Lara O’Donnell Grillo2018-11-14T14:47:08+00:00
ETAN MARK

“I’ve worked with many attorneys over my career. I had the pleasure of working with Lara on a long-shot claim. She achieved a remarkable result, and distinguished herself with her professionalism, meticulousness and tenacity.”

CEO, Florida broker-dealer and investment banking firm

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CONTACT LARA

    

T: (305) 374-6621

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LARA O’DONNELL GRILLO 

EMORY, 02  |  HARVARD LAW, 05

Lara O’Donnell Grillo concentrates her practice in complex business litigation and arbitration, and appeals. Her experience includes the areas of fraud and securities, insurance and annuities, consumer finance and banking, environmental law, Indian law, criminal defense, and special investigations. She represents businesses, sovereign entities, and individuals in a range of complex matters, including extensive experience in appeals and class action defense. Lara has appellate experience in courts throughout the United States. She handles state and federal appeals primarily in the Florida District Courts of Appeal, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Florida Supreme Court, and the United States Supreme Court. Lara’s appellate practice includes merits and jurisdictional briefing, appellate petitions, extraordinary writs, interlocutory appeals, appeals related motions, and appellate mediation. She also submits amicus curiae briefs on behalf of clients and frequently handles court appointed appeals. Lara is fluent in Spanish.

Prior to joining Mark, Migdal & Hayden, Lara was of counsel at Berger Singerman, an associate at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, and clerked for the Honorable Peter T. Fay in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She also served as a legal intern in the Appellate division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.

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  • Florida’s Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Business Litigation, Appellate, 2014-2017
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
    – Co-Chair, Website and Social Media, Appellate Practice Committee (2015-present)
    – Chair, Professional and Social Networking, Appellate Practice Committee (2012-2015)
    – Case Notes Editor for the United States Supreme Court, Appellate Practice Committee (2011-2014)
    – Case Notes Editor for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, ABA Appellate Practice Committee (2008-2011)
  • Member, Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee
  • Nyah Project, Advisory Committee Member (2014-present)
  • Miami Dade College Law Center, Adjunct Professor, Legal Writing (2012)
  • Associate/Of Counsel, Berger Singerman LLP
  • Associate, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt LLP
  • Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Peter T. Fay, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Intern, Appellate Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

February 26, 2018   American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Appellate Practice Journal           | (co-author)

“Dissents and the Executive Power: From Nazi Saboteurs to Guantanamo”


May 30, 2017   American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Appellate Practice Journal                   | (co-author)

“The Second Lives of Powerful Dissents”


August 24, 2015   American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Appellate Practice Journal

“Young Lawyers: Why You Should Take a Pro Bono Appeal”


July 13, 2015    Corporate Counsel |  (co-author)

“Derivative Cyberbreach Litigation: Mitigating Exposure”


May 13, 2015   Doing Business in Florida

“DOJ Outlines Cybersecurity Dos and Don’ts”


December 30, 2014 Hotel Business Review |  (co-author)

“Mitigating the Threat of Cybersecurity Litigation in an Ambiguous Regulatory Environment”


August 8, 2014 LAW 360  | (Quoted)

“11th Circ. Nears Full Strength As Nomination Backlog Eases”


July 1, 2014 American Bar Association |  (co-author)

“Criminal Appeals for the Mostly Civil Lawyer”


December 18, 2013 DRI Today |  (co-author)

“Judges in the Eleventh Circuit Take on Expanded Role in Regard to Expert Testimony”


ETAN MARK

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LARA O’DONNELL GRILLO 

“I’ve worked with many attorneys over my career. I had the pleasure of working with Lara on a long-shot claim. She achieved a remarkable result, and distinguished herself with her professionalism, meticulousness and tenacity.”

CEO, Florida broker-dealer and investment banking firm

 .

CONTACT LARA

    

T: (305) 374-6621

EMORY, 02  |  HARVARD LAW, 05

Lara O’Donnell Grillo concentrates her practice in complex business litigation and arbitration, and appeals. Her experience includes the areas of fraud and securities, insurance and annuities, consumer finance and banking, environmental law, Indian law, criminal defense, and special investigations. She represents businesses, sovereign entities, and individuals in a range of complex matters, including extensive experience in appeals and class action defense. Lara has appellate experience in courts throughout the United States. She handles state and federal appeals primarily in the Florida District Courts of Appeal, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Florida Supreme Court, and the United States Supreme Court. Lara’s appellate practice includes merits and jurisdictional briefing, appellate petitions, extraordinary writs, interlocutory appeals, appeals related motions, and appellate mediation. She also submits amicus curiae briefs on behalf of clients and frequently handles court appointed appeals. Lara is fluent in Spanish.

Prior to joining Mark, Migdal & Hayden, Lara was of counsel at Berger Singerman, an associate at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, and clerked for the Honorable Peter T. Fay in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She also served as a legal intern in the Appellate division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.

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  • Florida’s Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Business Litigation, Appellate, 2014-2017
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
    – Co-Chair, Website and Social Media, Appellate Practice Committee (2015-present)
    – Chair, Professional and Social Networking, Appellate Practice Committee (2012-2015)
    – Case Notes Editor for the United States Supreme Court, Appellate Practice Committee (2011-2014)
    – Case Notes Editor for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, ABA Appellate Practice Committee (2008-2011)
  • Member, Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee
  • Nyah Project, Advisory Committee Member (2014-present)
  • Miami Dade College Law Center, Adjunct Professor, Legal Writing (2012)
  • Associate/Of Counsel, Berger Singerman LLP
  • Associate, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt LLP
  • Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Peter T. Fay, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Intern, Appellate Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

February 26, 2018 American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Appellate Practice Journal | (co-author)

“Dissents and the Executive Power: From Nazi Saboteurs to Guantanamo”


May 30, 2017   American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Appellate Practice Journal  |  (co-author)

“The Second Lives of Powerful Dissents”


August 24, 2015   American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Appellate Practice Journal

“Young Lawyers: Why You Should Take a Pro Bono Appeal”


July 13, 2015    Corporate Counsel |  (co-author)

“Derivative Cyberbreach Litigation: Mitigating Exposure”


May 13, 2015   Doing Business in Florida

“DOJ Outlines Cybersecurity Dos and Don’ts”


December 30, 2014 Hotel Business Review |  (co-author)

“Mitigating the Threat of Cybersecurity Litigation in an Ambiguous Regulatory Environment”


August 8, 2014 LAW 360  | (Quoted)

“11th Circ. Nears Full Strength As Nomination Backlog Eases”


July 1, 2014 American Bar Association |  (co-author)

“Criminal Appeals for the Mostly Civil Lawyer”


December 18, 2013 DRI Today |  (co-author)

“Judges in the Eleventh Circuit Take on Expanded Role in Regard to Expert Testimony”