John Arrastia, Jr. P.A.
786 871 5680
Mr. Arrastia’s primary areas of practice include domestic and international litigation, arbitrations and appeals, with a focus on business disputes of every nature, including breach of contract and commercial torts, bad faith and fiduciary duty claims, and financial regulatory violations. This representation includes claims brought by state and federal governments for civil, criminal, and quasi-criminal violations of anti-money laundering, FDA, and other regulatory schemes. Mr. Arrastia has represented various Fortune 500 companies, as well as smaller publicly-traded and privately-held companies and their principals. He is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer, acting as the lead attorney in jury and bench trials, arbitrations, and dispositive motions. He is also a member of the Panel of Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association. He was formerly a partner of Adorno & Yoss LLP, a National Law Journal 250 law firm. Mr. Arrastia is fluent in Spanish. EXPERIENCE • Named a “Top Lawyer” in categories of litigation and international; 2007 edition of South Florida Legal Guide • Represented multiple Fortune 50 companies in multi-million dollar class action suits claiming of violations of Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act • Representation of domestic and international financial institutions charged with regulatory violations relating to consumer protection laws, anti-money laundering compliance matters, and asset forfeiture issues • Extensive representation in the prosecution and defense of claims of misappropriation of trade secrets, including the largest such action ever filed in Florida • Represented defrauded domestic and international companies and victims of embezzlement, including a seizure of more than $10 million • Represented major manufacturers and major international companies regarding corporate governance, breach of insider duty, and self-dealing • Enforcement of covenants-not-to compete, non-disclosure agreements, and confidentiality agreements, including a $17.2 million jury verdict • Representation of various industries, including telecommunications, finance, mortgage, real estate, banking, import/export, biotech, and construction EDUCATION INVOLVEMENT • Member, American Bar Association (Business Law and Litigation sections; Co-Chair of ADR Subcommittee of Business and Commercial Litigation Committee) • Member, Dade County Bar Association (International Law Committee) • Member, Cuban American Bar Association • Admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Courts for Florida • L.L.M., with high honors, Cambridge University (1996) • J.D., with honors, University of Florida (1995) • B.A., University of Notre Dame (1986)