MIAMI – Global law firm Reed Smith was shortlisted by the Daily Business Review for the Florida Legal Awards, in the cross-border disputes category. This award honors teams that have used creative problem-solving techniques and bold strategies to deliver for their clients in a high-stakes case or collection of cases.

Reed Smith’s Miami disputes team is distinguished for its handling of high-profile, complex matters throughout the US, leveraging the firm’s nationwide footprint on litigation mandates that transcend Florida’s borders. The firm’s Miami office is also known for its market-leading international arbitration practice, top-ranked by Chambers at a nationwide level. The team’s recent work has included jurisdictions such as Brazil, Bolivia, Cayman Islands, the Bahamas, Venezuela, Qatar, Greece, and Panama. The presence of this highly regarded arbitration team enables Reed Smith’s litigation practice to leverage the strong relationships it has developed by handling disputes for clients throughout Florida, Latin America and beyond.

Recent cross-border work by the firm includes successful representations of Trafigura, the Panama Canal Authority, and Condor S.A. Additionally, Reed Smith’s Miami-based lawyer are currently working on more than a dozen Section 1782 matters and can claim to have among the most active Section 1782 practices in the country. Section 1782 of Title 28 of the United States Code is a federal statute that allows a litigant to a legal proceeding outside the United States to apply to an American court to seek discovery in aid of the non-US proceeding.

The Florida Legal Awards 2024 will be presented on April 4 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami.