particularly excels in class action defense, including product liability and toxic tort cases. Interviewees label him "a very fine lawyer."

Adam Schwartz is highlighted for his expertise in the white-collar criminal defense arena, handling cases involving allegations of FCA violations, healthcare fraud and abuse, among other matters. Interviewees agree that Schwartz is a "terrific" practitioner and a "very competent lawyer."

Bruce Berman impresses in the complex commercial litigation space, handling matters such as securities litigation, lending disputes and aviation cases.

Joseph Ianno is a commercial litigator who is recommended for his representation of blue-chip corporate clients in connection with securities, antitrust and consumer fraud class actions, among other matters.

The "super smart" Thomas Meeks is a respected commercial litigator with expertise in matters such as contractual disputes, securities litigation and trade secrets lawsuits. Commentators label him "a fabulous trial lawyer."

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Greenberg Traurig, PA - Litigation Department

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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. Represents a wide array of clients, including those within the telecommunications, financial services and manufacturing sectors.

Strengths One client reports: "I have worked with Greenberg Traurig on some very complex litigation. They do a wonderful job, and they are all very smart and well prepared."

Another interviewee offers a similar assessment: "They did an excellent job. Their attention to detail was tremendous. They prepared our witnesses 100%. They were well prepared and had a good strategy."

Work highlights Acted for Steifel Laboratories and its former CEO in defense of a securities fraud lawsuit brought by the SEC.

Represented TracFone in connection with an internal investigation and voluntary disclosure to the DOJ and the FCC regarding fraud in the Lifeline program, an initiative to provide free telephone services to poverty-level people.

Notable practitioners

Barry Richard is a hugely experienced attorney with a national reputation for the excellence of his commercial and appellate litigation practice. He also has an unparalleled track record in the constitutional law space, having represented George W. Bush in the Florida litigation that determined the 2000 presidential election.

Hilarie Bass enjoys an outstanding reputation for a broad commercial litigation practice that encompasses high-stakes securities disputes, M&A litigation and class action defense. Interviewees describe her as a "very, very tough" advocate, and also report that she is "very intelligent and responsive." She currently serves as the co-president of Greenberg Traurig.

Gregory Kehoe is a leading light in the white-collar criminal defense space. He is a highly experienced trial attorney with experience in all aspects of the white-collar space, including corporate fraud cases and racketeering allegations. He is considered by observers to be "absolutely first-class" and a "terrific lawyer."

Mark Schnapp continues to excel in the white-collar arena, defending individuals in the highest stakes matters and acting for corporations in connection with complex internal and government investigations. Interviewees deem him an "excellent" practitioner.

Jacqueline Becerra achieves impressive levels of market approval for her handling of a broad array of complex white-collar criminal matters, including internal corporate investigations and FCPA matters. Sources label her a "fabulous" practitioner in this space, and report that she is "a go-to person doing amazing work."

David Coulson is a respected commercial litigator with experience of high-value fraud cases and product liability class actions, among other matters. Sources say that he is "pragmatic, practical and has a good business sense."

David Weinstein offers a broad civil and criminal litigation practice with particular strength in the white-collar space, most notably with respect to matters such as anti-money laundering investigations and tax offences. Interviewees report that he "has good judgment and is a pleasure to work with."

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Holland & Knight LLP - Litigation Department

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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 client notes that "the client service, wisdom and quality of advice, work and the billing practices are the best I have encountered."

Another interviewee states: "My experience is that their client service is excellent" and that they are "top tier - excellent value for money."

Work highlights Represented the estate of Subway founder Frederick DeLuca in a complex litigation against Delray Beach developer Anthony Pugliese.

Represented Health First Health Plans in defense of a whistle-blower claim brought by a physician alleging that it had defrauded the federal government of over $600 million by providing kickbacks to physicians who referred patients to its facilities.

Notable practitioners

John Hogan chairs the firm's national litigation practice, in addition to heading up its Florida white-collar practice. He is a hugely experienced trial attorney and a widely venerated figure in the Florida market.

Latour Lafferty is recognized for his abilities in the white-collar space, handling criminal defense litigation, internal investigations and FCA litigation, among other matters. Market observers are particularly complimentary of his work in the healthcare fraud space.

Tracy Nichols is recognized for her strength in the securities litigation arena, handling the full range of matters including securities class actions and shareholder derivative suits. She heads up the firm's securities litigation group and serves as cochair of its class action team.

