Angela C. de Cespedes

Partner at Akerman LLP

Angela C. de Cespedes

Angela C. de Cespedes

Partner at Akerman LLP

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Angela de Cespedes is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. An experienced trial attorney, she has multi-state and international experience in complex tort and commercial litigation. Businesses and institutions enlist Angela to defend allegations involving business disputes, premises liability, products liability, trade secret, employment, and to manage crisis situations in an effort to circumvent litigation, collect and preserve evidence/data in the event of an investigation/litigation, and liaison with government agencies and other third parties to minimize risk and avoid unjustified public perception.

Angela’s expansive practice includes the representation of a diverse base of clients including commercial property owners, hotel owners, developers and operators, food services providers, professional sports leagues, professional sports teams, stadiums and arenas, social media companies, software companies, educational institutions, global supply chain companies, apparel manufacturers, suppliers and distributors, chemical manufacturers and distributors, and insurance companies.

A thought leader in the use of social media and online content in the defense and prosecution of litigation, Angela frequently lectures and is a noted author on the impact of social media and online content on litigation, lawyer ethics, and in the workplace. She is also a prominent speaker and author who provides training to clients on the subjects of crisis/incident management and data/evidence retention. Most recently she participated in the creation and filming of a groundbreaking new e-learning course covering various areas of data/evidence collection and preservation called “Sources and Phases of eDiscovery Data,” the only Professional Certificate in this area bestowed by an accredited law school in the United States.

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Partner at Akerman LLP
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JD
Class of 2001

Boston University School of Law (BU Law) is the law school affiliated with Boston University. It is the second-oldest law school in Massachusetts and one of the first law schools in the country to admit students regardless of race or gender. It is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools and a charter member of the American Bar Association.

B.A.
Class of 1998

A private research university with more than 15,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond. Led by President Donna E. Shalala, the University comprises 12 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs. In 2012, U.S.News & World Report ranked UM No. 44 in its “Best Colleges” listings, the fourth year in a row it has been among the top 50, and it continued to be the highest ranked school in Florida. U.S. News also cited several of its programs in “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” Established in 1925 during the region’s famous real estate boom, UM is a major research university engaged in $360 million in research and sponsored program expenditures a year. While the majority of this work is housed at the Miller School of Medicine, investigators conduct dozens of studies in other areas, including marine science, engineering, education, and psychology

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

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American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) is the leading organization for lawyers representing plaintiffs in the United States. AAJ states that it "promotes justice and fairness for injured persons, safeguards victims' rights--particularly the right to trial by jury--and strengthens the civil justice system through education and disclosure of information critical to public health and safety. It provides information and professional assistance to its members. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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Current

Akerman LLP is a private company headquartered in the United States specializing in legal services.

Partner
2018 - Current

Shutts & Bowen LLP is an Am Law 200 Florida-based law firm with over 240 attorneys in seven offices in the State of Florida and one office in Europe. Shutts & Bowen was founded in 1910.

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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF GREATER MIAMI IS THE PREMIER MENTORING ORGANIZATION THAT SEEKS TO STRENGTHEN, DEVELOP AND SECURE OUR FUTURE BY MATCHING VULNERABLE AT RISK CHILDREN WITH COMMITTED BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS WHO PROVIDE THEIR TIME AND TALENTS TO MENTOR THEM, HELPING THEM BECOME PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS.

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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF GREATER MIAMI IS THE PREMIER MENTORING ORGANIZATION THAT SEEKS TO STRENGTHEN, DEVELOP AND SECURE OUR FUTURE BY MATCHING VULNERABLE AT RISK CHILDREN WITH COMMITTED BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS WHO PROVIDE THEIR TIME AND TALENTS TO MENTOR THEM, HELPING THEM BECOME PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS.

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Angela C. de Cespedes is affiliated with Akerman LLP, Shutts & Bowen LLP, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami

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