Ronald Ravikoff, Esq.

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Antitrust

Ronald Ravikoff, Esq. began his career as an antitrust litigator with Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. and has over 40 years of experience in antitrust mediation, arbitration, complex litigation, and dispute counseling for both plaintiffs and defendants. His litigation and dispute resolution practice focuses on complex commercial matters with a particular emphasis on matters involving healthcare, parallel civil and criminal proceedings including False Claims Act matters, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters, antitrust and trade regulation, class actions, regulatory proceedings, and trade secrets matters. He is a retired senior litigation partner of Akerman Senterfitt. Prior to Akerman, he was the Managing Partner of the Miami office of Zuckerman Spaeder for over 25 years.

Representative Antitrust Matter as a Neutral

  • Mediation of antitrust claim between Latin American distributors brought against an international heavy machinery manufacturer

Representative Antitrust Matters as an Advocate

  • Mediation involving antitrust claims by stevedoring company against other stevedoring companies and a governmental agency for antitrust violations
  • Multiple mediations for national franchisor against numerous franchisees as to misrepresentations, unfair trade practices and market restrictions in franchise offering documents
  • Mediation involving national manufacturer of medical devices and retailers for contractual violations, unfair trade practices of distribution agreement and improper attempted monopolization

Representative Antitrust Matters as Counsel

  • Representation of a national insurance company in antitrust lawsuit alleging a boycott with respect to servicing the state pool for high-risk drivers
  • Representation of a national retailer in antitrust consumer class action case alleging monopolistic practice with respect to its suppliers
  • Representation of a national automobile parts manufacturer in an alleged antitrust boycott under Kodak through a restriction of parts and services for aftermarket services
  • Representation of a group of independent temporary nursing service suppliers against hospital district alleging antitrust boycott
  • Representation of a national manufacturer of tools in multi-district litigation alleging unfair and deceptive practices with regard to franchising
  • Representation of a national manufacturer of footwear in case regarding theft of trade secrets and unfair trade competition
  • Defended solid waste hauling company in criminal antitrust trial brought by DOJ
  • Represented distributor of luxury yachts in boycott action against several manufacturers
  • Represented a Marine parts distributors in an alleged distributor cartel action
  • Represented maker of parts for Department of Defense in Department of Justice antitrust investigation
  • Counseling to a public corporation on antitrust aspects of a merger and acquisition
  • Counseling to defense contractor on price fixing allegations

Published Antitrust Decisions

  • Metzler v. Bear Automotive Service Equipment, 19 F. Supp. 2d 1345 (S.D. Fla. 1998) (antitrust/monopolization)
  • Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith v. Hagerty, 808 F. Supp. 1555 (S.D. Fla. 1992) (non-competition agreement)
  • All Care Nursing Service, Inc. v. Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Inc., 887 F.2d 1535 (11th Cir. 1989) (antitrust boycott)
  • All Care Nursing Service, Inc. v. Bethesda Memorial Hospital, 1989-1 Trade Cases, 68506 (S.D. Fla. 1989) (antitrust/price fixing boycott)
  • General Insurance Co. v. Allstate Insurance Co., 1982.1 Trade Cases (S.D. Fla. 1982) (antitrust boycott)
  • Kendler v. Federated Department Stores, 88 FDR 688 (S.D. N.Y. 1981) (antitrust class action)

