MIAMI — The Daily Business Review honored Rivero Mestre as a Litigation Department of the Year and Amanda McGovern as a Lawyer of the Year finalist.

Both the firm and Amanda were recognized for the representation of Dr. Craig Wright, also known as Satoshi Nakamoto (the inventor of Bitcoin), in a $600 billion trial that the media called “the trial of the century” and the “biggest trial in history.” The lawsuit alleged David Kleiman had a partnership with Dr. Wright to invent and mine Bitcoin, thereby generating an alleged 50% stake in the cryptocurrency technology.

After a month-long trial and seven days of jury deliberation, in a case that was widely thought to be unwinnable, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Dr. Wright. The jury found that Dr. Wright was not Kleiman’s business partner and that Kleiman’s estate was entitled to none of the multibillion-dollar Satoshi Nakamoto fortune.

During the trial, the team presented compelling evidence that Dr. Wright is the sole inventor of Bitcoin and is in fact Satoshi Nakamoto. The victory was covered in more than 400 articles by publications across the world including, the BBC, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, the Miami Herald, and the Associated Press.

Amanda led the team representing Dr. Wright for four years of intense litigation and aggressive trial preparation. Acting as co-lead in the trial, Amanda gave the opening statement and interviewed key witnesses throughout the trial.

The firm and Amanda will be honored at the DBR’s Florida Legal Awards event on May 19.

Click here to view the full list of honorees.

About Rivero Mestre LLP

Rivero Mestre, from its offices in Miami and New York, represents clients from investigation to verdict and appeal in complex business disputes in U.S. federal courts, state courts, and domestic and international arbitration proceedings. The firm’s practice focuses primarily on representing clients in a broad range of complex commercial disputes including financial institution matters, antitrust matters, intellectual property disputes, and litigation and arbitration relating to Latin American trade and investment. For more information, visit