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Homer Bonner Jacobs is proud to announce that Adam Schwartz has been named a partner of the firm and chair of the firm’s white-collar group.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Mr. Schwartz routinely represents clients in securities litigation and securities-related regulatory enforcement matters before FINRA and the SEC. He also represents clients in white-collar criminal litigation, internal investigations, and health care, banking, education, class actions, and other complex civil litigation.

In 2013, Mr. Schwartz was appointed by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to represent indigent criminal defendants in federal court as a member of the district’s Criminal Justice Act Panel.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schwartz served as Senior Trial Counsel for the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. In this role, Mr. Schwartz served as lead counsel for the Commission in cases alleging violations of the federal securities laws against, among others, bank holding companies, private equity funds, hedge funds, investment advisers, public companies, and their respective executives.

Mr. Schwartz also served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. During his tenure as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Schwartz prosecuted a wide variety of cases, including a defense procurement fraud case, United States v. AEY, Inc., that was featured on the front page of The New York Times. Mr. Schwartz also prosecuted numerous health care fraud cases as a member of the Department of Justice’s Medicare Fraud Strike Force.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Schwartz clerked for Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and worked as a litigation associate in the New York office of an international law firm, where he litigated white-collar criminal, securities fraud, intellectual property, and commercial cases.

Mr. Schwartz graduated from Stanford Law School. He earned a B.S. summa cum laude with distinction in research from Cornell University.

Mr. Schwartz has been recognized as one of the “40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County” by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and has received awards from the U.S. Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, and Homeland Security for his work as a federal prosecutor.

Homer Bonner Jacobs is proud to announce that Howard S. Goldfarb has been named a partner of the firm.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Mr. Goldfarb handles a variety of complex business and commercial disputes, including federal and state court litigation, administrative proceedings, and commercial and consumer arbitrations. He represents clients in regulatory enforcement matters involving state and federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Mr. Goldfarb regularly advises clients on consumer protection issues, counsels businesses on advertising and marketing compliance with state and federal law, and defends clients against consumer-oriented class actions and false advertising claims involving allegations of unfair and deceptive trade practices. He also represents clients in employment disputes, including litigation and arbitration under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state and federal discrimination laws.

Since 2011, Mr. Goldfarb has been recognized each year as a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers.

Mr. Goldfarb joined Homer Bonner Jacobs as an associate in 2005 after earning his J.D. cum laude from the University of Florida College of Law. Between his second and third years of law school, Mr. Goldfarb was a summer law clerk with the firm. In 2002, Mr. Goldfarb earned his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Florida.

Homer Bonner Jacobs hosting a fundraiser to support the reelection campaign of Judge Rosa Rodriguez

Monday, November 2, 2015

Please join us in supporting Judge Rosa Rodriguez on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., in our offices:
Homer Bonner Jacobs, 1200 Four Seasons Tower, 1441 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida 33131

Please RSVP to cjimenez@homerbonner.com

Please click on the following link to view the event flyer:
Judge Rosa Rodriguez Fundraiser Flyer

Homer Bonner Jacobs hosting a fundraiser to support the reelection campaign of Judge Laura Stuzin

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Please join us in supporting Judge Laura Stuzin on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., in our offices:

Homer Bonner Jacobs, 1200 Four Seasons Tower, 1441 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida 33131

Judge Stuzin is a Miami native and UM Law graduate, who began her legal career as a Miami-Dade County State’s Attorney before moving to private practice. Appointed to the bench this year by Governor Scott, Judge Stuzin is, we believe, destined for great heights. Please join us in supporting her public service on September 29!

Please RSVP to cjimenez@homerbonner.com

Please click on the following link to view the event flyer:
Judge Laura Stuzin Fundraiser Flyer

Homer Bonner Jacobs hosting a fundraiser to support the reelection campaign of Judge Robert Luck

Monday, August 31, 2015

Please join us in supporting Judge Robert Luck on September 10, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., in our offices:
Homer Bonner Jacobs, 1200 Four Seasons Tower, 1441 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131

Judge Luck is a dedicated public servant. He began his service as a law clerk to Judge Carnes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He then served as deputy chief at the U.S. Attorney’s Office before being appointed to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida. At each stop, Judge Luck distinguished himself with his keen intellect, hard work, and good cheer. His career of public service deserves our support. Hope to see you on September 10!

Please RSVP to cjimenez@homerbonner.com

Please click on the following link to view the event flyer:
Judge Robert Luck Fundraiser Flyer

Counsel Adam Schwartz is quoted in the Sun-Sentinel

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Counsel Adam Schwartz is quoted in the Sun-Sentinel regarding criminal charges filed against four South Florida men accused of fraudulently soliciting elderly investors  with a claim that their money would be used to develop a new laser technology for the National Football League.   The article can be viewed here.