Eliot Pedrosa: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Eliot Pedrosa

Shareholder; Co-Chair, Miami Litigation Practice
Miami,  FL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Products Liability & Mass Torts
  • Securities Litigation
  • Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group
Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.0743
Fax: 305.961.5743
University Florida International University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1995 Outstanding Student in Sociology and Anthropology; Golden Key Honor Society Outstanding Student; Jessup International Moot Court Team; Research Assistant, Harvard Institute for International; Development, Central America Project
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., 1999
Admitted1999, Florida; District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

• Board Member, Zoological Society of Florida
• Panel Member, Eleventh Circuit Professionalism Panel (appointed by Chief Judge Bertila Soto)
• Commissioner, Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission (appointed by Governor Rick Scott)
• Federalist Society, Member of the Board of Directors of the Miami Lawyer's Division and Past Vice Chairman of the Class Action Subcommittee of the National Litigation Practice Group
• Past President and Board Member, Florida International University Alumni Association, Honors College Chapter, Board of Directors
• Member, American Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, Cuban American Bar Association, Republican National Lawyers Association
• Past Board Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Board of Directors

BornDecember 30, 1974

Eliot Pedrosa is an experienced litigator with first-chair trial and arbitration experience in commercial, products liability and international cases. Eliot represents local, national and international clients in litigation and trials before judges and juries throughout Florida's state and federal courts, as well as in arbitrations administered by domestic and international organizations. Eliot also frequently counsels clients engaging in business transactions on litigation and dispute resolution offering his clients value as both a counselor and advocate.

Currently Eliot co-chairs the firm's 40-member Miami Litigation Department and previously served as Hiring Shareholder for the Miami office of the firm. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation since 2013.

Areas of Concentration

• Complex commercial litigation
• Products liability
• Class actions
• International litigation
• Securities litigation
• Banking and financial institution litigation
• Consumer litigation
• Regulatory and enforcement investigations

Awards & Recognition

• Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2013-2016
• Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer, 2015
• Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, Top Up & Comer, 2003-2014
• Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009, 2012-2014
• Recognized, Florida Trend magazine, Legal Elite, and Best Up and Comer, 2005, 2007
• Recipient, Distinguished Alumnus Torch Award, Florida International University of the Honors College
• Team Member, Corporate & Finance - Law Firm of the Year (Florida-Based), Chambers Latin America Awards, 2010-2011
• Listed, South Florida Business Journal, 40 Under 40, 2009
• Team Member, Focus on Latin America - Law Firm of the Year (Florida-Based), Chambers Latin America Inaugural Awards for Excellence, 2009

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

08.25.15 58 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
08.19.15 135 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
01.21.15 51 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized by South Florida Legal Guide
10.06.14 Greenberg Traurig's Eliot Pedrosa Elected to Zoological Society of Florida Board of Directors
08.19.14 128 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015
07.02.14 96 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers
01.16.13 Greenberg Traurig Litigation Shareholder Eliot Pedrosa Appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to the Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission
12.26.11 Thirty-two Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 'Top Lawyers' by South Florida Legal Guide
10.13.11 Greenberg Traurig Named 'Corporate & Finance Law Firm of the Year (Florida-based)' at Third Annual Chambers Latin America Awards for Excellence
11.09.09 Greenberg Traurig Recognized at Inaugural Chambers Latin America Awards for Excellence; Firm Receives Award from UK Publisher: 'Focus on Latin America - Law Firm of the Year (Florida-based)'

Articles, Publications, & Lectures


• Author, The History of the Law of Civil Procedure in Latin America, published in Martha A. Field and William W. Fisher, Legal Reform in Latin America: Dispute Resolution and Property Systems (Harvard Studies in International Development), Appendix A, 391-399 (Harvard Univ. Press 2001)

Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Lead trial counsel for Lorillard Tobacco Company in multi-week federal jury trial before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, resulting in a defense verdict.; Lead trial counsel for Lorillard Tobacco Company in actions throughout Florida state courts, including several multi-week jury trials in Miami-Dade, Broward, Escambia and Hillsborough counties.; Lead trial counsel in defense of Spanish media company against unfair competition and tortious claims by a competitor in the Spanish-language radio business, resulting in favorable settlement during trial.; Lead arbitration counsel for a healthcare software company in arbitration claims under the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules, resulting in a successful arbitration award on all claims.; Lead arbitration counsel for Nicaraguan sugar producer in arbitration claims under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, resulting in successful arbitration award.; Lead arbitration counsel for SunTrust Bank in its capacity as indenture trustee in defense of bondholder claim, resulting in a successful arbitration award in favor of the trustee.; Represented Applica Incorporated in defense of a lawsuit in the Delaware Court of Chancery arising out of a public company merger.; Represented Central American infrastructure construction company in defense of merger claims brought by acquirer, resulting in successful resolution via pre-suit ADR.; Represented the world's largest fragrance company in disputes with former Latin American distributors, resulting in dismissal of all claims against the company and favorable settlement of counterclaims against the distributors.; Represented salsa music record label in the defense of copyright and commercial claims by artists, resulting in successful resolution of all claims and restructuring of artist contracts.; Represented real estate investor in an arbitration by a former joint venture partner, resulting in a dismissal of all claims.; Represented international brokerage firm on a claim for breach of contract by the estate of a former client, resulting in dismissal of the claim.; Member of successful trial team in a three-week class action jury trial defending a Florida sugar cane harvester against wage claims by class of former cane cutters, resulting in defense verdict affirmed on appeal.; Represented Singapore tire distributor in civil enforcement investigation by Florida Office of the Attorney General.; Represented Lehman Brothers in civil enforcement investigation by Florida Office of the Attorney General.; Former enforcement attorney for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Office Information

Eliot Pedrosa

333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
MiamiFL 33131


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