Attorney Profile:

Sabrina R. Gallo

Sabrina R. Gallo: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Biography

Sabrina R. Gallo is a Shareholder in the firm’s Health & FDA Business and Litigation Groups. As a trial lawyer, she defends products liability cases, including class actions and individual smoking and health lawsuits, as well as complex commercial litigation in both federal and state courts. Her proficiency with Health & FDA litigation has been instrumental in assisting and advising health care clients under state and federal regulatory compliance laws and with M&A deals. Her experience includes advising clients about health care fraud and abuse, HIPPA and HITECH, Medicare, Medicaid, third-party reimbursement programs, false claims laws and regulations, STARK law and anti-kickback laws.

Concentrations

•Health care
•Products liability litigation
•Complex commercial litigation
•Class action lawsuits

Awards & Recognition

•Recognized, Dade County Bar Association, Legal Luminary - Health Care, 2016
•Listed, Attorney at Law magazine, 12 to Watch in 2012, 2012
•Listed, South Florida Business Journal, 40 Under 40, 2011
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009
•Rated, AV Preeminent 4.8 out of 5

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Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Speaker, 2017 Legislative HealthIT Outlook, South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association, HealthIT 2017 Leading Trends, Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 8, 2017
•Author, Telemedicine: The Link To New Value-Based Payment Models , Law360, January 17, 2017
•Mentioned, Florida Law Firms Catch Startup Fever, Daily Business Review, August 23, 2016
•Mentioned, Greenberg Traurig Miami Co-Sponsors Startupbootcamp to Bring Proven Accelerator and Mentorship Model to Miami, Mobile Health Times, August 23, 2016
•Co-Author, Waivers of Certain Fraud and Abuse Laws Permitted in CJR Model , GT Alert, November 18, 2015
•Quoted, Consider Adjusting Your Schedule During the Summer , Miami Herald, May 26, 2015
•Featured, Lawyer of the Day - Sabrina R. Ferris, Miami Co-Hiring Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm , July 15, 2013

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

03.17.17 Greenberg Traurig’s Sabrina Gallo Participated in The HealthIT 2017 Leading Trends Program

08.16.16 Greenberg Traurig Miami Co-Sponsors Startupbootcamp to Bring Proven Accelerator and Mentorship Model to Miami

08.01.16 Greenberg Traurig Miami Wins Dade County Bar Association's 2016 Legal Luminaries Award

08.05.15 Greenberg Traurig’s Sabrina R. Ferris Named Founding Friend and Council Member of Beyond Type 1

10.22.14 Greenberg Traurig to be Honored at Diabetes Research Institute Foundation’s Cycle of Discovery Brunch

08.08.14 Greenberg Traurig Miami Shareholder Sabrina R. Ferris Appointed Chair of Honey Shine Board of Directors

04.04.14 Greenberg Traurig Miami Organizes Second-Annual ‘GT Cares’ Week-Long Initiative, Attorneys and Business Staff Members Volunteer to Help Those in Need

10.08.13 Greenberg Traurig Miami Shareholder Sabrina R. Ferris Joins Board of Directors of Honey Shine Mentoring Program

06.04.12 Greenberg Traurig Attorney Listed As 1 of 10 'Attorneys to Watch in 2012' in Premiere Edition of Greater Tampa Bay’s Attorney At Law Magazine

12.22.11 Greenberg Traurig’s Shareholder Sabrina R. Ferris Appointed to Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Board of Directors

Published Articles

01.17.17 Telemedicine: The Link To New Value-Based Payment Models

Alerts

05.04.17 Life Sciences & Medical Technology Newsletter, Spring 2017

03.28.16 Health & FDA Business Bulletin No.3

11.18.15 Waivers of Certain Fraud and Abuse Laws Permitted in CJR Model

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Litigation
  • Health & FDA Business

