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Eliot Pedrosa is a first-chair litigator and trial lawyer with over 20 years of experience representing businesses in complex and challenging products liability and commercial litigation.

Eliot has first chaired more than a dozen products liability jury trials including as lead trial counsel for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and one of its predecessors in smoking and health cases throughout Florida since 2008. In addition to serving as one of the company's first-chair trial lawyers, for nearly a decade, Eliot managed over one thousand cases as jurisdictional lead for South Florida.

Eliot has also led trial teams in numerous commercial jury trials and arbitrations involving M&A, software licensing, broadcast media rights, and international commercial transactions. A native Spanish speaker, Eliot has in-depth knowledge of Latin American law and finance, having recently completed a term as the Senate-confirmed Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank. He also often counsels and defends clients in connection with investigations by regulatory and law enforcement agencies, and earlier in his career he served in the SEC's Enforcement Division, investigating violations of the federal securities laws.

Throughout his career, Eliot has provided pro bono legal services in high-profile matters including representing human trafficking victims, an unaccompanied minor seeking asylum, and bringing a First Amendment challenge to a ban on the use of a stadium loudspeaker for a prayer at a high school game between two private, Christian schools. In 2022, Eliot was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court to Florida's Judicial Management Council, a body that advises the Florida Supreme Court on the administration of the judicial branch.

Speaking Engagements

  • February 7, 2023
    Speaker, The Americas Roundtable: The Pathway Towards Sustainable Development and Investment in 2023