Bill Shepherd is a respected white-collar litigator who is based in the firm's West Palm Beach office. His areas of expertise include government and internal investigations, as well as the representation of individuals in complex fraud cases. One hugely impressed client attests: "Bill is among the very best lawyers with whom I have ever worked and I would strongly recommend him for any matter, even the most complex and challenging from legal, practical and public perspectives."

Sanford Bohrer is a noted media law and First Amendment litigator. Sources say that he is "incredibly knowledgeable and responsive" and note that "his success rate is extremely high in getting matters resolved in a positive way."

Joseph Varner represents clients in both state and federal courts and is proficient in handling a range of commercial disputes including medical malpractice cases and shareholder disputes. Sources state he is an "outstanding lawyer" and "very well respected." Varner heads the firm's Tampa litigation team.

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Kobre & Kim - Litigation Department

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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 both internal and governmental investigations, including those with a cross-border component.

Strengths One client notes the team is "organized, reliable, has a strong command of the issues, communicates clearly and offers excellent client service."

Sources say: "They provide excellent client service. They are well organized and able to handle complex issues."

Work highlights Represented the former CFO of Swisher Hygiene in connection with a raft of DOJ charges, including conspiracy, securities fraud, bank fraud and obstruction of justice.

Acted for General Motors Monitorship Advice as part of the independent monitoring team appointed in the aftermath of the controversy surrounding defective ignition switches in certain General Motors vehicles.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Menchel is an outstanding white-collar defense attorney with experience of a range of high-stakes cases, including tax fraud matters and internal financial investigations. He impresses both peers and clients alike, who state he is a "very good trial lawyer," "a fabulous attorney" and "one of the best cross-examiners I have ever seen."

Andrew Lourie is a highly rated trial lawyer who centers his practice on government enforcement defense, investigations and monitorships, acting on cases involving a range of complex matters, including allegations of bid-rigging, FCPA violations and commodities futures manipulation. Interviewees attest that he is "very calm, collected and deals with clients very well."

John Couriel continues to impress in the white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement space, consolidating his reputation in connection with the representation of corporations and executives. Sources say that he is a "very stand up guy with a wealth of knowledge," and describe him as "unflappable and excellent - an experienced, strategic and effective litigator and advocate."

Adriana Riviere-Badell has a burgeoning reputation in the Florida white-collar Bar. She is accomplished in handling internal investigations and regulatory actions, and is also noted for her work on cases with a Latin American component. Sources say that she is "a terrific writer, a terrific thinker" and offers "excellent client service and exceptional value."

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Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum LLP - Litigation Department

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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. Particular strength in the Southern part of the state, with offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

Strengths Market sources name Marcus Neiman & Rashburn "an excellent and talented team."

Another interviewee attests: "They're outstanding - top lawyers who are extremely hard-working and passionate."

Work highlights Represented Matthew Pisoni in defense of a thirteen charge indictment for mail fraud and money laundering relating to an alleged 'sweepstate fraud'.

Represented Juan Pablo Granda in connection with charges relating to his alleged involvement in a $3.6 billion illegal gold smuggling scheme.

Notable practitioners

Jeffrey Marcus is recommended for his strength in the white-collar criminal defense, qui tam litigation and internal investigation space. He is accomplished in cross-border cases, handling matters such as immigration conspiracies and tax fraud. Sources note that he is "very smart and analytical, a superb writer and brings high intellect to cases."

Daniel Rashbaum offers a highly rated white-collar criminal defense practice with additional expertise in matters such as regulatory enforcement defense, internal investigations and appellate litigation. Sources say that he is "a very effective lawyer and a passionate advocate."

Jeffrey Neiman handles a range of high-stakes white-collar cases, as well as tax controversies and regulatory enforcement actions. He is noted as an "extremely intelligent and skilled advocate" who is "incredibly smart and very down-to-earth."

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Markus/Moss - Litigation Department

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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.

Notable practitioners

David Markus is renowned litigator in the white-collar criminal defense space, with recognized expertise at both trial and appellate level. Market sources aver that "his trial record is outstanding," and report that he is "a very, very strong lawyer."

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Moscowitz & Moscowitz, PA - Litigation Department

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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.

Notable practitioners

Jane Moscowitz is a highly accomplished white-collar criminal defense attorney with a strong track record in criminal trials before both federal and state court.

