Legal Roundup

HOLLAND & KNIGHT: Insurance Investigations and Litigation Team Joins Holland & Knight

By Holland & Knight | Feb 19, 2019

A group of 12 attorneys who investigate and litigate fraud schemes and unfair and deceptive practices on behalf of insurance companies and other financial services companies has joined Holland & Knight.

GREENBERG TRAURIG: 3 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Receive Austin Black Business Journal’s 2019 Top 10 Super Lawyer Awards

By Greenberg Traurig LLP | Feb 19, 2019

Shareholders Karen Kennard, Demetrius McDaniel, and Dale Wainwright of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP have been named recipients of the Austin Black Business’ 2019 Top 10 Central Texas Super Lawyer Awards.

BAKER MCKENZIE LLP: Former US Senate Tax Policy Advisor joins Baker McKenzie

By Baker & McKenzie LLP | Feb 19, 2019

.Christopher Hanna has joined Baker McKenzie’s Tax Practice as a Counsel in Dallas, bringing 30 years of experience in handling tax policy and planning, having served most recently as a senior policy advisor for the US Senate Committee on Finance.

GREENBERG TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Welcomes Austin Appellate Lawyer Heidi Bloch

By Greenberg Traurig LLP | Feb 19, 2019

Elizabeth “Heidi” G. Bloch, a prominent Texas appellate lawyer, has joined the Austin office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder.

JACKSON LEWIS: Jackson Lewis Strengthens Litigation Team in Orlando with Addition of Peter M. Wendzel

By Jackson Lewis LLP | Feb 19, 2019

Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Peter M. Wendzel has joined the firm’s Orlando office as a Principal.

NELSON MULLINS: Anne Corcoran Joins Nelson Mullins in Tallahassee

By Nelson Mullins | Feb 19, 2019

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP announced today that Anne Corcoran has joined the firm in Tallahassee as of counsel.

HOLLAND & KNIGHT: Chambers Global Recognizes Holland & Knight International Practices and Lawyers

By Holland & Knight | Feb 19, 2019

Holland & Knight has been named as one of the world's leading law firms by Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business.

BRYAN CAVE: Martinez-Fraga Awarded Exclusive Winner of the Client Choice Awards 2019

By Bryan Cave LLP | Feb 18, 2019

Miami Partner Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga was the exclusive winner of the 2019 Lexology Client Choice International Arbitration & ADR Award for Florida. Established in 2005, Client Choice recognizes those law firm partners around the world who stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service.

SHAMIS & GENTILE PA: Given 3M Combat Arms Earplugs? 3M has agreed to pay $9.1 million for knowingly selling defective earplugs.

By Shamis & Gentile, PA | Feb 18, 2019

Whistleblower allegations were revealed stating that 3M, a defense contractor, sold defective Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2) to the military from 2003 to 2015.

VERNIS & BOWLING: Vernis & Bowling Sponsoring Broward County Hispanic Bar Association Gala

By Vernis & Bowling | Feb 18, 2019

Vernis & Bowling is proud to be a Head Sponsor of the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association Gala.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF FLORIDA: Winter Park Man Charged With Over $8 Million In Fraud

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida | Feb 18, 2019

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Bryan L. Brewer (43, Winter Park) with six counts of wire fraud, four counts of bank fraud, and four counts of money laundering.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF FLORIDA: Florida Compounding Pharmacy And Its Owners To Pay At Least $775,000 To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida | Feb 18, 2019

The Department of Justice announced today that Vital Life Institute LLC (formerly known as AgeVital Pharmacy LLC), located in Sarasota, Florida, and owners Jenny and William Wilkins have agreed to pay at least $775,000 to resolve claims that they violated the False Claims Act by engaging in an illegal kickback scheme to induce the referral of compounded drug prescriptions for TRICARE and Medicare beneficiaries.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: Hope Thai Cannon Appointed U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge

By Bradley Arant Boult Cummings | Feb 14, 2019

Bradley is pleased to announce that Hope Thai Cannon, a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, has been appointed as a full-time magistrate judge in the Pensacola Division of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF: Elliott Greenleaf Awarded Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year by the M&A Advisor

By Elliott Greenleaf | Feb 14, 2019

Elliott Greenleaf, P.C. has been awarded the Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of The Year (Under $500mm) by the M&A Advisor for the sale of Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. Rafael Zahralddin and Eric Sutty, who served on behalf of the firm in this engagement.

HOLLAND & KNIGHT: Four Holland & Knight Lawyers Named to Latinvex Top 100 Lawyers List

By Holland & Knight | Feb 12, 2019

Holland & Knight Partners Peter Baumgaertner, Stephen Double, Luis Rubio and Guillermo Uribe have been selected by Latinvex for its 2019 ranking of the top 100 lawyers handling legal business in Latin America.

HOLLAND & KNIGHT: George Howell III Receives The Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award for 2019

By Holland & Knight | Feb 12, 2019

Holland & Knight attorney George Howell III received The Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award for 2019 during a ceremony at the Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee on February 7.

CLAUSEN MILLER: Clausen Miller P.C. Expands Its Reach in Florida by Welcoming South Florida Partner Daniel Tamaroff

By Clausen & Miller | Feb 11, 2019

Clausen Miller is proud to announce that Daniel Tamaroff has joined the Firm’s Florida office as a Partner.

NELSON MULLINS: Miami Partner Daniel Newman to Serve as FSDA Treasurer

By Nelson Mullins | Feb 11, 2019

Daniel Newman, a partner in Nelson Mullins' Miami office, has been chosen as treasurer for the 2019 Florida Securities Dealers Association Board of Governors.

COZEN O'CONNOR: Intellectual Property Department Recognized by World Trademark Review

By Cozen & O'Connor | Feb 11, 2019

Cozen O’Connor’s Intellectual Property Department was recently ranked by World Trademark Review 1000.

PECKAR & ABRAMSON: Construction Attorney Neal I. Sklar Named as a Director of the Latin Builders Association

By Peckar and Abramson, A Professional Corporation | Feb 11, 2019

Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Neal I. Sklar, Partner in the firm’s Miami offce and a Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Law specialist, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Latin Builders Association.

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