April 4, 2023 – Miami, FL — Becker & Poliakoff, in partnership with the University of Miami School of Law, is pleased to announce that Florida Supreme Court Justice John D. Couriel will be the next keynote speaker of the Alan S. Becker and Gary A. Poliakoff Preeminent Leaders in Law Speaker Series on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.
Established in honor of the firm’s founding members (Becker, J.D. ’69 and Poliakoff, J.D. ’69), the Alan S. Becker and Gary A. Poliakoff Preeminent Leaders in Law Speaker Series connects those seeking to understand the complexities of the law with legal practitioners who have real world experience applying the law in a variety of contexts. Hosted semi-annually, the Series offers insight into the challenges, opportunities and rewards of practicing law.
John D. Couriel is the 90th Justice of the Florida Supreme Court appointed to the Florida Supreme Court in June 2020. He received his A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He clerked for the Honorable John D. Bates of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Prior, he was in private practice and served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. A native speaker of Spanish, Justice Couriel’s parents emigrated from Cuba in the 1960s.
Becker’s Managing Shareholder Gary C. Rosen, facilitator of the event, stated, “This will be a great evening. We are looking forward to an interesting, lively discussion about Justice Couriel’s background, career path and his insights into the state of the judiciary today in Florida.”
The event is Tuesday, April 18, 2023. Reception is at 5:00 PM, and the discussion begins at 6:00 PM at the Storer Auditorium at the University of Miami, 5250 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL. Registration is required here. It will also be livestreamed – click here for access.
Prior Series speakers have included Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke. To learn more about the Alan S. Becker and Gary A. Poliakoff Preeminent Leaders in Law Speaker Series, please click here.
Becker, with headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast. More information is available at www.beckerlawyers.com