Norman Moscowitz is a skilled litigator who is noted for his representation of clients in high-stakes white-collar criminal matters and internal investigations.

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Podhurst Orseck P.A. - Litigation Department

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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.

Notable practitioners

Robert Josefsberg is a doyen of the Florida litigation Bar and a widely venerated figure in both commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense circles. He continues to offer clients the benefit of his immense experience in the space.

Aaron Podhurst is a highly experienced plaintiff-side commercial litigator who is particularly skilled in handling class action disputes. He is described by one admiring commentator as "one of the best lawyers in the world."

Peter Prieto is skilled in both the general commercial litigation and white-collar spheres with impressive experience in representing plaintiffs. Market sources name him "a very fine lawyer."

Steven Marks is an accomplished attorney whose broad plaintiff-side litigation practice covers areas such as product liability cases, aviation litigation and medical malpractice, as well as general commercial disputes.

Ricardo Martinez-Cid is skilled in handling mass torts in the general commercial space, as well as personal injury matters and airline work. He holds an impressive renown among peers, who state he is an "exceptional," "first-rate" and "very effective" attorney.

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Raskin & Raskin PA - Litigation Department

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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.

Notable practitioners

Jane Raskin is an accomplished litigator experienced in white-collar matters including FCPA issues, healthcare fraud and other federal investigation procedures.

Martin Raskin is recognized for his work in the white-collar criminal defense arena, handling matters relating to healthcare fraud and the sale of securities, among other matters.

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Stumphauzer & Sloman - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Clients hail from the retail, healthcare, financial and technological sectors, among others.

Strengths One source notes: "I have been continually impressed with their lawyers' abilities to handle complex matters with grace, success and humor."

Work highlights Represented Dr Gary Marder and his practice, the Allergy, Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, in defense of allegations that he had been involved in a kickback scheme that had defrauded the federal government out of $18 million in Medicare payments.

Represented former Walmart de Mexico employee Jorge Resendiz in connection with a cross-border investigation into the alleged bribery of Mexican government officials by Walmart executives.

Notable practitioners

Jeffrey Sloman is a white-collar criminal defense attorney who is experienced in handling matters such as securities fraud cases, money laundering matters and governmental investigations. One interviewee reports that he is "extremely knowledgeable on the law" and has "excellent instincts and judgment."

Ryan Stumphauzer is noted for his defense of clients in connection with serious white-collar criminal charges and regulatory enforcement actions. Sources say: "He is phenomenal. He represents his clients very well. He understands their issues, their concerns, and the relative merits of their cases, and his results speak for themselves."

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Zuckerman Spaeder LLP - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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 One appreciative client reports: "They had a deep understanding of the facts of the litigation and a really effective strategy."

Notable practitioners

Morris Weinberg heads up the firm's Tampa office and is noted for his handling of matters such as healthcare fraud and government contract fraud cases. Sources note he offers "great client communication and strategic thinking" and "knows how to deal with people - he can be tough or compassionate as needed."

Jack Fernandez is an experienced white-collar criminal litigator with particular strength in FCA matters. He is also noted for his strength in the healthcare fraud space, including cases involving alleged violations of antikickback statutes.

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Zuckerman Spaeder handles a broad array of complex commercial disputes, nationally and internationally, including “bet-the-company” lawsuits, private securities and shareholder derivative actions, insurance coverage litigation, professional malpractice claims, antitrust litigation, and class actions, among others.

Zuckerman Spaeder’s lawyers are courtroom lawyers who try civil cases in federal and state courts and in arbitrations. But litigation is a means, not an end, to achieve a clients’ business objectives. Zuckerman Spaeder focuses on developing strategies and tactics that reflect what the client hopes to achieve.

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Senior Statesperson

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

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Bronis of Tache, Bronis, Christianson and Descalzo, P. A. is a highly renowned white-collar litigator with a fine reputation among his peers in the Florida marketplace.

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Senior Statesperson

Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Hogan chairs the firm's national litigation practice, in addition to heading up its Florida white-collar practice. He is a hugely experienced trial attorney and a widely venerated figure in the Florida market.

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Senior Statesperson

Robert C Josefsberg

Podhurst Orseck P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Josefsberg is a doyen of the Florida litigation Bar and a widely venerated figure in both commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense circles. He continues to offer clients the benefit of his immense experience in the space.

