Marlene K. Silverman: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Marlene K. Silverman

Miami,  FL  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Products Liability & Mass Torts
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.0619
Fax: 305.579.0717
University Boston University, B.A., with honors, 1968
Law SchoolTemple University James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1974 Editor, Temple University Law Review
Admitted1974, Pennsylvania; 1977, Florida; Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, American Bar Association

•Former Co-Chair, Commercial Litigation Committee, Corporation, Business and Banking Law Section, The Florida Bar

•Former Member, Executive Council, Corporation, Business and Banking Law Section, The Florida Bar

•Dade County Representative to Federal Court Judicial Conduct Committee, appointed by Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

BornNewark, New Jersey, 1946

Areas of Concentration

•Products liability and mass torts litigation
•Complex commercial litigation
•Intellectual property claims
•General business torts

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyer, 2005, 2010-2015
•Listed, TheBest Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2007-2014
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2009 and 2014
•Team Member, Law360 Product Liability Practice Group of the Year, 2011
•Listed, Florida Trend magazine Legal Elite, Product Liability, 2004-2005, 2007 and 2010
•Recipient, Charles Keating Award for Highest Average in Class
•Recipient, Law Faculty Award for Academic Performance
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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•Law Clerk, Honorable Edward R. Becker, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1974-75

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Author, Chapter on Injunctive Relief, Business Litigation in Florida manual, The Florida Bar

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

01.21.15 51 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized by South Florida Legal Guide

08.19.14 129 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015

07.02.14 96 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers

12.26.11 Thirty-two Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 'Top Lawyers' by South Florida Legal Guide

09.21.11 102 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Florida Listed In Best Lawyers in America 2012

09.01.09 Greenberg Traurig Takes Top Spot in Best Lawyers in America for 3rd Year

09.07.06 165 Greenberg Traurig Lawyers Named in Best Lawyers in America 2007 edition

07.14.04 33 Greenberg Traurig Lawyers Included in Florida Trend's Legal Elite

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Representation of major tobacco company in numerous cases pending in state courts throughout Florida as a result of the Florida Supreme Court's decertification of a class of plaintiffs, in its decision in Engle v. Liggett Group, Inc., 845 So.2d 1246 (Fla. 2006), seeking damages for injuries allegedly caused by smoking cigarettes. Representation of a major provider of insurance and other financial services in a class action for breach of contract and other business torts. Representation of a national bank in fraud and asset recovery cases and large loan cases. Representation of Re-Max International in a suit brought by Century 21 in federal court involving nationally prominent unfair advertising claims for alleged damages in excess of 50 million dollars. The case of first impression regards certain unfair advertising issues under the Lanham Act. Representation of Consolidated Cigar Corp . in a case for trademark and trade dress infringement brought by Jno. Swisher & Son, Inc. resulting in a summary judgment in favor of Consolidated Cigar following the denial of a preliminary injunction sought by the plaintiff. Representation of TACA International Airlines (El Salvadorian airline) in defense of a multimillion dollar breach of contract case brought in the District Court for the Central District of California. Representation of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in federal court prosecution of injunctive action regarding the improper use of its name. Representation of McDonald's Corporation in litigation brought against Burger King and Wendy's regarding false advertising claims (the Burger Wars). Representation of Homeowners Group, Inc. in a breach of contract case involving counter-claims brought by the defendants for breach of fiduciary duty, interference with business relations and libel, claiming damages in excess of 10 million dollars. Representation of Geoffrey, Inc. (ToysRUs) in the prosecution of numerous injunctive actions regarding the use of its name. Active in the prosecution and defense in federal court of numerous nationally prominent unfair advertising claims involving claimed damages in excess of $50 million.

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Office Information

Marlene K. Silverman

333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
MiamiFL 33131


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