Roy Altman is member of Podhurst Orseck PA. Practice areas Appellate Consulting, Aviation Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Class Actions, Engle Tobacco cases, Internal Investigations, Product Liability, and Wrongful Death. Prior to joining the firm, Roy Altman was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.
During his over six years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Roy handled hundreds of criminal cases involving almost every variety of federal criminal offense, including drug trafficking (both domestic and international); arms trafficking; human trafficking; sex trafficking; child prostitution, exploitation, and pornography; bank, mail, and wire fraud; identity theft; armed robbery; attempted murder; serial rape; and the first degree murder of a U.S. postal worker.
While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Roy tried and won thirty federal criminal cases and argued three cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
In January of 2014, Roy was named the Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. In that capacity, Roy supervised the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s work on human trafficking, sexual exploitation of children, and federal violent crime.
In October of 2011, Roy was appointed to oversee the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Overtown Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP), which sought to reduce violent crime in Overtown by coordinating state, local, and federal law enforcement efforts with the input of Overtown’s stakeholders and community leaders. In January of 2014, Roy was appointed to oversee all of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s VRPs, which included the areas of Liberty City, Little Haiti, and Miami Gardens.
Roy was one of 15 people selected for the Miami Foundation’s Miami Fellowship, which identifies Miami’s future leaders and trains them to engage in informed, ethical leadership. Last year, Roy was inducted into the Miami Country Day School Hall of Fame. And, in May of 2014, Roy was given the honor of serving as the keynote speaker at Miami Country Day’s 75th Anniversary Commencement. Roy has been published in the Wall Street Journal and the ABA’s Journal on Criminal Law.
Roy graduated with honors from Columbia University, where he played quarterback on the football team and was an All-Ivy League pitcher for the baseball team. In his senior year, Roy was named to the All-Ivy League Academic team. In 2007, Roy graduated from the Yale Law School, where he served as Projects Editor for the Yale Law Journal. After law school, Roy clerked for the Honorable Stanley Marcus on the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.
- Columbia University, B.A., 2004
- Yale Law School, J.D., 2007
- New York, 2008
- Florida, 2015
- Middle District of Florida
- Southern District of New York
- Eastern District of New York
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