Shook Miami protects and advances our clients’ interests in and outside the courtroom. In court, we litigate and try the most challenging and complex civil disputes, from individual actions to mass torts, class actions, federal multidistrict litigation and state consolidated proceedings. But we are also specialists at keeping our clients out of court and in compliance with the patchwork of state, federal and international laws that affect their daily business.
Shook Miami attorneys are nationally recognized thought leaders sought out for their insight and commentary by numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal and Law360. Our clientele widely spans industry sectors from technology, consumer products and food and beverage to health care, financial services and design and construction. We represent them in connection with:
• Product Liability and Toxic Tort Litigation
• International Litigation and Arbitration
• Privacy and Data Security
• Business Litigation
• Environmental Counseling, Litigation and Arbitration
Product Liability and Toxic Tort Litigation
Our attorneys have extensive experience litigating and serving as trial counsel in complex, high-stakes product liability and toxic tort cases around the globe. We defend Fortune 100 companies in individual and consolidated proceedings involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices and other consumer products, as well as toxic torts and environmental exposure.
International Litigation and Arbitration
Shook Miami is home to our Global Arbitration Practice. Our attorneys have served as counsel in a wide range of international litigation and arbitration matters, including the areas of financial services and investments, consumer products, design and construction, telecommunications and transnational disputes involving parties from multiple jurisdictions. They have also served as lead counsel in international corporate investigations and special litigation committees. Shook Miami also handles commercial disputes arising from or litigated in Latin America and the Caribbean. We have an extensive network of local counsel throughout the region and significant experience with multilingual and multicultural teams, providing our clients with a strategic advantage in dealing with parties and evidence from different legal systems.
Privacy and Data Security
Shook’s Chambers-ranked Privacy and Data Security Practice is led from the Miami office, guiding clients through this rapidly developing area of law that includes data breach response, crisis management and compliance. Our attorneys counsel companies in building an incident response team and response plan; direct forensic investigations; provide guidance on legal obligations to consumers, business partners and regulators; communicate with law enforcement; respond to regulatory inquiries; and represent companies in litigation and enforcement actions arising from data breaches or alleged privacy incidents. They help our clients navigate the patchwork of state, federal and international privacy laws to build compliance programs that minimize the risks associated with the use, collection, sharing and storage of personal information.
Our Business Litigation Practice teams represent individuals, small and midmarket businesses and multinational companies in state, federal and administrative courts, from counseling through trial and appeal. Our Commercial Litigation Practice runs the gamut of contract disputes and business torts, in areas ranging from financial services and banking to design and construction, to telecommunications, health care, employment, real estate and antitrust.
Shook Miami’s Environmental Practice encompasses a wide range of legal matters, from environmental and regulatory counseling to environmental due diligence and transactions, and environmental litigation. In the environmental and regulatory counseling arena, we advise clients across various industries on compliance with federal and state regulations and minimization of risk. We also assist clients with environmental due diligence to ensure that commercial real estate transactions properly account for potential environmental contamination and associated liabilities. And, when matters result in litigation, our attorneys have handled, as both neutrals and advocates, the full gamut of environmental disputes, including actions under CERCLA and RCRA.
Shook’s Florida/Eleventh Circuit Appellate team is led from the Miami office by an attorney who has been Board-certified (and re-certified) in Appellate Practice. We represent major clients in appeals in state and federal courts across the country, in all variety of substantive areas. We also advance our clients’ interests by filing amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs in cases of heightened importance. Our appellate victories have included significant issues of first impression and the use of creative, precedent-setting appellate strategies.
Shook Miami attorneys’ excellence and success have been repeatedly recognized by numerous organizations, including:
• The Best Lawyers in America;
• BTI Consulting;
• Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business;
• Commercial Arbitration Expert Guide;
• Daily Business Review, “Most Effective Lawyer”;
• Florida Super Lawyers;
• Florida Trend Legal Elite;
• Lawdragon 500;
• Law360, “Product Liability MVP”;
• The Legal 500 United States;
• National Law Journal;
• South Florida Business Leader; and
• Who’s Who Legal: the International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers.
Shook’s culture is built on a strong tradition of serving others in the community and through pro bono work. Miami attorneys and staff devote volunteer hours to many organizations, including:
• ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program;
• Alonzo Mourning’s Hoop-Law Madness Tournament;
• Americans for Immigrant Justice;
• Anti-Defamation League;
• Ascend (f/k/a Acción);
• Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater Miami;
• Coconut Grove Outreach Program;
• Dade Legal Aid;
• Eleventh Circuit Historical Society;
• Florida Guardian ad Litem Program;
• John Kozyak Minority Mentoring Program;
• Junior League of Miami;
• Lawyers for Children America;
• Leukemia & Lymphoma Society;
• Minority Bar Passage Program, Univ. of Miami School of Law;
• Miami-Dade County Planning Advisory Board;
• Miami-Dade Teen Court;
• Miami Veterans Clinic;
• Perez Art Museum of Miami;
• Southern District of Florida’s Pro Bono Program; and
• Teach for America Corps.