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Four Carlton Fields Attorneys Elected to Shareholder

Carlton Fields is pleased to announce the election of four new shareholders in various offices and practice and industry groups at the firm’s 2021 Annual Meeting held virtually this month.

Of Counsel Elected to Shareholder:

Gene Rossi (Washington, D.C. Office) leverages the skills he honed in nearly three decades as a federal prosecutor to concentrate on matters related to white collar criminal defense and government investigations. During his U.S. Department of Justice career, Rossi had more than 110 federal trials, including an unprecedented 90 jury trials, in U.S. district and bankruptcy courts. From 1989 to 2001, he worked in the Tax Division. In 2001, he became an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, where he led and supervised a vast array of significant investigations involving the opioid crisis, drug trafficking, murder, health care, tax, immigration, public corruption, terrorism, and the environment. Rossi also served as deputy chief of the Narcotics Unit, and later as chief of the Specials Unit. He earned his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center; his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law; and his B.A, cum laude, from Fairfield University.

Associates Elected to Shareholder:

Ashley C. Drumm (West Palm Beach Office) is a trial lawyer who represents global and national companies in mass tort and product liability litigation. A key portion of her practice is advising clients on medical causation and expert development, crafting scientific defenses in a wide array of toxic exposure cases. Drumm is counsel for a global chemical company in its asbestos personal injury and wrongful death cases in South Florida and plays a critical role in managing and developing the expert defense strategies for the company’s South Florida asbestos cases. She also defends a global pharmaceutical and consumer goods manufacturer in talc-related personal injury and wrongful death cases filed throughout Florida. Drumm has also represented clients in business torts, professional malpractice, consumer arbitration, civil rights litigation, and commercial litigation. She earned her J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Miami.

Scott A. Richards (Orlando Office) has substantial experience handling matters involving business and commercial litigation; construction litigation; creditors’ rights, securitization, and consumer protection; insurance coverage disputes; bankruptcy; and class actions. He also has experience representing hospitals and insurers in health care (litigation, compliance, and transactional) matters. Richards advises clients regarding compliance with state and federal statutes in these legal areas. His consumer protection practice includes a strong working knowledge of statutes such as the Truth in Lending Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act. He earned his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law and his B.S. from the University of South Florida.

Charles W. Throckmorton (Miami Office) is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and class action defense, with specific experience litigating cases involving trade secrets, software, breach of contract, vendor disputes, unfair competition, fraud, employer-side employment disputes, and cryptocurrency issues. Throckmorton has represented financial institutions in lender liability and commercial foreclosure actions, and has defended corporate clients in class actions involving alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Throckmorton represents clients in the consumer finance, banking, real estate, shipping, aviation, telecommunications, cryptocurrency, and pharmaceutical industries. He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.A. from Duke University.


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