León Cosgrove

James R. Bryan

JIM BRYAN IS A PARTNER AT LEÓN COSGROVE, LLC WHO REPRESENTS BOTH PLAINTIFFS AND DEFENDANTS IN SIGNIFICANT LITIGATION ACROSS THE COUNTRY. MR. BRYAN FOCUSES HIS PRACTICE ON COMPLEX COMMERCIAL LITIGATION MATTERS, INCLUDING BUSINESS DISPUTES, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, ANTITRUST, TORTS, SECURITIES, HEALTHCARE, EMPLOYMENT, AND CLASS ACTIONS.

While growing up helping to run his family’s security business, Mr. Bryan learned the values of hard work, responsibility, and paying attention to the unique concerns of each client. He uses that experience on a daily basis to provide his clients with personal attention and first-class legal representation.

Mr. Bryan has participated in numerous high-stakes litigation matters spanning many industries, including financial services, technology, agriculture, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, and real estate. For example, he served on the litigation team that obtained an unprecedented recovery for investors in high-profile litigation relating to one of the largest Ponzi schemes in American history. See Razorback Funding, LLC v. Scott W. Rothstein, Case No. 09-062943 (07) (Broward County Complex Litigation Unit).

Mr. Bryan started his legal career as a federal law clerk to the Hon. William P. Dimitrouleas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. After his clerkship, he practiced at Boies, Schiller, and Flexner, LLP, a national litigation boutique, where he worked on high-profile litigation matters for a number of the firm’s institutional clients. Prior to joining León Cosgrove, LLC, Mr. Bryan practiced at Kozyak, Tropin and Throckmorton, P.A, a Miami litigation boutique, where he gained first-hand experience running complex commercial litigation cases and handling everything from initial case evaluation to final appeals.

Representations

Dot (SR), Inc. v. Telesur, Case No. 11-CA-000829 (Circuit Court in Lee County, Florida): Represented a foreign telecommunications company against allegations that the company breached an agreement with a Florida company relating to the rights to market and sell Internet domain names resulting in alleged damages totaling $100 million.

In re: American Express Anti-Steering Rules Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2221 (E.D.N.Y.): Part of the litigation team that represented American Express in a class action brought by merchants for alleged violations of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act relating to American Express’s Anti-Steering Rules.

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Brookshire Brothers, Ltd. v. Chiquita Brands International,
Inc.
, Case No. 05-CIV-21962 (S.D. Fla.): Part of the litigation team that represented Fresh Del Monte against a class action of both direct and indirect purchasers alleging that Fresh Del Monte conspired with Chiquita, Dole, and Noboa to fix the worldwide price of bananas.

In re: Fresh Del Monte Pineapples Antitrust Litigation, No. 04-md-1628 (RMB) (MHD), 2009 WL 3241401 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 30, 2009), aff’d, 407 Fed. Appx. 520 (2d Cir. 2010): Part of the litigation team that defended Fresh Del Monte in a $1 billion antitrust class action relating to a pineapple variety called Del Monte Gold, the pineapple of choice in supermarkets today, which resulted in summary judgment in favor of Fresh Del Monte.

Florida Pediatric Society v. Holly Benson, Case No. 05-23037 (S.D. Fla.): Part of the litigation team that represented a certified class of 1.5 million children seeking to enforce federal Medicaid rights in federal court in Florida, specifically injunctive relief to increase access to and timeliness of medical and dental care for Florida children.

Federated Department Stores, Inc. v. Federated Department Stores Insurance Co., Inc., Case No. 06-22147 (S.D. Fla.): Part of the litigation team that represented a syndicate of
reinsurers relating to damages caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma to Macy’s department stores in Florida.

The SCO Group, Inc. v. IBM, Case No. 03:CV0294DAK (D. Utah): Part of the litigation team that represented a technology company involved in a high-profile lawsuit over the rights to computer source code.

Gastaldi v. Sunvest Resort Communities, Case No. 08-62076 (S.D. Fla.): Part of the litigation team that represented purchasers of condominium units against a developer and sports academy relating to allegations who alleged that the developer and sports academy used unfair and deceptive trade practices in selling the units.

Pain Clinic of Northwest Florida, Inc. v. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., Case No. 12-49371 CA 40 (Miami-Dade County Complex Business Court): Part of the litigation team that represented a putative class of physicians against a provider of electronic health records (“EHR”) software relating to alleged defects within the EHR software.

In re: Oil Spill by “Deepwater Horizon,” (MDL No. 2179): Part of the litigation team that represented business owners and condominium organizations injured by the BP Oil Spill in
the Gulf of Mexico before litigation was consolidated in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Rand, Case No. 11-MC-22916 (S.D. Fla.): Represented an accounting executive in a third-party subpoena action brought to compel Lennar Homes to produce information relating to the manner in which it accounted for sale-leaseback agreements.

Miller v. Dyadic International, Inc., Case No. 07-80948 (S.D. Fla.): Part of the litigation team that represented a class of investors alleging securities fraud by Dyadic and its executives.

Pandora Jewelers 1995, Inc. v. Pandora Jewelry, LLC, Case No. 09-CV-61499 (S.D. Fla.): Part of the litigation team that represented Pandora Jewelry against allegations of trademark infringement, unfair competition, and tortious interference with a business relationship relating to cosmetic jewelry.

Zenith Products Corp. v. Design Home Solutions, LLC, Case No. 10-CV-61074 (S.D. Fla.): Part of the litigation team that represented the owner of a patent relating to curved
shower rods.

Sabra International, Inc. v. Hernandez, Case No. 09-79752 CA 25 (Miami-Dade Circuit Court): Represented importers and exporters of lumber from South America suing former
controller for alleged improper conversion and a breach of fiduciary duty.

Yee v. General Home Management, Ltd., Case No. 09-92187 CA 10 (Miami-Dade Circuit Court): Defended the management company of the Setai Hotel against allegations concerning its rental marketing program.

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Garcia, Case No. 12-35361 CA 01 (Miami-Dade Circuit Court): Represented owner of condominium unit against condominium association in obtaining a foreclosure surplus.

Apuzzo v. South Cat Cay Properties (Bahamas), Case No. 11-19573 CA24 (Miami-Dade Circuit Court): Represented an investor in property in the Bahamas suing the developer for breach of contract.