September 08, 2020
Ed Soto, Managing Partner of Weil’s Miami office and Co-Head of the Firm’s global Complex Commercial Litigation practice, has been selected as a “Florida Trailblazer” by Daily Business Review. In a special supplement to DBR, he was profiled among a select group of 25 attorneys recognized as “agents of change” in their respective practice areas.
Mr. Soto’s record of success defending major businesses in high-stakes litigation has “changed the standards for trying complex civil cases in South Florida and beyond,” the profile noted. His achievements in multi-district litigations and nationwide class actions have not only saved his clients billions of dollars in potential damages, but helped emphasize the primacy of sound science in product liability cases and the need for stringent standards in certifying class actions.
The article also highlighted Mr. Soto’s role as a mentor and his commitment to cultivating the careers of Weil’s diverse attorneys. Having spent decades at the forefront of the field, Mr. Soto is keenly aware of the myriad ways diversity strengthens the practice of law.
“People need to wake up to the fact that if they want to have persuasive effects on the people who are listening to them, they need to take a look at who’s listening, take a look at who’s on those juries and create the world that actually exists around us for that jury.”