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Eliot Pedrosa is a first-chair litigator and trial lawyer with more than 20 years of experience representing businesses in complex litigation, and he serves as head of litigation for the Firm's Miami Office.

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 more than 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. Eliot also provides pro bono legal services in high-profile matters including representing human trafficking victims and bringing a First Amendment challenge on behalf of a private, Christian school.

In 2022, the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court appointed Eliot to Florida's Judicial Management Council, a 15-member panel that advises the Florida Supreme Court on the administration of the judicial branch in Florida.


  • Atlas Air defeats mass-action litigation in federal court over its COVID-19 vaccine policiesJones Day successfully secured complete dismissal of a mass-action litigation brought against Atlas Air, Inc. and its senior executives challenging Atlas's COVID-19 policies.
  • Swander Pace Capital sells Patriot Pickle to H.I.G. CapitalJones Day advised Swander Pace Capital in the sale of Patriot Pickle, a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality refrigerated pickles across the United States to restaurant chains, supermarkets, and delis, to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital.
    • February 7, 2023
      Speaker, The Americas Roundtable: The Pathway Towards Sustainable Development and Investment in 2023