Stephanie Moncada Gomez is an attorney in Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton’s complex litigation department and international practice. Her experience includes representing international clients in matters brought in U.S. federal and state courts. Recently, Stephanie successfully first-chaired a breach of contract bench trial, where she obtained a favourable monetary judgment for her clients. She was also part of the team that represented two Cuban-born Americans in a federal lawsuit against Carnival Cruise Lines, for violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminating against a class on the basis of national origin. Ultimately, Cuba changed its policy of banning Cuban-born individuals from traveling to Cuba by ship, and now Cuban-born Americans can book and go on Carnival’s cruises to Cuba.
Stephanie received her B.A. with honors from the University of Miami, where she was President of the Pre-Law Advisory Club. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While in law school, she was the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy and the Chair of Intramural Competitions of the University of Florida Trial Team.
Stephanie was the ABA Law Student Division President, a 2013 Public Interest Law Fellow and received the Pro Bono Project Outstanding Achievement Award. During law school, Stephanie interned for U.S. District Court Judge Patricia A. Seitz in the Southern District of Florida. She was a Certified Legal Intern in the Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinic Juvenile Law Section where she represented juveniles in delinquency and dependency matters. Currently, Stephanie is committed to the pro bono representation of juveniles in immigration and dependency proceedings.
In 2014, Stephanie was the Executive Director Assistant of the Electronic Discovery Project and was published in the Florida Bar Journal – Streamlining and Modernizing Florida’s Pre-litigation Preservation Standard: Modern Technology Demands a Modern Solution, 88 Fla. B.J. 5 (2014).
Stephanie has been involved in the Dade Legal Aid Leadership Academy (Inaugural Class), the Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Judicial Outreach Committee and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers’ Judicial Reception Committee. Stephanie is involved in the following professional associations:
- Federal Bar Association International Law Section, Vice Chair
- Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter
- Hispanic National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Board Member
Stephanie is fluent in Spanish, has limited proficiency in French and works with the firm’s international client base.
What's trending with Stephanie
The family of the former owners of a Cuban bank seized by Fidel Castro's government nearly six decades ago sued Societe Generale for approximately $792 million (£633 million), saying the French bank owes damages for circumventing U.S. sanctions against Cuba.
Los propietarios por legado de un banco cubano nacionalizado demandaron para recuperar pérdidas causadas por Société Génerale SA, que en noviembre resolvió las acusaciones en EE.UU. de que el banco francés ayudó a Cuba a evadir las sanciones económicas estadounidenses.
Heirs of a bank that was seized by Fidel Castro's government in 1960 — and then used as Cuba’s national bank — claimed in Florida federal court Wednesday that Société Générale SA ignored U.S. embargoes, profiting by doing business with the bank, and should pay back $792 million in damages.
The fully executed contract is ready for signatures. All too often, however, the end is not near. Instead, the game of chess begins. With the commercial and real estate markets in flux, more real estate litigation is happening because buyers and sellers are trying to back out of closings. To help prevent an escape hatch, prepare beforehand and draft the most airtight contract possible.
Two Cuban-born Americans accusing Carnival Corp. of civil rights violations for barring Cuban-born consumers from its new cruises to the once off-limits country dropped their proposed class action Thursday, citing recent changes in Carnival's booking policy and Cuban law.
With the commercial and real estate markets in flux, more real estate litigation is happening because buyers and sellers are trying to back out of closings. To help prevent an escape hatch, prepare beforehand and draft the most airtight contract possible.
You have your buyer and you have a fully executed contract … your game of chess has just begun. The unpredictability of the commercial and real estate markets has caused an uptick in real estate litigation from buyers and sellers trying to back out of closings.
In the last four months, two historic trips marked a step toward normalizing relations between the United States and the Republic of Cuba. On May 1, 2016, the first cruise traveled to Cuba in nearly 40 years. On Aug. 31, 2016, the first regularly scheduled flight flew from the United States to Cuba in more than 50 years.
In her role as Vice Chair of the International Law Section, Gomez will help organize a variety of speaker programs on various international legal subjects, help those in foreign countries gain access to top legal talent in the United States and promote the causes of peace, democracy and human rights everywhere.
At Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, Gomez serves in the firm’s complex litigation department and international practice, focusing her practice on representing international clients in matters brought in U.S. federal and state courts. Gomez also has an active pro bono practice focused on representation of juveniles in immigration and dependency proceedings.
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton is a complex commercial litigation firm founded in 1982 that focuses its practice on bet-the-company commercial cases, class actions, healthcare and bankruptcy matters.