The Miami-based trial and appellate law firm of Podhurst Orseck has promoted Ramon A. Rasco to partner at the Firm. Mr. Rasco joined Podhurst Orseck in 2006 as an associate and focuses his practice on plaintiff’s personal injury/wrongful death litigation, including aviation and motor vehicle litigation, as well as complex commercial litigation, class actions and multidistrict litigation.
“Ray possesses all of the traits that a partner should embody – he is hard-working, ethical, and passionate about the law,” said Aaron Podhurst, founding partner of Podhurst Orseck. “His clients trust him for his sound counsel and place the utmost confidence in him to best represent their interests.”
For nearly four years, Mr. Rasco has handled and overseen all aspects of litigation arising from the $1.2 billion Rothstein Ponzi scheme on behalf of a key executive of the largest private equity investor, including several state and federal actions and government investigations. He has obtained numerous recoveries for investor-victims in securities actions, class actions and other Ponzi schemes, as well as in wrongful death and personal injury actions arising from motor vehicle and general aviation accidents, including a recent $4.4 million verdict on behalf of a deceased pilot for the negligence of an FAA air traffic controller. He currently represents plaintiffs in federal multidistrict litigation against Chiquita Brands International for financial support of the terrorist FARC and against Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation for failure to warn of drug side effects, as well as hundreds of former players in the NFL concussion litigation.
Mr. Rasco earned his bachelor’s degree in Government from Harvard College, magna cum laude, and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. He is a member of the Cuban American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice (Aviation Law Section). He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Mr. Rasco was selected in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite in 2011 and 2012 in the area of business litigation and has been recognized by SuperLawyers every year since 2009.
Mr. Rasco has served for the past six years on the board of Chapman Partnership, the private sector partner of the Miami Dade County Homeless Trust, and is Treasurer and board member of DFYIT, an organization focused on the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse among adolescents. He was elected to the Orange Bowl Committee in 2009 and was at that time the organization’s youngest member.
About Podhurst Orseck, P.A.
Miami-based Podhurst Orseck, P.A. established over four decades ago, is a top flight boutique firm concentrating exclusively in trial and appellate litigation. The firm is dedicated to offering the highest caliber legal representation in both federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the United States. The firm’s commercial practice focuses on complex civil litigation of all types. The firm serves as general litigation counsel to several major corporations, as well as represents companies and individuals in substantial matters of commercial litigation. The firm’s general tort practice places a major emphasis upon representing claimants in aviation, mass torts and products liability litigation. From its inception, the firm also has cultivated an appellate practice, handling appeals of not only the firm’s trial lawyers, but of other lawyers throughout the nation, in the various state and federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court. The firm’s practice serves clients residing or based throughout the United States, and in several foreign countries. The firm has consistently received an AV-Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest possible rating, based on legal ability and general ethical standards. For more information, please visit www.podhurst.com.