Greenberg Traurig, PA

Litigation Department

Florida
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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.

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."

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.