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Christopher Cavallo

Of Counsel

2 South Biscayne Blvd.
21st Floor
Miami, FL 33131
chris.cavallo@nelsonmullins.com

Christopher Cavallo focuses his practice in the areas of white collar defense & government investigations, receiverships, and complex commercial litigation. He is experienced in representing corporations and individuals in a wide-range of white collar matters, including grand jury investigations, sentencing hearings, and regulatory proceedings. Mr. Cavallo’s practice also includes representing clients in complex litigations, including...

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Christopher Cavallo focuses his practice in the areas of white collar defense & government investigations, receiverships, and complex commercial litigation. He is experienced in representing corporations and individuals in a wide-range of white collar matters, including grand jury investigations, sentencing hearings, and regulatory proceedings. Mr. Cavallo’s practice also includes representing clients in complex litigations, including civil RICO, business and partnership disputes, and federal court receiverships. He has been with the Firm since 2010 when he was first hired as a summer associate.

civil RICO, business and partnership disputes, and federal court receiverships. He has been with the Firm since 2010 when he was first hired as a summer associate.

Christopher Cavallo focuses his practice in the areas of white collar defense & government investigations, receiverships, and complex commercial litigation. He is experienced in representing corporations and individuals in a wide-range of white collar matters, including grand jury investigations, sentencing hearings, and regulatory proceedings. Mr. Cavallo’s practice also includes representing clients in complex litigations, including... civil RICO, business and partnership disputes, and federal court receiverships. He has been with the Firm since 2010 when he was first hired as a summer associate.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Experience

  • Represented the former officer of a public company, and the main target in largest federal grand jury investigation in the investigating district’s history, in which the government alleged losses exceeding $1 billion; represented same former officer in parallel SEC investigation and civil litigations. U.S. Attorney’s Office declined prosecution and matter resolved with civil settlement.
  • Represented client in suit against her former husband for fraud and intentional failure to disclose material assets during divorce proceedings. Obtained $50 million judgment for client.
  • Represented victim of securities fraud in lawsuit against perpetrators; defense pleadings stricken due to discovery fraud, perjury, and witness tampering.
  • Represented client charged with Lacey Act violation for retail sale of wildlife product. Argued for downward variance from sentencing guideline range of 18-24 months; client sentenced to three years’ probation.
  • Represented former officers of public company in defense of civil RICO claims exceeding $1 billion in alleged damages.
  • Represented Bahamian clients in customs investigation and asset seizure. Recovered majority of clients’ seized assets.
  • Represented Iranian client in investigation and forfeiture proceedings initiated by U.S. Attorney’s Office. Successfully recovered all of client’s assets.
  • Represented federal court receiver in lawsuits arising from a failed $500 million hedge fund.
  • Represented federal court receiver in lawsuits arising from multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme.
  • Represented federal court receiver in lawsuit arising from operation of fraudulent stock transfer entities.
  • Represented victim of New York-based Ponzi scheme in FINRA arbitration.
  • Represented various financial institutions in connection with grand jury subpoenas and preparing witnesses for trial.
  • Represented numerous other clients in cases involving complex, large-scale productions in response to grand jury and other government issued subpoenas.

Educational Activities

  • University of Miami School of Law
    • Volunteered with the HOPE (Helping Others Through Pro Bono Efforts)

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, JD (2011)
    • Vice President, Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board
  • Siena College, BA, Economics (2008)

Admissions

  • Florida

Practice Areas

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  • Parish Council Member, Assumption Catholic Church
  • Jubilee Committee Co-Chair, Assumption Catholic Church
  • Co-Founder and Board Member, Young Catholic Couples of Broward County
  • Committee Member, 4KIDS of South Florida, twentyfive40
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