Lorell is directly involved in all aspects of complex litigation proceedings, including fact and expert discovery, depositions, motion practice, hearings, mediation, pre-trial filings, and case resolution. Some of Lorell’s recent notable experience includes serving on Weil teams representing:
- A former director and officer of a global fruit company in a multi-district litigation involving claims brought pursuant to the Alien Tort Statute under the Torture Victim Protection Act and Colombian law;
- Greenstone Assurance, a captive insurance company, in a dispute alleging violations of the Texas Insurance Code and breach of insurance policies spanning over twenty years, arising out of litigation trust’s succession to indemnity obligations for billions of dollars in environmental liabilities due to the operations of chemical manufacturing facilities between the early 1900s and mid-1980s. The Weil team ultimately obtained a favorable settlement on the eve of trial;
- Pilgrim’s Pride in a series of federal antitrust class actions and direct action complaints, being litigated in In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, in which direct and indirect purchasers allege major chicken producers reduced output to raise the price of broiler chickens;
- Repsol, a global energy company, in complex environmental litigation concerning liabilities associated with the pollution and clean-up of the Passaic River in New Jersey, which involved, amongst a host of others, claims of “alter ego” and fraudulent conveyance. The Weil team first secured a victory defeating all claims, involving over $1 billion in potential damages, and then won summary judgment upholding Repsol’s $65 million counterclaim for Spill Act contribution;
- Nortek, a global manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, in multiple putative class actions in Florida and Tennessee federal courts alleging that Nortek failed to disclose defects in its air conditioning equipment. The Weil team obtained the denial of plaintiffs’ motion for class certification in the Florida case, as well as the dismissal of all claims, with prejudice, in the Tennessee case; and
- Various creditors and debtors in connection with bankruptcy proceedings, out-of-court restructurings, adversary proceedings, contested matters, and other related litigation, including Breitburn Energy Partners LP, Paragon Offshore, Westinghouse, and Tidewater Inc.
Lorell is also actively involved in the Firm’s pro bono initiatives and in the local community. Notable among these engagements are: her representation of human trafficking victims to expunge criminal records related to their exploitation under Florida’s trafficking victim expunction statute; her participation in a trial team representing a mentally ill inmate in civil rights litigation against multiple corrections officers for alleged harm suffered while imprisoned; and her extensive involvement with the Innocence Project, which is dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing, to assist reducing the backlog of inmate case submissions.
Lorell is a member of the Firm’s Associate’s Committee, as well as of the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar, and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.
In 2021, Lorell was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers.
Lorell received a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2014, where she served as the Co-Editor in Chief of the Harvard Latino Law Review and the Community Service Chair of La Alianza. Prior to law school, Lorell graduated a member of Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Miami, with a degree in international studies, magna cum laude.Lorell is fluent in Spanish.