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Senior Statesperson

Neal R Sonnett PA

From the Chambers USA guide

The "sensational" Neal Sonnett is a sole practitioner who is highly experienced in the white-collar space. Peers consider him to be "a classic, seasoned, excellent lawyer."

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Eminent Practitioner

Gelber Schachter & Greenberg

From the Chambers USA guide

Dan Gelber of Gelber Schachter & Greenberg is recommended for his handling of an array of white-collar criminal matters, including charges of healthcare fraud and environmental crime.

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Eminent Practitioner

Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jon Sale cochairs the firm's white-collar defense and compliance department and is noted for his handling of criminal cases relating to charges of money laundering, FCPA violations and tax fraud, among other matters. Interviewees agree that Sale is "a very, very prominent lawyer" in the Florida market.

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Star Individuals

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

From the Chambers USA guide

Roy Black is the firm's senior partner and one of Florida's most illustrious advocates in the white-collar criminal defense space. He continues to represent clients in connection with the most serious and high profile of charges, including those relating to securities fraud, healthcare fraud or money laundering. Interviewees agree that Black offers "a really outstanding legal practice," and note that "nobody works harder, no one puts more effort in."

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Star Individuals

Carlton Fields

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Pasano is an experienced white-collar criminal defense attorney with a luminous reputation in the Florida market. He is an outstanding trial lawyer with experience of cases involving allegations of money laundering, healthcare fraud and securities fraud, among other matters. Market observers affirm that Pasano is a "terrific lawyer" and "a leader in the field."

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Jung & Sisco

From the Chambers USA guide

William Jung of Jung & Sisco offers a broad white-collar defense practice with expertise in matters such as healthcare fraud and environmental crime. He is decribed by one interviewee as a "fantastic" and "really first-rate" advocate.

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Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Gregory Kehoe is a leading light in the white-collar criminal defense space. He is a highly experienced trial attorney with experience in all aspects of the white-collar space, including corporate fraud cases and racketeering allegations. He is considered by observers to be "absolutely first-class" and a "terrific lawyer."

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Lauro Law Firm

From the Chambers USA guide

John Lauro of Lauro Law Firm is a white-collar litigator with expertise in criminal securities fraud and accounting fraud cases, among other matters. Widely respected by peers, he is described by interviewees as "outstanding," and an "excellent trial lawyer."

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Robert A Leventhal

Law Offices of Robert Leventhal, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

The Orlando-based Robert Leventhal is a sole practitioner with a thriving white-collar defense practice. Interviewees label him "an excellent lawyer."

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Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Marcus is recommended for his strength in the white-collar criminal defense, qui tam litigation and internal investigation space. He is accomplished in cross-border cases, handling matters such as immigration conspiracies and tax fraud. Sources note that he is "very smart and analytical, a superb writer and brings high intellect to cases."

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Markus/Moss

From the Chambers USA guide

David Markus is renowned litigator in the white-collar criminal defense space, with recognized expertise at both trial and appellate level. Market sources aver that "his trial record is outstanding," and report that he is "a very, very strong lawyer."

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Matthew I. Menchel

Kobre & Kim

From the Chambers USA guide

Matthew Menchel is an outstanding white-collar defense attorney with experience of a range of high-stakes cases, including tax fraud matters and internal financial investigations. He impresses both peers and clients alike, who state he is a "very good trial lawyer,""a fabulous attorney" and "one of the best cross-examiners I have ever seen."

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Moscowitz & Moscowitz, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Jane Moscowitz is a highly accomplished white-collar criminal defense attorney with a strong track record in criminal trials before both federal and state court.

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Norman A Moscowitz

Moscowitz & Moscowitz, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Norman Moscowitz is a skilled litigator who is noted for his representation of clients in high-stakes white-collar criminal matters and internal investigations.

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Daniel L Rashbaum

Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Daniel Rashbaum offers a highly rated white-collar criminal defense practice with additional expertise in matters such as regulatory enforcement defense, internal investigations and appellate litigation. Sources say that he is "a very effective lawyer and a passionate advocate."

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Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Schnapp continues to excel in the white-collar arena, defending individuals in the highest stakes matters and acting for corporations in connection with complex internal and government investigations. Interviewees deem him an "excellent" practitioner.

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Jones Walker LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Edward Shohat of Jones Walker LLP is a hugely respected white-collar criminal defense attorney. He offers an outstanding track record in cases involving allegations of fraud and corruption, among other matters. Sources comment that he has a "tremendous breadth of knowledge and stamina" and is "often seen as a 'go-to' lawyer for cases with significant impact."

