Areas of Practice
Harvard Law School, J.D., 2003; Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Executive Editor (Outside Articles); Harvard Latino Law Review, Member
Cornell University, B.A., 1999; Duniway Prize (Top History Major), N.E. FL Cornell Alum ni Scholar, Deans List 1995-1999; Mellon Minority Undergraduate Fellowship in the Humanities
Justice Raoul G. Cantero, III, Florida Supreme Court, 2003-2004
Mr. Rosquete practices commercial and federal-criminal litigation. His commercial practice includes the products-liability defense of Philip Morris USA in actions brought for injuries allegedly caused by smoking cigarettes. Mr. Rosquete has extensive experience in representing witnesses, subjects and targets in federal grand jury investigations across the country. He has also handled a variety of public-corruption, voting-fraud and white-collar cases in both the pre-indictment and post-indictment phases.
Mr. Rosquete began his career as a law clerk for the Honorable Raoul G. Cantero, III of the Florida Supreme Court. Before joining the firm, Mr. Rosquete worked in various law firms in Miami and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida, where he served in various divisions, including the Narcotics and Economic Crime divisions. As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Rosquete spearheaded numerous grand jury investigations involving financial frauds, money laundering, and international narcotics-distribution networks. He also served as first chair in 14 federal jury trials, and handled 2 appellate arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Rosquete’s extensive prosecutorial experience allows him to comfortably navigate civil cases with potential criminal issues and exposure.
Mr. Rosquete is also involved in his community and is a member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Steering Committee that organizes the event honoring the "Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers” in South Florida. In 2013, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recognized him as one of the "Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers" in Miami. Mr. Rosquete, a product of Miami-Dade’s public schools, also dedicates his time as a presenter at local public high schools as part of Miami-Dade County's Ethical Governance Day.
Selected Professional Awards and Associations
Cuban-American Bar Association
Dade County Bar Association (Civil Litigation Committee)
American Bar Association
Hispanic National Bar Association (National Chair of the Criminal Law Committee & Deputy Regional President for Region VIII)
McDade v. State: A Clarion Call for an Exception to Florida's Secrecy of Communications Act, Florida Bar Journal (November 2015).
Gov. Crist’s Appointments: Four New Faces Remake Florida’s Supreme Court, CABA Briefs (Spring 2009)
Making History: President Obama Nominates Judge Sonia Sotomayor, CABA Briefs (Summer 2009)
Co-author, paper for Florida Bar Basic CLE Presentation: Motions for Summary Judgment in Federal Courts
Co-Author, Florida chapter in Business Torts: A Fifty State Guide (2007 ed.) (Aspen Publishers)
Presenter, the Florida Bar's 12th International Litigation and Arbitration Conference (Topic: "International Cooperation in Cross-Border Criminal Cases")
Armando Rosquete Named a Top Lawyer by the Hispanic National Bar Association (February 3, 2016)
Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of Florida, 2006-2012