Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Roland Potts has joined the firm’s Litigation Department as of counsel in its Miami office. Potts will be a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group.
Potts brings to Foley an extensive background representing clients in dispute resolution proceedings, including arbitration, litigation, mediation, and appellate matters. He has advised foreign and domestic clients across multiple industries, including construction, technology, telecommunications, energy, entertainment, agriculture, real estate, and hospitality, to name a few. Potts has counseled dozens of international clients in business and partnership dispute claims. He routinely advises multinational clients in international legal disputes and arbitral matters ranging from intellectual property disputes to breach of contract claims, anti-competitive claims, construction defects, product liability claims, and more.
“The addition of Roland to our Miami office exemplifies Foley’s dedication to Florida, but also to growing our footprint in Latin America,” said Leslie Smith, managing partner of the firm’s Miami office. “Not only will Roland expand the office’s litigation bench, but – as someone who speaks both English and Spanish – he will further enhance our ability to serve the Latin American community in Miami and beyond.”
“Roland is a well-known litigator whose experience will add depth to Foley’s already strong business litigation practice,” said Mike Gay, chair of the firm’s Litigation Department and the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. “His comfort and experience working with multinational clients on complex litigation and arbitration issues is impressive, and the type of experience that will be of great benefit to our clients both nationally and internationally.”
Potts has been named a top lawyer by South Florida Legal Guide, recognized in international arbitration by The Legal 500 Latin America, and was the South Florida Business & Wealth Legal Awards honoree in international law. He has taken on professional leadership positions, including vice chair for the International Ethics Committee of the American Bar Association and was formerly the editor for the Caribbean region of the Florida Bar’s International Law Quarterly. Potts is a member of Cuban American Bar Association and the International Law Section of the Florida Bar.
“By joining Foley in Miami and tapping into the strength of the Litigation Department, I’ll be able to provide our clients with the in-depth, cross-platform service they need in order to manage the complex litigation and international disputes they face,” said Potts. “I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues and further developing the firm’s presence in Miami and Latin America.”
Foley & Lardner LLP looks beyond the law to focus on the constantly evolving demands facing our clients and their industries. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in 25 offices across the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia, Foley approaches client service by first understanding our clients’ priorities, objectives and challenges. We work hard to understand our clients’ issues and forge long-term relationships with them to help achieve successful outcomes and solve their legal issues through practical business advice and cutting-edge legal insight. Our clients view us as trusted business advisors because we understand that great legal service is only valuable if it is relevant, practical and beneficial to their businesses.