Ronald Ravikoff

Ronald Ravikoff, Esq.

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master

Case Manager
Julia Pyle
T: 617-228-9168
F: 617-228-0222
One Beacon Street, Suite 2210, Boston, MA 02108


Ronald Ravikoff, Esq. has significant experience in health care mediation, arbitration, complex litigation, and dispute counseling for both plaintiffs and defendants. Because of his extensive experience in parallel criminal and civil matters, he has become intimately involved with health care matters, initially focusing on government investigations, but expanding to include providers, health plans, hospitals, and patients. Mr. Ravikoff is on the AHLA panel of neutrals. 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.

ADR Health Care Experience and Qualifications

  • Participated in numerous healthcare mediations and arbitrations as both a neutral and an advocate
  • Participated in numerous CLEs as a speaker on healthcare disputes and ADR
  • AHLA panel neutral
  • Certified Civil Court Mediator by the Florida Supreme Court
  • Adjunct Professor of University of Miami Scholl of Law teaching negotiation and business dispute resolution techniques
  • Author: HIPPA, Protected Heathcare Information and ADR: What Rules Apply? Inside Counsel, September 2014
  • Presenter: What Lawyers Need to Know about Drafting Arbitration Clauses for Healthcare Clients. (CLE March 10, 2015)

Representative Health Care ADR Matters

  • Mediation among members of hospital physicians group over financial disputes
  • Mediation between Florida Agency for Health Care and Medicaid provider over license revocation
  • Arbitration between Health Care insurance company and physicians management company regarding dispute over claims paid
  • Arbitration among members of physician group over expulsion of member
  • Mediation involving Medicare fraud claims among private parties, Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General, the Florida Attorney General, and the Florida Agency for Health Care
  • Mediation between resort/spa and adjoining residents over creation of medical facility on the premises
  • Mediation involving national manufacturer of medical devices and retailers for contractual violations of distribution agreement
  • Mediation between medical data management company and new purchaser of company owning the data concerning data protection and HIPPA violations issues
  • Arbitration between national hospital chain and national health care insurer over pricing policies resulting in a difference of over a billion dollars in sought reimbursements
  • Mediation involving national manufacturer of medical products and retailer for distribution contract violations
  • Mediation and arbitration between hospital and contract provider of emergency room physicians involving termination of contract
  • Mediation between two biotechnical manufacturers over patent infringement on certain enzymes
  • Mediation in class action by patients against national hospital company over pricing policies for uninsured patients
  • Mediation between Florida Department of Labor and Florida based retail chain over self-insured status for worker compensation
  • Mediation between company and ousted company president over ownership of biological patent rights

Representative Health Care Matters as Counsel

  • Health care Antitrust: Representation of a group of independent temporary nursing service suppliers against hospital district alleging antitrust boycott
  • Health care Fraud & Abuse and Class Actions: Representation of a Florida-based chain of nursing homes in false claims action brought by Department of Justice and Florida Attorney General
  • Representation of a medical device distributor in a distribution litigation involving claims by the manufacturer
  • Representation of a medical patient data company in a dispute involving provision of services
  • Representation of a national hospital company in a national class action alleging overcharging of services
  • Representation of a national hospital company in a dispute involving a hospital based physician group contract dispute
  • Representation of a national hospital company in HIPAA litigation

Published Health Care Decisions

  • Florida Breckinridge, Inc. v. Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 1999-1 Trade Cases 72414 (S.D. Fla. 1997) 
  • 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, Inc., 1989-1 Trade Cases, 68506 (S.D. Fla. 1989) (antitrust/price fixing boycott)
  • Call v. Tirone, 526 So. 2d 533 (Fla. 3d DCA 1988) (evidence/medical malpractice)
Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS

  • Honors
    • Listed as "Lawyer of the Year" for Mediation in Miami by Best Lawyers in America, 2020
    • Named in Best Lawyers in America in ADR, Antitrust, Antitrust Litigation and Commercial Litigation, 2006-2020, 2022
    • Listed in Florida in Super Lawyer in ADR, 2006-2019
    • South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyer Mediation and Arbitration 2014-2018
    • Listed in The National Law Journal TRAILBLAZERS edition under Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust, 2015
    • Named to 2014 Florida Trends Legal Elite for Arbitration and Mediation
    • Listed in Florida as Super Lawyer, 2006, 2014
    • 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
    • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
    • Member, American Health Lawyers Association Panel (AHLA), present
    • Certified Mediator, Florida Supreme Court, Circuit Civil
    • Past Chair, 11th Circuit Subcommittee Commercial and Banking Litigation
    • 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
    • Miami Dade Trial Lawyers Association
  • Publications/Speaking Engagements
    • Author, "How Issue-Based ADR Can Streamline Antitrust Cases," Law360, April 2018
    • Presenter, “Trends in In International ADR: Practical Tools, Ethics Perspectives and More," (CLE September 2018)
    • 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 and 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
  • 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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