RodrigoDaSilva

Rodrigo Da Silva is an intellectually fearless attorney with a versatile and resourceful legal background. Prior to launching his own law firm in 2014, Mr. Da Silva worked for international law firms for several years in New York and Florida.

Mr. Da Silva’s practice is limited to fraud and commercial litigation including employment discrimination and wage and hour claims, international litigation and arbitration, onshore and offshore asset recovery, recognition and enforcement of foreign and domestic judgments and arbitral awards, post-judgment litigation including proceedings supplementary to execution, asset tracing, recognition and representation of domestic and foreign office holders (i.e., liquidators, judicial administrators, receivers, and/or trustees) under Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, e-discovery, applications for discovery in aid of pending or reasonably contemplated foreign litigation and arbitration under 28 U.S.C. § 1782, U.S. immigration matters (immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, investor petitions, and asylum), residential and commercial real estate transactions, and act as local counsel to out-of-state parties.

Mr. Da Silva approaches his practice with personal ties with Latin America. Born and raised in Uruguay, he is a native Spanish speaker and has spent considerable time in the region. Mr. Da Silva also works extensively on matters originating in Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese.

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Published Decisions:

  • Comparelli v. República Bolivariana de Venezuela, 891 F.3d 1311 (11th Cir. 2018) (order reviving $70 million lawsuit against Venezuela and its state-owned petrochemicals company, Pequiven, for expropriating two Venezuelan companies in violation of international law).
  • CJM Partners, LLC v. Minerva Di Giacomo, 187 So. 3d 877 (Fla. 3d DCA 2016) (holding a trial court’s issuance of a temporary injunction without setting a bond and requiring its posting was an abuse of discretion).
  • In re Pimenta, 942 F. Supp. 2d 1282 (S.D. Fla. 2013) (order denying motion to quash subpoenas filed by the targets of an international asset tracing investigation pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782).
  • Sallah v. Worldwide Clearing, LLC, 10-62264-CIV, 2012 WL 399209 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 7, 2012) (order granting Receiver’s motions for summary judgment against net winner fraudulent transferees of a Ponzi scheme).
  • Sallah ex rel. MRT LLC v. Worldwide Clearing, LLC, et al., 860 F. Supp. 2d 1329 (S.D. Fla. 2011) (order denying various motions to dismiss fraudulent transfers and unjust enrichment claims by a Receiver prosecuting claims in connection with a $50 million Ponzi scheme).

Speaking Engagements:

  • AIJA’s 2018 Annual Congress on Globalization, The Modern International Family: At Home, At Work, Abroad (Brussels, Belgium, September 2018)
  • C-5 Conference on Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery, Master Class — How to Overcome the Challenges Posed by Data Privacy and Data Protection Laws when Conducting Fraud Investigations (Miami, USA, November 2013).
  • AIJA’s 2011 Half-Year Congress on Bribery & Corruption, Recovery of Stolen National Wealth: Time for a New Model? (São Paulo, Brazil, November 2011)

Professional Memberships:

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • International Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Dade County Bar Association

Education:

  • J.D., Pace University School of Law, 2010, cum laude
  • B.A., Monroe College, 2004, cum laude