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United States

Rivero Mestre LLP

Miami

Main Office Address

Miami
2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Suite 1000
Miami, FL 3314
Other Offices

Primary Contact Lawyers

Jorge Mestre
Andrés Rivero

Firm Profile

Rivero Mestre LLP

For more than seventeen years, Rivero Mestre has been laser-focused on practicing business litigation at the highest levels. We have been counsel on some of the largest cases in the world. Our low volume of truly complex matters allows us to provide unparalleled quality. We know that at the heart of every one of our law suits, there is a knotty business problem. And, we come up with creative solutions you won’t find anywhere else.

We don’t get hired to tell our clients what won’t work—we tell them what will. Our clients have called us “game changers” and tell us that we “punch above our weight.” Don’t take out word for it—see for yourself. Below are a few examples of our recent work.

  • When a Chevron lawyer, Rodrigo Pérez Pallares, came under criminal investigation in Ecuador because of a $100 billion environmental claim against the company, he had to leave his country, effectively exiled. We were hired to get him home. The solution lay in gathering discovery through the cutting-edge use of little-known 28 U.S.C. § 1782 discovery in the United States. We successfully pursued 1782 actions in numerous federal district courts. As a result, we gathered millions of documents and hundreds of hours of outtakes from the movie Crude (a documentary about the litigation), which we did, in part, by getting a ruling from the Second Circuit ordering the filmmaker to immediately turn over the outtakes. The documents and the outtakes revealed compelling evidence of Mr. Pérez’s innocence, which we turned into a motion to dismiss. We got Mr. Pérez home.
  • When the top former directors and officers of Westernbank Puerto Rico—once the 46th largest commercial bank in the United States—came under FDIC investigation, they needed and expected their D&O insurer to pay their defense. Their prospects dimmed when the insurer declined coverage. After negotiations failed, we sued, arguing that the insurer could not hide behind the “Insured v. Insured” exclusion. Within the year, we obtained a federal district court order requiring the insurer to fund the D&Os’ defense of the third-largest FDIC lawsuit in the Great Recession, and then obtained another order requiring the insurer to pay the fees and costs for the coverage litigation because their position had been frivolous all along.
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • International Litigation & Arbitration
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Internal Investigations
  • White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Appellate Practice & Trial Support

International Directories

Awards and Recommendations

  • Rivero Mestre was honored by The American Lawyer as a winner of a Global Legal Award for its work on the Chevron v. Donziger case in the category of Global Dispute of the Year: U.S. Fraud Litigation.
  • Rivero Mestre has earned a firm ranking in Chambers USA in General Litigation (Florida). Andrés Rivero and Jorge A. Mestre have also been individually identified as "Leaders in their Field."
  • Rivero Mestre was honored with Chevron Law Function’s Law Firm Diversity Recognition Award. The award recognizes Chevron's law firm partners that have distinguished themselves by demonstrating their commitment to diversity.
  • Rivero Mestre has for years been ranked as a Tier 1 law firm in White-Collar Governmental Investigations and White-Collar Litigation by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®.