Nina Stillman Mandel

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Nina handles complex commercial disputes, securities cases, and white-collar criminal defense matters for the firm.  Her cases have involved a wide variety of claims, including fraud, deceptive trade practices, abuses of trust, breach of contract, tortious interference, and others.  She has been lead counsel representing court-appointed receivers in several SEC matters.  Among her legal victories is a $67 million jury verdict against a multi-national bank ruling that bank officials had assisted a Ponzi schemer in defrauding a group of investors.  The firm’s post-verdict investigation led to Court-ordered sanctions against the bank for discovery misconduct. 

Nina recently received the “Key Partners Award” by the South Florida Business Journal and was also named a “Most Effective Lawyer” finalist by the Daily Business Review.

Nina, who is licensed to practice law in Florida and Illinois, launched her legal career working in private practice in Chicago and Miami.  She then joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Southern District of Florida. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Nina investigated and indicted numerous cases, and tried more than two dozen jury trials involving healthcare fraud, insurance fraud, financial crimes, money laundering, narcotics violations, firearms offenses, and other criminal activity.  She also served three years in the appellate division, handling numerous appeals on a broad range of legal issues and argued before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

A New York native, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and her J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School.