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Alana E. Zorrilla-Gaston

Alana E. Zorrilla-Gaston

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Overview

Alana Zorrilla-Gaston represents Fortune 500 companies in complex and class action litigation in state and federal courts. She handles both trials and appeals. Alana has particular experience representing clients in the consumer finance, telecommunications, and construction industries.

A substantial portion of her practice involves representing national financial lenders in lender liability and loan servicing litigation. In addition, she has represented some of the nation's largest telecommunications companies in federal suits aimed at stopping the unlawful international trafficking in prepaid wireless phones and theft of consumer subsidies. Alana counsels on real property litigation matters, represents major developers in construction defect cases, and litigates contract disputes and commercial landlord-tenant disputes.

Experience

  • MetroPCS v. Fiesta Cell Phone & Dish Network, Inc., et al., 16CV03573 (S.D. TX. Nov. 02, 2017) (granting plaintiff’s permanent injunction and final judgment against defendant, SMBNW Enterprises Inc., d/b/a Fiesta Cell Phones, Zawar H. Shah, and Moeed H. Shah of $3 million in favor of telecommunications carrier ). View final judgment.
  • MetroPCS v. Fiesta Cell Phone & Dish Network, Inc., et al., 16CV03573 (S.D. TX. March 6, 2017) (granting plaintiff’s permanent injunction and final judgment against defendant, Fiesta Cell Phone & Dish Network, Inc. of $7,421,025 in favor of telecommunications carrier ). View final judgment.
  • MetroPCS v. Devor, et al., 16CV02949 (N.D. Il. June 8, 2017) (granting plaintiff’s motion to compel defendants to attend deposition in aid of execution of judgment and for sanctions). View final judgment.
  • MetroPCS v. Othman, et al., 16CV00442-B (N.D. Tx. June 6, 2017) (granting permanent injunction and final judgment against defendants Abdalgader Othman and Bluetooth Worldwide, Inc. of $1,388,728 in favor of telecommunications carrier). View final judgment.
  • MetroPCS v. SNS Communications, Inc., et al., 15CV06967-ENV-RER (E.D. Ny. Mar. 20, 2017) (granting permanent injunction and final judgment of $2,077,740 in favor of telecommunications carrier). View final judgment.
  • MetroPCS v. SD Phone Trader, 16CV0098-DMS-KSC (S.D. Ca. Jan. 11, 2017) (granting permanent injunction and final judgment of $2 million in favor of telecommunications carrier). View final judgment.
  • MetroPCS v. Rivera, 1:16-CV-00323 (N.D. Ga. Dec. 8, 2016) (granting permanent injunction and final judgment of $4,698,886 in favor of telecommunications carrier). View final judgment.
  • MetroPCS v. Abgoton, et al., 1:16-CV-04398 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 27, 2016) (granting permanent injunction and final judgment of $455,587 in favor of telecommunications carrier). View final judgment.
  • MetroPCS v. Mark Devor, et al., 1:16-CV-02949 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 14, 2016) (granting permanent injunction and final judgment of $517,262 in favor of telecommunications carrier). View final judgment.
  • MetroPCS v. Pesina, 15-CV-03313, 2016 WL 3257034 (S.D. Tex. 2016) (granting permanent injunction and final judgment of $856,734 in favor of telecommunications carrier). View final judgment.
  • MetroPCS, a brand of T-Mobile USA, Inc. v. Raymond, 1:15-CV-01062, 2016 WL 1553728 (W.D. Tex. 2016) (granting permanent injunction and final judgment of $1,205,209.30 in favor of telecommunications carrier). View final judgment.
  • MetroPCS, a brand of T-Mobile USA, Inc. v. Angel Benavidez, No. 1:15-CV-00882-LY (W.D.Tex Dec. 7, 2015) (granting permanent injunction and final judgment of $1 million in favor of telecommunications carrier). View final judgment.
  • Wachovia Mortg. Corp. v. Posti, 166 So. 3d 944 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015) (reversing final judgment in favor of borrower)
  • Hollingsworth v. Deutsche Bank Nat. Trust Co., 170 So. 3d 810 (Fla. 1st DCA 2015) (affirming denial of relief to borrower)
  • Bloch v. Wells Fargo Home Mortg., 755 F.3d 886 (11th Cir. 2014) cert. denied, 134 S. Ct. 2711 (2014) (affirming district court's granting of summary judgment to Wells Fargo)
  • Tribble v. Deutsche Bank Nat. Trust Co., 13-80938-CIV, 2014 WL 186126 (S.D. Fla. 2014) (granting motion to dismiss complaint against bank)
  • Holcomb v. Fed. Home Loan Mortg. Corp., 10-81186-CV, 2012 WL 718814 (S.D. Fla. 2012) (granting motion for final summary judgment in favor of lender)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar
  • Martin County Bar Association
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association 
    • Young Lawyers Section, Executive Board Member (2007-2013)

Credentials

Education
  • University of Georgia School of Law (J.D.,  magna cum laude, 2006)
  • Duke University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2002)
    • Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima, Peru (semester abroad, 2001)
    • Oxford University, Oxford, England (semester abroad, 2000)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Languages
  • Spanish
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts

Background

  • Summer Associate, Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. (2005)
  • Judicial Intern to The Honorable Kenneth Ryskamp, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida (Summer 2004)
  • Judicial Intern to The Honorable Larry Klein, U.S. Fourth District Court of Appeal (Summer 2004)

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