Ephraim David Abreu represents clients involved in cross-border disputes, white collar matters, and complex commercial litigation. He has worked on cases pending before foreign, federal, and state courts and before the International Centre for the Settlement of Disputes (ICSID). Ephraim's multilingual abilities are a value-added resource in international matters and in corporate investigations concerning business operations in Latin America.
Prior to practicing law, Ephraim worked in international banking and held Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities licenses, which allows him to offer practical and insightful advice to clients on their cross-border regulatory responsibilities in anti-money laundering and securities matters. Ephraim also defends cases under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
As part of his pro bono practice, Ephraim has helped dozens of asylum seekers navigate the early stages of their cases through Jones Day's Laredo Project. He is active in the Firm's Constitutional Policing & Civil Justice Reform Initiative and the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force. Ephraim also serves as a judge for the Miami-Dade County Teen Court.
- Georgetown University (J.D. cum laude 2019; Global Law Scholar; American Criminal Law Review); Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) (Master's in Economic Law 2019); University of Miami (B.A. in Political Science magna cum laude 2014)
- Florida and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
- Intern, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), Division of Enforcement & Investigations (Fall 2017)
- Intern to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (Spring 2018)
- French, Portuguese, and Spanish