Amanda L. Fernandez is the managing partner of Rivero Mestre and focuses her practice on complex business matters, securities litigation, and cross-border disputes. She represents foreign and domestic clients across a multitude of industries. She understands her clients come to her when the stakes are high and aggressively defends claims brought against them or pursues claims on their behalf.
Amanda was a key team member representing Dr. Craig Wright in a $600 billion trial where it was alleged that David Kleiman had a partnership with Wright to invent and mine Bitcoin, generating a 50% stake in the technology. The jury returned a verdict in favor of Dr. Wright and found that Kleiman was not entitled to the Bitcoin fortune.
Amanda also represents third-party payers in several high-profile class action and multidistrict actions, including In re Metformin Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, a consolidated class action against several manufacturers and distributors of Metformin, the most prescribed type II diabetes drug in the United States; In re Philips Recalled CPAP, Bi-Level PAP, and Mechanical Ventilator Products Litigation, a multidistrict proceeding against the largest producer of CPAP and BiPAP machines in the world; and In re Chantix, a lawsuit related to Pfizer’s manufacture and sale of the Chantix drug that was contaminated with NDMA—a known carcinogen.
Not only does Amanda obtain exceptional results for her clients, but she is also actively engaged in her community. Amanda is the president-elect of the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA), the largest voluntary bar association in Miami-Dade, and the president of CABA Pro Bono, which offers free legal services to low-income Florida residents. She is also active in The Florida Bar Business Law Section and is a Past Chair of the Business Litigation Committee and the Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act Task Force. Amanda is also a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Academy (OLLA) Law Alumni Association and has served as a coach for OLLA’s mock trial team.
Amanda received her law degree from Villanova University School of Law during which time she was a member and Director of External Competitions for the Villanova Law Moot Court Board. Upon graduation, Amanda was awarded the Moot Court Distinguished Service Award and the Dorothy Day Pro Bono Award. She was also the President of the Hispanic American Law Student Association. Before attending law school, she graduated with honors from Florida International University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Minor in History.
Managing Partner, Rivero Mestre LLP (2024-present)
Partner, Rivero Mestre LLP (2023-2024)
Associate, Rivero Mestre LLP (2021-2023)
Associate, Damian & Valori LLP (2013-2021)
Associations & Activities
Cuban American Bar Association:
– President Elect (2024-present)
– Vice President (2023-present)
– Treasurer (2021-2022)
– Board of Directors, Member (2017-present)
CABA Pro Bono Legal Services:
– President (2024-present)
Cuban American Bar Foundation:
– Treasurer (2021-2023)
Florida Bar Business Law Section:
– Co-Chair of the Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act Task Force (2016-2020)
– Chair of the Business Litigation Committee (2017-2018)
Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers:
– Co-Chair of the State Judicial Liaison Committee (2017-2018)
– Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee (2015-2017)
Recognitions and Honors
Ranked in Benchmark Litigation as a “Future Star” in Florida, 2024
Recognized by the Daily Business Review’s Florida Legal Awards as an On the Rise honoree for 2023
Named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation, 2023-2024
Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018-2023
South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine’s Up & Comer Award, 2019, 2022
Legal Developments in Latin America, editor of The American Bar Association’s Latin America and Caribbean Law Committee Newsletter, September & December 2023
Business Torts: A State-By-State Survey of the Economic Loss Doctrine, Chapter 11, Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation (2014 ed. Vol I)
Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act, Chapter 714, Florida Statutes
Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2013
Florida International University, B.A. in Political Science, with honors, 2009
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida