Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg is pleased to announce Raquel Fernandez has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Litigation Group. With more than two decades of experience, Raquel has substantial experience in complex commercial litigation both in state and federal courts.
Well-versed in all phases of pretrial, trial, and appeals, Raquel focuses her practice on litigation involving business torts, deceptive and unfair trade practices claims, breach of contract, products liability, antitrust, and class actions.
Raquel has successfully represented clients in a number of high-stakes cases. Among these include defense of a manufacturer in a products liability action involving $300 million in claims; representation of an insurer in securing a complete summary judgment victory in a matter involving $5+ million in fire damages; and defense of an insurer in a class action certification appeal resulting in the reversal of the class certification and dismissal of the complaint in its entirety.
Frequently involved in cross-border matters, Raquel speaks fluent Spanish enabling her to effectively communicate with Spanish speaking clients and witnesses. In addition, she has served as liaison counsel for U.S. based clients and counsel in South America.
Raquel earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating magna cum laude, and received her B.S. from Cornell University. Known as a top attorney in her field, she has been named as a Florida Super Lawyer since 2010.
Bilzin Sumberg is recognized for its preeminent Litigation practice, having one of the most dynamic and successful litigation departments in Florida and the country. The group is consistently ranked by Chambers USA, one of the most esteemed legal publications in the world, and has received Benchmark Litigation's top designation as Firm of the Year in Florida for the past five consecutive years.
About Bilzin Sumberg
Bilzin Sumberg works with clients whose business and legal opportunities and challenges span the United States and cross borders to Europe, Latin America, Canada, the Middle East, and Asia. The firm’s growth has paralleled that of its Miami home base, a region known for its rich cultural, social, and professional diversity. Bilzin Sumberg lawyers concentrate on services at the heart of both regional and international commerce, including real estate, land development and government relations, environmental, corporate law, joint ventures, domestic and international tax and estate planning, business litigation, finance, and public/private partnerships. For more information, please visit bilzin.com.