Jonathan Etra

Partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Jonathan Etra

Jonathan Etra

Partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Biography

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Jonathan Etra represents business clients in complex litigation matters, with an emphasis on the prosecution and defense of civil racketeering, fraud, receiverships, and partnership disputes.

His practice also includes white-collar criminal defense, regulatory matters, and Bank Secrecy Act compliance.

Etra handles litigation at the trial and appellate level in federal and state court and in arbitration.

He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he investigated, prosecuted, and tried cases involving securities fraud, tax fraud, bank fraud, health care fraud, asset forfeiture, and organized crime. He also participated in the U.S. Department of Justice’s terrorism investigations following September 11th.

Etra argued appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and he served as a Trial Instructor at the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Trial Training Seminar.

During his 6 years as a federal prosecutor, Etra’s more significant trials included the prosecution of the nation’s first racketeering case involving the infiltration of the mortgage lending industry by a La Cosa Nostra organized crime family, the prosecution of a foreign national arising out of the kidnapping of a former Soviet minister, the prosecution of a foreign national for assault of a Foreign Minister just outside the United Nations, and the prosecution of a foreign national for participating in an anthrax hoax in the wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11.

He is a frequent legal commentator in the media.

Etra was recognized as a “Florida Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine in 2013-2017. He was also recognized by his peers in Florida Trend Magazine’s “Florida Legal Elite” in 2013.

He holds an AV® Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, achieving the rating agency’s highest marks for both competency and ethics.

Etra is involved in various community and professional organizations. He serves as Chairman of the Family Resource Center and on the Board of Directors of the American Jewish Committee, South Florida.

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Executive Director at Family Resource Center of South Florida, Inc.

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Founding & Managing Partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

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Partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1991

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

BA in Political Science
Class of 1988

Columbia College Chicago is an international leader and recognized pioneer in arts and media education. With over 120 years of deep experience teaching creative students to develop authentic voices and meaningful skills, Columbia graduates are fully prepared to launch sustainable careers in the visual, performing, media and communication arts. Their educational philosophy is rooted in the essential wedding of theory with practice. Their students are immersed in a creative learning environment designed to give them ample opportunity to test and perfect their art, craft or practice, while grounding them in a rigorous academic curriculum that provides broad context and the intellectual, analytical and creative capacity to succeed in their chosen fields.

Career History
Partner
Current

Nelson Mullins Broad & Cassel is a private company headquartered in the United States, with subsidiaries in US. The firm provides legal service.

Assistant Attorney
Prior

The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York represents the United States and its agencies in civil and criminal litigation before the United States District Court and in proceedings before the United States Bankruptcy Court, as well as on appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The Office is led by United States Attorney Preet Bharara and is comprised of a Criminal Division, Civil Division, and White Plains Division that is part of the Criminal Division. The Office has more than 220 Assistant United States Attorneys who are supported by our Administrative and support staff.

Awards & Honors
2013
Florida Trend Magazine - Florida's Legal Elite
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