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Litigation Leaders: Peter Prieto Discusses the 3 Big Opportunities of 2021

Posted on April 26, 2021

For more than 25 years, Podhurst Orseck partner Peter Prieto has focused his practice on complex commercial litigation, including class actions and white-collar criminal defense. He has represented clients in an array of civil litigation, including business and employment disputes, health care, antitrust, product liability, anti-corruption law and class action litigation. Prieto serves as the […]

Inside the List: Insurers have advantage in pandemic-related business interruption lawsuits

Posted on April 09, 2021

By Jessica Bryant  –  Data Reporter, South Florida Business Journal, Apr 9, 2021, 7:12am EDT Steven Marks was unsurprised as Podhurst Orseck saw a surge of insurance lawsuits over the last year. He’d predicted just that back in May as businesses continued to experience financial loss as a result of Covid-19. What he couldn’t know at the time […]

Be Proactive, and Be Patient: Landing a Legal Job Amidst a Pandemic

Posted on April 07, 2021

I was among the ranks of lawyers looking for a job in March 2020, having decided to relocate permanently to South Florida after moving back home for a judicial clerkship ending in the fall. And, at the time, it felt like the only thing to do was be proactive, and be patient. By Christina H. […]

4 Things Keeping Fla. Managing Partners Up At Night In 2021

Posted on January 04, 2021

By Matt Perez | January 4, 2021, 12:02 AM EST Prior to the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida was enjoying a fast-growing population and economy, prompting major law firms to venture to the Sunshine State to establish more permanent residences, especially in Miami. But Florida is now wrangling with the third-worst outbreak of the coronavirus in the […]

As ‘Medical Distancing’ Eases, Litigators Expect Malpractice Cases to Surge in 2021

Posted on December 07, 2020

Daily Business ReviewThe number of people in South Florida getting elective medical procedures has fallen to the point where one attorney specializing in medical malpractice law recently noticed an unusual billboard while driving on Interstate 95. “People have retreated from going to the dentist, their private doctor, and it’s gotten to the point where major […]

Flexibility and Other Lessons Learned by the Legal Profession in 2020

Posted on December 07, 2020

Call it what you like. Being flexible, adaptable or malleable while facing a combo pack of a public health disaster, economic crisis and election trauma is seen as a big plus. The Daily Business Review’s 2020 Most Effective Lawyers honorees were asked what the year taught them about the legal profession. In addition to the value […]

Awful Impact’: The Long-Lasting Effects of COVID-19 on the Practice of Law

Posted on December 07, 2020

The legal profession often seems more comfortable with the quill-pen era than artificial intelligence, but the COVID-19 crisis shook up the practice of law, and technology stood out as a domain for change. South Florida attorneys recognized by the Daily Business Review as Most Effective Lawyers this year were asked what long-lasting effects they see from […]

Law Firms Get Ready for Wave of Business Interruption Insurance Suits

Posted on November 06, 2020

Pandemic-related litigation promises to add work for insurance defense firms, and some plaintiff firms, as insurers refuse to pay out on some Covid-19 claims By Dan Roe | November 03, 2020   Law Firms Get Ready for Wave of Business Interruption Insurance Suits Business interruption litigation is primed to grow in the fourth quarter and 2021 […]

Sorry, that’s not covered: Insurers fight businesses over COVID-19 shutdowns

Posted on October 02, 2020

Insurance companies will take your payments. Month after month. Year after year. But when you need to file a claim to recover what was lost, that’s when they tell you that what caused your loss was never covered. And so it goes for businesses seeking to recover revenue lost because of the COVID-19 shutdowns ordered […]

Lloyd’s of London underwriters rocked by another COVID-19 class action lawsuit

Posted on May 01, 2020

It’s the turn of Miami Beach salon Atma Beauty to take Lloyd’s of London underwriters to court, with the all-risk insurance policyholder serving as the lead plaintiff in a federal class action lawsuit against certain Lloyd’s syndicates as well as HDI Global Specialty SE and AXIS Specialty Europe SE. In the court document seen by […]