In this episode of The Litigation Room, Andres Rivero hosts Luis Salazar of Salazar Law to discuss the topic Chapter 15 Bankruptcy: A Cross-Border Perspective. Andres and Luis discuss practical issues when dealing with cross-border Chapter 15 Bankruptcy, insolvency, and the U.S. bankruptcy courts’ jurisdiction. They also share their experiences with Florida Bankruptcy courts and how COVID-19 has affected Chapter 15 bankruptcy filings.
In this episode of The Litigation Room, Amanda McGovern hosts Corali Lopez-Castro of Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton Law Firm, Judge Lisa Walsh, and Judge Nushin G. Sayfie of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Miami-Dade County to discuss part two of the topic: Women, Lawyers & Mothers.
In this episode of The Litigation Room, Amanda McGovern hosts Corali Castro-Lopez of Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, Judge Lisa Walsh, and Judge Nushin Sayfie of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Miami-Dade County to discuss the topic: Women, Lawyers & Mothers in a two-part episode series. The discussion touches on what lessons they have learned throughout their legal careers and what they are doing to teach the next generation of women.
In this episode of the litigation room, Zalman Kass and Julio Paez discuss the topic: Don’t rely on CAMELS because you may end up getting sued. The discussion addresses risks for bank directors and officers, recent economic developments, the FDIC’s role as a bank regulator, and lessons learned from past bank failures.
In this episode of The Litigation Room, Andres Rivero, Jorge Mestre, and Amanda McGovern discuss the reasons D&I has changed the game in representing clients in high-stakes commercial litigation and cross-border arbitration. The discussion touches on personal anecdotes about how D&I has affected their own experience.
The pandemic has impacted nearly every industry throughout the globe. The legal industry is no exception. Law firms have temporarily closed their doors. Lawyers have been working from home for months. State bar exams have been postponed. In this episode of The Litigation Room, Whitney Lohr and Monifa Hall discuss how the pandemic is affecting young attorneys and offer insight into how they are maintaining their mental health and staying focused on their careers.
In this episode of The Litigation Room, Andres Rivero and Bryan Paschal discuss the question: Does your general liability insurance policy cover you against COVID related claims after you reopen your business? The discussion touches on a variety of topics ranging from body temperature screening, whether contract exclusions bar Covid-19 claims, policy endorsements, and other considerations about business interruption insurance.
On August 10, 2020, Florida’s Fourth Circuit held the nation’s first fully remote civil jury trial to reach a binding verdict. The voir dire was conducted remotely over a two-day period, with Judge Bruce Anderson telling potential jurors that they were making history with their remote appearances. It was a damages-only, one-day trial, since default judgment had been entered against the sole defendant. The jury awarded the plaintiff more than $354,000, which exceeded the amount sought. There were occasional hiccups – for example, one juror briefly lost connection during the presentation of evidence. But glitches were resolved, and the trial generally moved according to schedule. In this episode of The Litigation Room, Amanda McGovern and Angela Nieves discuss the question: Can a trial court judge order a virtual civil jury trial?
Jun 14, 2022
NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: June 2022 MICHAEL FERNANDEZ OF RIVERO MESTRE TO SPEAK AT THE ANNUAL ITA WORKSHOP ON JUNE 15-16, 2022 IN AUSTIN, TEXAS Michael Fernandez of Rivero Mestre, and Young ITA North America Vice Chair, will be a featured speaker at the Institute of Transnational Arbitration (ITA) Annual Workshop – The Hearing. The […]
Jun 6, 2022
Three Partners Receive Top Rankings MIAMI — Rivero Mestre announced today that the firm has been recognized by Chambers & Partners in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA as a Band-1 firm in the category Litigation: General Commercial: The Elite in Florida. Chambers also recognized partners Andrés Rivero, Jorge A. Mestre, and Amanda McGovern for […]
May 20, 2022
MIAMI — In a run of remarkable accomplishments including the 2020 Chambers and Partners Diversity & Inclusion Award, 2021 Benchmark Florida Litigation Firm of the Year, and the trial win in Kleiman v Wright—Rivero Mestre is proud that Amanda McGovern was recognized by the Daily Business Review as Lawyer of the Year and that the […]
May 17, 2022
NEW YORK — Michael A. Fernandez will speak in Spanish on the Court of Arbitration of Madrid’s panel, “Cuestiones De Actualidad En El Arbitraje: Tecnología Blockchain Y Criptomonedas” at Sede de la CAM (Calle Príncipe, 28 28012, Madrid) on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. CET. The Court of Arbitration of Madrid has administered […]
May 12, 2022
MIAM — Amanda McGovern will speak at Miami-Dade FAWL’s Seventh Annual Leadership Summit at the Rusty Pelican (3201 Rickenbacker Causeway) on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. EST. The program will feature a variety of panel discussions including a chat with in-house and corporate counsel, ways on how to lead a private practice, and […]
May 5, 2022
Andres Rivero spoke with Transcript, Berkeley Law’s alumni magazine, about what led him to open Rivero Mestre and why he loves having his own firm. The excerpt about Andres is posted below. Transcript At firms big and small, Berkeley Law alumni rise to the leadership challenge BY GWYNETH K. SHAW Great litigating makes good business […]
May 4, 2022
MIAMI — Andres Rivero moderated the New York City Bar’s panel entitled “Combating Corruption in Mexico: What’s Happening with Mexico’s National Anti-Corruption System?” on Thursday, April 21, 2022, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST. The panel included experts from Mexico and the United States who discussed what effects the National Anti-Corruption System has had on […]
May 2, 2022
MIAMI— Jorge A. Mestre has been appointed Vice-Chair of the ABA’s International Law Section Latin America & Caribbean Committee for the term running from August 9, 2022, to August 8, 2023. The ABA’s ILS Latin America & Caribbean committee is dedicated to studying legal trends in the region. This committee addresses economic integration by analyzing bilateral […]
Apr 28, 2022
NEW YORK — Michael A. Fernandez will moderate an in-person panel at the International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum entitled “The Application of New York Law in Latin American Arbitrations” at Vinson & Elkins (1114 Avenue of the Americas) on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. ET. The program will feature two interactive […]
Apr 19, 2022
MIAMI— Jorge A. Mestre will speak on the Young ITA North America’s in-person panel “Transnational Litigation & Arbitration: Managing Parallel Proceedings,” at Holland & Knight (701 Brickell Avenue) on Tuesday, April 19, at 6:05 p.m. EDT. The panel will discuss the remedies that may be available to parties as well as consolidation or joinder of proceedings […]
Apr 19, 2022
NEW YORK— Rivero Mestre LLP proudly announces that Michael A. Fernández has been named partner. Michael joined Rivero Mestre last year and has quickly proven to be an outstanding lawyer and a highly effective leader within the firm. “Michael has demonstrated that he has the leadership skills, legal acumen, and client dedication necessary to succeed as […]
Mar 30, 2022
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 […]