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Howard M Srebnick

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

From the Chambers USA guide

Howard Srebnick continues to excel in cases involving the most serious white-collar criminal allegations, including those of money laundering, racketeering and public corruption. One hugely impressed commentator avers: "Howard Srebnick repeatedly impresses me and is one of the top defense attorneys in Miami and nationwide."

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Morris 'Sandy' Weinberg Jr

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Morris Weinberg heads up the firm's Tampa office and is noted for his handling of matters such as healthcare fraud and government contract fraud cases. Sources note he offers "great client communication and strategic thinking" and "knows how to deal with people - he can be tough or compassionate as needed."

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Jacqueline Becerra

Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Jacqueline Becerra achieves impressive levels of market approval for her handling of a broad array of complex white-collar criminal matters, including internal corporate investigations and FCPA matters. Sources label her a "fabulous" practitioner in this space, and report that she is "a go-to person doing amazing work."

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Calli Law, LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Calli of Calli Law, LLC continues to impress in the white-collar criminal defense space, representing clients in connection with allegations of FCPA violations, public corruption and criminal antitrust violations, among other matters. One impressed source names him "one of the preeminent criminal lawyers in South Florida - I would recommend him unreservedly."

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Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe

From the Chambers USA guide

Henry Coxe is respected by peers for his excellence in the white-collar criminal defense space. Sources say that he is a "go-to in Jacksonville."

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White & Case LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Daniel Fridman heads the firm's white-collar department and is highly proficient in cases involving allegations of healthcare fraud, financial crime and official corruption, among other matters. One client reports: "He is highly organized, with an excellent command of the field and good judgment on how to handle matters - I had complete peace of mind."

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Band 2

Benedict P Kuehne

Law Offices of Benedict P Kuehne PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Sole practitioner Benedict Kuehne continues to impress in the white-collar arena, handling cases involving allegations of money laundering, criminal antitrust violations and mail fraud, among other matters. Sources consider him to be "a really strong lawyer."

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Band 2

Latour L.T. Lafferty

Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Latour Lafferty is recognized for his abilities in the white-collar space, handling criminal defense litigation, internal investigations and FCA litigation, among other matters. Market observers are particularly complimentary of his work in the healthcare fraud space.

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Band 2

Kobre & Kim

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrew Lourie is a highly rated trial lawyer who centers his practice on government enforcement defense, investigations and monitorships, acting on cases involving a range of complex matters, including allegations of bid-rigging, FCPA violations and commodities futures manipulation. Interviewees attest that he is "very calm, collected and deals with clients very well."

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Band 2

Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Neiman handles a range of high-stakes white-collar cases, as well as tax controversies and regulatory enforcement actions. He is noted as an "extremely intelligent and skilled advocate" who is "incredibly smart and very down-to-earth."

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Band 2

Jose M Quinon PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Sole practitioner Jose Quiñon is noted as an "excellent trial lawyer in the field of criminal law." He is experienced in cases concerning healthcare fraud and tax fraud, among other matters.

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Band 2

Raskin & Raskin PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Jane Raskin is an accomplished litigator experienced in white-collar matters including FCPA issues, healthcare fraud and other federal investigation procedures.

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Band 2

Raskin & Raskin PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Martin Raskin is recognized for his work in the white-collar criminal defense arena, handling matters relating to healthcare fraud and the sale of securities, among other matters.

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Band 2

Hy Shapiro, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Hy Shapiro is a sole practitioner skilled in handling a wide array of white-collar criminal defense matters. Shapiro enjoys a fine reputation in the South Florida marketplace.

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Band 2

Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Bill Shepherd is a respected white-collar litigator who is based in the firm's West Palm Beach office. His areas of expertise include government and internal investigations, as well as the representation of individuals in complex fraud cases. One hugely impressed client attests: "Bill is among the very best lawyers with whom I have ever worked and I would strongly recommend him for any matter, even the most complex and challenging from legal, practical and public perspectives."

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Band 2

Scott A Srebnick, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Sole practitioner Scott Srebnick is considered by interviewees to be "an excellent lawyer." He is well versed in a broad range of white-collar criminal litigation, including public corruption disputes.

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Band 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Marty Steinberg is a hugely respected trial lawyer who is recommended for his handling of complex commercial disputes and white-collar litigation. Sources say: "He is one of the finest attorneys I have ever worked with. He provides invaluable strategic guidance in handling legal matters." Another impressed interviewee names him "the best - the number one lawyer in Miami."

