Joann M. Velezis an associate in the firm's Litigation group with a focus on complex commercial litigation. Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard & Reed, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alan S. Gold in the Southern District of Florida. Joann's litigation experience includes representing clients in state and federal court, serving on various trial teams, and managing mass tort litigation. She also works with the firm's Securities Litigation and Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice groups in connection with matters involving the Securities and Exchange Commission and international anti-corruption and fraud investigations.
Law clerk, Hon. Alan S. Gold, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2009 – 2010
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
Representation of Ticofrut S.A., part of the Nicaragua-based Pellas Group, in a tort action filed by Del Monte in federal court alleging that Ticofrut has aided and abetted a pineapple grower’s breach of a contract with Del Monte