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305.579.0533  Phone
305.579.0717  Fax
www.gtlaw.com/People/Sabrina-R-Ferris
University Attended:
University of Miami, B.S., Chemistry, Biology, Minor in Psychology, Honors: Dean's List, Psi Chi Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society, Activities: Vice President, Italian Club, Miami Commitment Roundtable Coordinator, 1993
Law School Attended:
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Editor-in-Chief, University of Miami Law Review, Moot Court Board Member, Honors: Recipient, Law Phillips and Dean's Merit Scholarship, Winner, First Year Moot Court Competition, Recipient, Honors Designation, Litigation Skills I Workshop, Trial Skills, Cali Award of Excellence in Property and Legal Research and Writing, Phi Delta Phi, and Miami Law Women, 2000
Year of First admission:
2000
Admission:
2000, Florida; Supreme Court of the United States; 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
Memberships:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Certified, American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Arbitrator: AHLA Neutral for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Health Care Matters
•Board Member, Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF), Florida Region, Board of Directors
•Chair, Honey Shine Mentoring Program, Board of Directors
•Board Member, The Posse Foundation, Miami Chapter, Advisory Board
•Amicus Member, National Association of Women Judges
•Founding Friend and Council Member, Beyond Type 1
•Committee Member, Greenberg Traurig United Way
•Member, Miami Chapter and Former Officer, Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Executive Board
•Member, The American Bar Association
•Member, The Florida Bar

Languages:
Italian
Birth Information:
1972
Reported Cases:
Significant Representations; Acted as lead trial counsel representing minority shareholder in dispute with majority shareholder of a Miami-based operation generating significant profits and cash flow regarding the percentage of equity ownership owned by the minority shareholder and the valuation of such interest. Prosecuted claims involving complex business valuation methodologies and theories through a non-jury trial, resulting in a declaratory judgment of value in an amount in excess of three times that initially proposed by the majority shareholder. Acted as senior member of trial team representing Lorillard Tobacco Company in defense of numerous products liability class action and individual smoking and health cases. Member of trial team for industry in obtaining defense jury verdict in environmental tobacco smoke case. Acted as member of trial team representing executive search firm that was sued for damages alleged to exceed $60 million by its client, a major South Florida hospital in federal court. Disposed of case through summary judgment which was subsequently affirmed on appeal. Acted as second-chair trial attorney in the defense of a financial institution regarding claims brought by senior executive officer regarding employment benefits and claims of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. Acted as member of trial team defending NYSE public corporation in sensitive federal and state investigations, including investigations by the Department of Justice and the Florida Attorney General's Office on civil and criminal forfeiture grounds. No criminal or civil charges were filed. Acted as senior member of trial team defending a manufacturer of military aircraft against wrongful death claims involving legal issues surrounding client's immunity from suit under Constitutional considerations. Acted as member of trial team defending a major public corporation in a nationwide class action lawsuit in state court in Miami, Florida, involving an alleged fee overcharging in connection with a direct stock purchase plan. Settlement received in favor of the client. Represented NYSE public corporation in connection with claims brought by clients against multiple parties that raised fraud, conspiracy and federal R.I.C.O. claims. Acted as member of litigation team retained by the U.S. Presidential campaign to George W. Bush in connection with 2000 election disputes. Represented NYSE publicly traded insurance company related to insurance bad faith claims under Florida law on multiple occasions. Represented numerous clients who are parties to joint ventures in connection with disputes between such clients and other joint venture parties. Represented various clients in claims involving Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA). Provided consulting with respect to certain business transactions involving Italian companies.
ISLN:
916049643

Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 17 reviews
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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    4.8/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
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    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.6/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 01/05/10 in Aviation and Aerospace

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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Marketing Partner on 12/19/09 in Personal Liability

    I have litigated with Sabrina on complex cases for the past couple of years and find her to be an excellent and ethical attorney Read more

    I have litigated with Sabrina on complex cases for the past couple of years and find her to be an excellent and ethical attorney

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 12/18/09 in Litigation

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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 12/11/09 in Litigation

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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 12/11/09 in Products Liability Defense

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 12/11/09 in Products Liability

    Sabrina is a very bright lawyer with excellent litigation experience. She is well liked and well respected by her peers in the professional community. Read more

    Sabrina is a very bright lawyer with excellent litigation experience. She is well liked and well respected by her peers in the professional community.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 12/11/09 in Civil Practice

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 07/22/09 in Products Liability Defense

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 07/21/09 in Civil Litigation

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 07/21/09 in Products Liability Defense

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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