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David B Weinstein

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David Weinstein has an active civil and white-collar litigation practice, with an emphasis on business, environmental, real estate, health care, and other challenging matters. In the civil context, he represents clients in class actions, mass torts, and other complex litigation. David also represents organizations and individuals in federal, state, and local criminal investigations. In both the civil and criminal areas, David has experience assisting clients with developing and implementing crisis management and public relations strategies. He has significant "first-chair" trial experience in jury and non-jury trials, as well as arbitrations. David is chair of Greenberg Traurig's Environmental & Toxic Torts Litigation Practice and the Tampa managing shareholder.

United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Greenberg Traurig LLP’s practice is co-chaired by John Pappalardo in Boston, Marc Mukasey in New York and Miami’s Jacqueline Becerra. Mukasey is acting as lead trial lawyer for Michael Gramins, a former executive at Nomura Securities, in a high-profile mortgage-backed securities fraud case, leading to no conviction. Tampa’s David Weinstein is noted for his ‘ability to navigate complicated international cases involving multiple jurisdictions and regulators’; he is representing Daniela Casadei, a former Swiss banker indicted in the US for alleged conspiracy to commit tax fraud. Weinstein also represents a major non-profit in a DOJ investigation into its accounts, resulting in no criminal charges or civil lawsuits. Felicia Manno is also recommended for healthcare-related criminal matters.

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Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense

The department at Greenberg Traurig LLP represents manufacturers in product liability, class action and mass tort litigation in the chemical products and environmental tort areas. In Tampa, practice head David Weinstein and Christopher Torres continue to defend Mosaic Fertilizer in several environmental lawsuits, including a putative class action arising from a 65m gallon release of process water during hurricane Frances. Chicago-based Francis Citera leads the defense of Lockheed Martin against personal injury and property damage claims, allegedly resulting from the contamination of the residential well water in Wedron, Illinois. David Mandelbaum in Philadelphia co-chairs the firm’s environmental practice with New York-based Steven Russo. Glatfelter and Tri-Realty are also clients of the firm.

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United States: Industry focus

Environment: litigation

Within: Environment: litigation

Greenberg Traurig LLP is experienced in complex civil and criminal environmental matters. The team acted for a responsible party in connection with one of the largest contaminated sediment Superfund sites in the US. The group also defended Mosaic Fertilizer against a putative class action (filed by commercial fishermen and others), arising from a 65 million gallon release of process water into a bay during a hurricane. The department heads are Miami-based Kerri Barsh, Philadelphia’s David Mandelbaum and Tampa managing shareholder David Weinstein. Notable Denver advisers include Troy Eid, the former US Attorney for the District of Colorado, Paul Seby, and Christopher Neumann. Caleb Holmes is a notable Philadelphia contact and Francis Citera in Chicago co-chairs the products liability and mass torts litigation group.

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Environment: regulatory

Within: Environment: regulatory

Greenberg Traurig LLP’s departmental heads are Miami-based Kerri Barsh, Philadelphia’s David Mandelbaum and Tampa managing shareholder David Weinstein. Barsh led advice to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, regarding the environmental permits for the Miami International Boat Show.

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