At Lydecker, several associate-level attorneys have been promoted to partner, including seven in the Miami office:
▪ Jason Bloom focuses his practice on coverage analysis and bad-faith litigation. He has an undergraduate from Northeastern and a J.D. from University of Miami.
▪ Emanuel K. Caros concentrates on first-party property defense litigation, with an emphasis on bad-faith litigation, fraud investigation, and coverage issues. Bachelor’s from Florida State University; J.D. from Florida International University.
▪ Miguel J. Chamorro focuses on litigation and transactional work, with an emphasis on business law and real estate law. Bachelor’s from Villanova; J.D. from FSU.
▪ Meaghan Franks assists in the defense and trial of personal injury actions, premises liability matters, government liability claims, construction defect matters and employment related claims. Bachelor’s, master’s in communication, and J.D., from UM.
▪ Erik J. Gruber concentrates his practice on first-party property defense litigation, with an emphasis in bad faith litigation, fraud investigation, water damange claims and windstorm coverage issues. Bachelor’s from FSU; J.D. from the University of Florida.
▪ Peter Harutunian focuses on business and commercial disputes. Bachelor’s from Harvard; J.D. from Tulane.
▪ Kirsten Wegel Freiheit practices general civil litigation with an emphasis on commercial litigation. Bachelor’s from American University; J.D. from FIU.
Leslie Smith has been appointed managing partner of the Miami office of Foley & Lardner. She chairs the Miami office’s litigation department. She succeeds partner Bill Davis. Smith has a bachelor’s from Southern Methodist University, a master’s from the London School of Economics, and a law degree from UF.