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Ed is the Managing Partner of the Miami Office and focuses his trial, arbitration, and appellate commercial litigation practice on international commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration and investor-state arbitration, and complex commercial litigation. He brings to this practice broad experience as a commercial litigator, having handled an array of commercial disputes over the years, including contract, business tort, media, intellectual property, shareholder, and class action disputes. He also serves as arbitrator and mediator, and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Commercial Arbitrators and is a member of the commercial panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association. He has served as arbitration counsel and trial counsel in international and trial disputes throughout the country.


  • University of Florida, 1990, J.D., Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, Florida Law Review
  • University of Florida, 1986, B.A.

  • Florida

  • Supreme Court - United States
  • Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Florida

  • Chair of the Florida Bar Certification Board for International Litigation and Arbitration 
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Co-Chair of the International Litigation Committee of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Vice-Chair of the International Arbitration Committee of the International Law Section of the ABA
  • Former Co-Chair of the International Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees of the Section of Litigation of the ABA
  • Former Co-Editor of the International Litigation Quarterly of the ABA Section of Litigation
  • Former Chair of the Florida Bar International Law Section
  • Former Co-Editor of the Florida Bar International Law Quarterly
  • Former Chair of the Appellate Court Rules Committee of the Florida Bar
  • Former Chair of the International and Appellate Courts Committees of the Dade County Bar

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized by Florida Trend’s Legal Elite "Hall of Fame" (2017)
  • Chambers and Partners Latin America – International Arbitration (2017)
  • Chambers and Partners USA, Florida – Commercial Litigation (2016)
  • Selected by The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration-Commercial, Appellate; 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” for International Commercial Arbitration
  • Legal Luminary, Finalist, International, Dade County Bar Association (2016)
  • Recognized in Florida Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Miami
  • Recognized by Florida Trend's “Florida Legal Elite”
  • Daily Business Review's “Most Effective Lawyer” award Finalist, Appellate and public service (2012) and Appellate (2013)
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer, International Litigation 2011-17
  • Named a “Key Partner” by the South Florida Business Journal (2012) Named a “Prominent Lawyer, International Litigation” by Revista Abogados (2013)
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®