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?
Feb 23, 2021
MIAMI— Rivero Mestre is pleased to announce that Andres Rivero, Jorge A. Mestre, and Amanda McGovern have been named in the 2021 Lawdragon 500 Global Litigators Guide. The list features top attorneys who practice in the area of global litigation and arbitration. “It is a profound honor to be recognized among the impressive ranks of Lawdragon’s 500 Global […]
Feb 12, 2021
MIAMI— Rivero Mestre is proud to announce that the firm has been shortlisted by Benchmark Litigation for Florida Firm of the Year. The winner will be announced at Benchmark Litigation’s US Virtual Spring Awards 2021. The awards celebrate the leading litigators and most important disputes across the United States based upon research conducted between February […]
Feb 10, 2021
MIAMI— Jorge A. Mestre spoke about 28 U.S.C. § 1782—obtaining discovery in aid of a foreign proceeding—at the American Bar Association’s International Law Section’s Latin America & the Caribbean Committee E-Meeting on February 4, 2021. The ABA ILS Latin America & the Caribbean committee is dedicated to studying legal trends in the region. This committee […]
Feb 8, 2021
MIAMI— Andrés Rivero will speak on a panel entitled “Better NOT Call Saul: Ethical Strategies for Overcoming Bullying and Bias in Litigation” at the American Bar Association’s 2021 Virtual Litigation Section Annual Conference on Thursday, May 6. The ABA Litigation Section Annual Conference is a premier event for litigators. The event will include in-house counsel, […]
Jan 22, 2021
MIAMI— Jorge A. Mestre will speak at the American Bar Association’s 2021 Virtual Litigation Section Annual Conference on Wednesday, May 5. Mestre will speak on a panel entitled, “Diversifying Experts: Identifying Implicit Bias in the Selection of Expert Witnesses and Strategies for Retaining a Diverse Team of Experts.” The ABA Litigation Section Annual Conference is […]
Jan 7, 2021
MIAMI— Rivero Mestre LLP is proud to announce that Zaharah R. Markoe has been recognized as USA Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year by Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2020. Zaharah R. Markoe focuses primarily on high-profile, cutting-edge commercial litigation, arbitrations, appellate litigation, and government enforcement defense. She has over two decades of experience in criminal […]
Jan 5, 2021
MIAMI— Andres Rivero, Maria Paula Aguila, and Ana Malavé have successfully defended an international arbitration award they obtained against an appeal in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the award’s confirmation. Rivero Mestre first obtained an order confirming the arbitration award under the Inter-American Convention on International Commercial Arbitration in the action styled Productos […]
Dec 22, 2020
MIAMI— Rivero Mestre LLP is proud to announce that Latino Leaders Magazine has named Andrés Rivero, Jorge A. Mestre, and Amanda McGovern among the “2020 Top Latino Lawyers.” Sylmarie Trujillo has also been recognized among the “2020 Latino Lawyer to Keep on the Watch.” The lists identify the most influential Latino lawyers in the country for significantly impacting […]
Dec 8, 2020
MIAMI— Jorge A. Mestre was featured in FSU Law Focus weekly digital publication highlighting Rivero Mestre’s recent honor by Chambers and Partners as the winner of its 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Award for Outstanding Firm for Furthering Diversity and Inclusion in the USA Private Practice Firm category. FSU Law Focus is a weekly digital publication highlighting events at the […]
Nov 30, 2020
MIAMI— Rivero Mestre is pleased to announce that Neha Dagley co-edited The Florida Bar International Law Section publication, International Law Quarterly, Vol. XXXVI, no. 3 (World Roundup and Section Scene). She also published three short articles, China’s new National Security Law overshadows freedoms for Hong Kong, Supreme Court of India enforces foreign arbitral award under […]
Nov 17, 2020
MIAMI—Jorge A. Mestre will speak about International Arbitration and Technology at the Legalink Members’ General e-Meetings on Thursday, November 19. Mestre will speak on a panel entitled, “Resolving Technology Disputes Through Arbitration And The Use Of Technology In Arbitral Proceedings.” Legalink is a Chambers-ranked, international legal Network of over 70 independent business oriented law firms […]
Nov 5, 2020
MIAMI—Rivero Mestre LLP is proud to announce that U.S. News & World Report—Best Lawyers® has ranked the firm in Tier 1 of the “Best Law Firms” for Commercial Litigation, Litigation—Securities, Litigation—Banking & Finance, and Criminal Defense: White-Collar in Metropolitan Miami. “We are honored to be recognized as a top tier law firm by our peers […]