Ricardo A. Gonzalez: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Ricardo A. Gonzalez

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Miami,  FL  U.S.A.
Phone305.579.0891

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group
  • Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.0891
Fax: 305.579.0717
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Ricardo-A-Gonzalez
 
University Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Study Abroad Program, 1994-1995; Georgetown University, B.A., cum laude, 1996; Center for Applied Legal Studies, Immigration and Political Asylum Clinic
 
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1999; Member, Georgetown University Law Journal
 
Admitted2003, Florida; Maryland (inactive); 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 Southern District of Florida
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement

•Liaison to Managing Directors, Special Projects Committee, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, 2014-2015
•Member, Federal Bar Association
•Member, Hispanic National Bar Association
•Member, Dade County Bar Association
•Campaign Committee, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
•Older Adults Impact Council, The United Way of Miami-Dade County, 2007-2009
•Member, Georgetown University, Alumni Admissions Program (South Florida), 2008-2010

 
LanguagesSpanish
 
BornSeptember 4, 1974
 
Biography

Ricardo A. Gonzalez represents clients in a wide range of commercial disputes before state and federal courts and domestic and international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution tribunals. Rick has represented and counseled clients in fraud, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, negligence, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair and deceptive trade practices, securities fraud, and probate matters. In addition, he has represented and counseled clients in the defense of regulatory investigations and civil enforcement proceedings.

Rick formerly worked as an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in Washington, D.C., where he prosecuted consumer financial services actions on behalf of the agency against non-depository financial institutions and other financial services providers under the FTC Act, Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and other federal laws and regulations. Prior to joining the FTC, Rick worked as an associate at the Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm.

Areas of Concentration

•Complex commercial litigation and arbitrations
•International arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
•Banking litigation
•Securities fraud defense
•Jury and non-jury trials
•Multidistrict litigation
•Consumer financial services litigation and regulation
•Regulatory investigations and civil enforcement proceedings

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013-2014
•Honored by SAVE DADE Foundation with the Champions of Equality Award based on role in landmark Florida gay adoption case, May 2011
•Team Member, Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyer Award, Appellate, 2010
•Listed, Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyer Award, Pro Bono, 2009

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

07.02.14 96 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers
09.26.12 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Participate in Free Clinic for President Obama's New Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program
04.25.11 Greenberg Traurig LLP, Will Be Honored at SAVE Dade's May 20 Champions of Equality Event
10.28.10 Greenberg Traurig Applauds Pro Bono Efforts With 2010 Pro Bono Service Awards
09.27.10 Pro Bono Representation of 2 Foster Children in Florida's Gay Adoption Case May be 'Most Meaningful' for Greenberg Traurig Team
12.10.09 Greenberg Traurig's Bass and Gonzalez Named 'Most Effective Lawyers' for Pro Bono Representation
01.06.09 Greenberg Traurig Names New Shareholders: Class of 2009 Reflects Firm's Diversified Platform

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Speaker, International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Trends: What to Expect in 2016 and Beyond, The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, February 2016
•Quoted, Venezuelan Government Files Lawsuit Against Black Market Currency Rate Website, Daily Business Review, December 31, 2015

 
Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Served as lead counsel in jury trial in federal district court defending Latin American subsidiary of major international bank against allegations by Mexican customer that bank mismanaged and made unauthorized investments in customer's account. Result: Jury verdict for defendant.; Served as lead counsel in bench trial in federal district court defending Latin American subsidiary of major international bank against claims by Mexican customer that bank intentionally and/or tortiously interfered with customer's business and contractual relationships with third parties by illegally freezing customer's bank account to collect a debt owed to bank. Result: Final judgment for defendant.; Served as lead counsel in a two-week long, $50 million arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) defending major international bank and its Latin American subsidiary and broker-dealer affiliate against allegations of fraud, negligence, and breach of fiduciary duty in connection with the sale and marketing of investment securities - which turned out to be a Ponzi scheme - to bank's Latin American customers. Result: All claims against respondents dismissed with prejudice by FINRA Tribunal.; Represented major technology company in federal district court action brought by Guatemalan plaintiff alleging claims for fraud, violation of RICO Act, and abuse of process against the company in connection with the company's prosecution of its software anti-piracy program in Guatemala. Result: Case dismissed on forum non conveniens ground.; Served as lead counsel in a multi-million dollar arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (AAA) defending Latin American subsidiary of major international bank against allegations of fraud and negligence in connection with the sale and marketing of investment securities - which turned out to be a Ponzi scheme - to bank's Latin American customers. Result: All claims against respondents dismissed with prejudice by AAA arbitrator.; Served as co-counsel for two foster children in a landmark case in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court which struck down as unconstitutional a Florida statute barring lesbians and gay men from adopting children.; Defended several major broker-dealer firms and/or their affiliated financial institutions in dozens of arbitrations proceedings before FINRA, the AAA, and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR).
 
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Ricardo A. Gonzalez

333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
MiamiFL 33131




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