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Honors
    • Voted 2017 Best Lawyer in ADR, Antitrust, Antitrust Litigation and Commercial Litigation
    • South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyer Mediation and Arbitration 2014-2017
    • Recognized by Best Lawyers as one of the 2016 Best Lawyers in America for ADR
    • Listed in The National Law Journal TRAILBLAZERS edition under Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust, 2015
    • Named in 2015 "Best Lawyers" for the 9th year in a row
    • Named to 2014 Florida Trends Legal Elite for Arbitration and Mediation
    • Named Top Lawyer for Mediation and Arbitration in 2014 South Florida Legal Guide
    • Listed in Florida as Super Lawyer, 2006, 2014
    • Listed in Florida for ADR, Antitrust, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Antitrust, Litigation-Banking & Finance, and Litigation Securities, and Mediation The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2015
    • Ranked in Florida for Antitrust, Chambers USA, 2003-2012
    • Ranked in Florida for Litigation, Chambers USA, 2006-2009
    • Listed in Florida for Antitrust Litigation and Business Litigation, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2006-2011
    • Listed in Florida as a "Top 100 Miami Lawyer," Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010, 2011
    • Legal Elite, listed for Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Florida Trend, 2009-2011
    • Top Lawyers, Listed for Complex Civil Litigation, Antitrust Litigation, South Florida Legal Guide, 2010, 2011
    • Who's Who Legal Florida, 2008
    • Listed in "Best of the Bar" for Commercial Litigation and Antitrust, South Florida Business Journal
  • Memberships
    • Member, American Health Lawyers Association Panel (AHLA), present
    • Certified Mediator, Florida Supreme Court, Circuit Civil
    • Member, American Bar Association, ADR, Litigation, Business Law, and Antitrust Sections
    • Past Chair, 11th Circuit Subcommittee Commercial and Banking Litigation
    • Member, American Bar Foundation
    • University of Miami Citizens Board (Past President)
    • University of Miami Law Alumni Association (Past President)
    • Past member University of Miami Board of Trustees
    • Past Member Cornell Counsel
    • Dade County Bar Association
  • Publications/Speaking Engagements
    • Author, "Using ADR to Streamline the Complex Case," The American Lawyer, January 2016
    • Author, "The Use of Protected Health Care Information in Mediation," JAMS Healthcare Matters Newsletter, Fall 2015
    • Author, "Your Arbitration Is Private, But Is It Confidential?," Daily Business Review, May 26, 2015
    • Presenter, "What Lawyers Need to Know About Drafting Arbitration Clauses for Healthcare Clients" (CLE March 10, 2015)
    • Author, "HIPAA, Protected Healthcare Information and ADR: What Rules Apply?", Inside Counsel 2014
    • Author, "Implement an Antitrust Compliance Program," Miami Herald, May 7th, 2007
    • Author, "Professor Daniel Murray: More Than Five Senses: A Tribute," 58 University of Miami Law Review 949, 2004
    • Author, "RTC Can Reject Lease Only Once," Florida Bar Business Quarterly Law, 1992
    • Author, "Making Claims Against Failed Financial Institutions," 66 Florida Bar Journal 40, 1992
    • Author, "Attorney-Client and Work-Product Privilege Issues in Failed Financial Institution Litigation," American Bar Association, 1991 
    • Author, "Litigating Claims Against Failed Financial Institutions," Florida Bar, 1991
    • Florida Bar CLE, Speaker, "Commercial Litigation in the 90's," 1991
    • Program Chair and Moderator, "Criminal Law Issues for Civil Litigators," Florida Bar CLE, 1989
    • Author, "Using Experts in Business Valuation Cases," II Florida Bar Business Law Quarterly, 1989 
    • Author, "The Antitrust Health Care Handbook," American Bar Association, 1988
    • Author, "Establishing An Antitrust Compliance Program," 57 Florida Bar Journal 254, 1983
    • Author, "Social Responsibility in Investment Policy and the Prudent Man Rule," 68 California Law Review, 518, 1980
    • Author, "Organizational Support to Fund Environmental Litigation," 6 Environmental Affairs 457, 1978
    • Speaker, "Unique Aspects of Healthcare Mediation", JAMS, October 2014
    • Speaker, "Ethics in Mediation", South Palm Beach Bar, April 2014
    • Speaker, "Managing the Complex Business Case in ADR", ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, April 2014
    • Speaker, "Managing the Complex Business Case in ADR", Florida Bar, August 2012
    • Speaker, "Florida's Revised Arbitration Act" Broward Bench and Bar Conference, October 2013
  • Academia
    • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law 2008-2015
    • Faculty Advisor, University of Miami Team, National Black Law Students Association, International Negotiations Competition, Washington DC, 2012
    • Advisor, Law Without Walls, University of Miami School of Law, 2012
    • Delegate, Center for International Legal Studies, Senior Lawyer Program, Salzburg, Austria, January 2008
    • Visiting Professor of Law, Catholic University, Lublin, Poland, Spring 2008 
    • Delegate, U.S.-Russia Joint Conference on the Rule of Law, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2007

Background and Education

  • Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS, 2012-present
  • Litigation Shareholder, Akerman Senterfitt, Miami, Florida, February 2008-April 2012
  • Zuckerman Spaeder, Miami, Florida
    • Partner and Managing Partner, January 1985-February 2008
    • Associate, October 1983-December 1984
  • Greenberg Traurig, Miami, Florida, August 1980-October 1983
  • Arnold & Porter, Washington, D.C., September 1977-August 1980
  • Director of Planning, Pompton Plains, NJ, July 1972-August 1974 
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1977 (Editor-in-Chief, University of Miami Law Review)
  • Post Graduate: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1973-1974, Ph.D. Program – Urban Planning (no degree conferred)
  • M.R.P., City Planning, Cornell University College of Architecture, 1972
  • B.S., Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, 1970

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