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

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."

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."

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.

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."

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."