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Band 2

Bruce A Zimet PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Sole practitioner Bruce Zimet is a respected white-collar criminal litigator with expertise in matters such as healthcare fraud and tax fraud. Commentators agree that he is a "highly regarded" practitioner.

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Band 3

The Law Office of Stephen James Binhak PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Sole practitioner Stephen Binhak is recognized for his handling of white-collar criminal defense matters and internal investigations. Sources say that he "has excellent judgment and an excellent sense of how to present issues to resolve them in his clients' favor."

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Band 3

Kobre & Kim

From the Chambers USA guide

John Couriel continues to impress in the white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement space, consolidating his reputation in connection with the representation of corporations and executives. Sources say that he is a "very stand up guy with a wealth of knowledge," and describe him as "unflappable and excellent - an experienced, strategic and effective litigator and advocate."

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Band 3

Jack E. Fernandez

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jack Fernandez is an experienced white-collar criminal litigator with particular strength in FCA matters. He is also noted for his strength in the healthcare fraud space, including cases involving alleged violations of antikickback statutes.

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Band 3

Lewis Tein PL

From the Chambers USA guide

Guy Lewis of Lewis Tein PL is a white-collar litigator with expertise in matters such as securities fraud and healthcare fraud. Interviewees agree that Lewis is "a very good lawyer."

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Band 3

Mandel & Mandel LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Mandel of Mandel & Mandel LLP is experienced in both commercial and white-collar litigation. Sources aver that he is "an excellent lawyer."

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Band 3

Colson Hicks Eidson

From the Chambers USA guide

Roberto Martinez offers a broad litigation practice covering areas such as business litigation, product liability disputes and white-collar criminal defense. Market commentators agree that "from a talent point of view, he's right at the top."

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Band 3

DLA Piper LLP (US)

From the Chambers USA guide

The "terrific" Ryan O’Quinn of DLA Piper LLP (US) is an experienced white-collar lawyer, skilled in managing matters concerning economic crime. Sources report that he is "great at building relationships and getting things accomplished on time."

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Band 3

Podhurst Orseck P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Prieto is skilled in both the general commercial litigation and white-collar spheres with impressive experience in representing plaintiffs. Market sources name him "a very fine lawyer."

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Band 3

Lilly Ann Sanchez

The LS Law Firm

From the Chambers USA guide

Lilly Ann Sanchez of The LS Law Firm is a white-collar defense attorney who is noted for her excellence in matters such as securities fraud and tax fraud cases.

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Band 3

Carlton Fields

From the Chambers USA guide

Adam Schwartz is highlighted for his expertise in the white-collar criminal defense arena, handling cases involving allegations of FCA violations, healthcare fraud and abuse, among other matters. Interviewees agree that Schwartz is a "terrific" practitioner and a "very competent lawyer."

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Band 3

Stumphauzer & Sloman

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Sloman is a white-collar criminal defense attorney who is experienced in handling matters such as securities fraud cases, money laundering matters and governmental investigations. One interviewee reports that he is "extremely knowledgeable on the law" and has "excellent instincts and judgment."

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Band 3

Stumphauzer & Sloman

From the Chambers USA guide

Ryan Stumphauzer is noted for his defense of clients in connection with serious white-collar criminal charges and regulatory enforcement actions. Sources say: "He is phenomenal. He represents his clients very well. He understands their issues, their concerns, and the relative merits of their cases, and his results speak for themselves."

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Band 3

Lewis Tein PL

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Tein of Lewis Tein PL is noted for his abilities in both federal and state white-collar criminal litigation matters. Sources name him a "terrific lawyer." Tein also handles a range of commercial disputes.

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Band 3

David B Weinstein

Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

David Weinstein offers a broad civil and criminal litigation practice with particular strength in the white-collar space, most notably with respect to matters such as anti-money laundering investigations and tax offences. Interviewees report that he "has good judgment and is a pleasure to work with."

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Up and Coming

Adriana Riviere-Badell

Kobre & Kim

From the Chambers USA guide

Adriana Riviere-Badell has a burgeoning reputation in the Florida white-collar Bar. She is accomplished in handling internal investigations and regulatory actions, and is also noted for her work on cases with a Latin American component. Sources say that she is "a terrific writer, a terrific thinker" and offers "excellent client service and exceptional value."

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