Carl represents both plaintiffs and defendants in trial and appellate courts in a wide range of matters, with an emphasis on antitrust, securities, malpractice, derivative, and condominium and business litigation.
In antitrust matters, Carl served as co-lead counsel in a recent cutting edge, class action where he obtained a $40 million settlement for his clients. He obtained a successful settlement in another antitrust suit against one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains, secured a favorable settlement against one of the nation’s largest radiation oncology providers in separate antitrust action, and won a motion to dismiss in an antitrust action against a major quick service restaurant company. He also does antitrust counseling.
For a decade Carl ran one of the most important securities matters in recent history. That matter went to the United States Supreme Court twice and culminated in two merits decisions, first in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., 134 S.Ct. 2389 (2014) (“Halliburton II”) and again in Erica P. John Fund, Inc. v. Halliburton, 131 S.Ct. 2179 (2011) (“Halliburton I”). In 2018, following remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, the court gave final approval to a $100 million settlement on behalf of a class of shareholders Carl represented.
Carl regularly defends legal malpractice actions and has handled multiple derivative actions, including one where he represented a special litigation committee that recently won court approval to settle a bitterly disputed action over the objections of the original plaintiffs after a three-day evidentiary hearing.
Carl has handled multiple appeals in state appellate courts, U.S. courts of appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Before joining Boies Schiller, Carl worked for three years on the civil appellate staff at the U.S. Department of Justice, representing the United States in federal courts of appeals.
Carl also serves as co-counsel in the firm’s pro bono representation of a certified class of 2 million children seeking to enforce federal Medicaid rights in federal court in Florida. That case settled following the court’s sweeping decision in favor of the plaintiffs after a bench trial that lasted more than 90 days.
In 2017, Carl shared Litigator of the Week honors from The American Lawyer for his work in the Halliburton case. He has been repeatedly named one of the Top Lawyers in South Florida and as one of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, and repeatedly recognized by the Daily Business Review as one of the area’s Most Effective Lawyers.