Digna B. French focuses her practice on complex, commercial and multidistrict litigation, products liability defense, securities and shareholder litigation, financial services litigation, cross-border litigation and international litigation and arbitration in both state and federal courts. Digna also maintains an active appellate practice.
She has specialized in defending sovereign nations and multinational corporations, including officers and directors, particularly in issues relating to expropriations and seizures, international claims and arbitral proceedings. Additionally, Digna has experience in issues having to do with internal investigations and judicial proceedings as a result of the internal investigations.
Digna’s representative clients include The Republic of Ecuador, Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., international pharmaceutical companies, a tobacco company, Florida Power and Light, an international cosmetics and fragrance manufacturer, a leading maker of implantable biomedical devices, a manufacturer of top-of-the-line computer devices, one of the world’s leading producers of shaving and dental care products, a national building products company, a worldwide manufacturer of HVAC products, and one of the largest banks in the United States.
Digna served as editor for the state of Florida in the Product Liability Desk Reference (1999-2003) and authored “Economic Sanctions Imposed by the United States Against Cuba: The Thirty-Eight Year Old Embargo Culminating with the Cuban Liberty and Solidarity (Libertad) Act of 1996,” published in the University of Miami Yearbook of International Law. She is a member of the firm’s Cuba Desk and has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading professional for commercial litigation.
- University of Miami, J.D., cum laude, Phi Delta Phi, 1998
- University of Miami, B.A., cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi, Provost Honors, 1995
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