Cary Aronovitz is a Miami trial lawyer and focuses his practice on government investigations, corporate compliance, complex commercial litigation, corporate and consumer fraud investigations, healthcare fraud investigations, and fraudulent transfer litigation and recovery.
In 2022, Mr. Aronovitz and Holland & Knight obtained a jury verdict in excess of $158 million following a four-week jury trial based upon defendants' fraud and negligent misrepresentations. Mr. Aronovitz handled the direct and cross examinations of nine witnesses, including both parties' expert witnesses. The jury's verdict included an award of punitive damages and was the largest jury verdict that year in the state of Florida.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Aronovitz was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida in Miami. In his six years at the U.S. Attorney's Office (USAO), Mr. Aronovitz tried numerous jury trials before nearly every district court judge in the Southern District of Florida and argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He has indicted and prosecuted hundreds of federal crimes, including money laundering, bank fraud, human trafficking, violent organized gangs, sexual exploitation of minors, mail and wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, armed robberies and cybercrimes involving the dark web. He was also successful in achieving substantial asset forfeiture recoveries for victims, including the recovery of financial assets stolen through fraudulent transfers.
Mr. Aronovitz led several multiagency investigative cases and developed close working relationships with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Postal Inspection Service, IRS Criminal Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami-Dade Police Department and various local law enforcement agencies. He utilizes these experiences to assist clients in responding to subpoena requests from various government agencies, non-party subpoena requests and issues related to the Stored Communications Act (SCA), and various regulatory statutes.
Mr. Aronovitz was recently recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2024 guide for Commercial Litigation. He also received the "On The Rise" award in 2023 by the Florida Legal Awards (FLLA), through the Daily Business Review. In 2021, Mr. Aronovitz was named by Florida Trend magazine's Legal Elite as an Up & Comer for Civil Trial, recognizing him as the top 1.3 percent of Florida lawyers named to Legal Elite.
Prior to joining the USAO, Mr. Aronovitz clerked for the Honorable Alicia O. Valle of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. While in law school, he was a member of the University of Florida Moot Court Team and won three moot court competitions, including best oralist in a competition judged by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
Mr. Aronovitz is active in the South Florida community, including having previously served as a committee chair to the Dade County Bar Association Legal Line. This program met on a monthly basis to provide anonymous legal assistance to Miami-Dade residents. He is a member of the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) Glass Leadership Institute and active in the ADL's mission to inhibit the spread of racism and anti-Semitism throughout Florida. Mr. Aronovitz is also a member of The Florida Bar's grievance committee, which monitors complaints made against attorneys in the state of Florida.
- University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., cum laude
- University of Michigan, B.A., History, with high honors
- Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Glass Leadership Institute, 2020-2021
- Dade County Bar Association, Legal Line Committee Chair, 2013-2016
- Moot Court Team, University of Florida Levin College of Law
- Order of Barristers
- Journal of Technology Law and Policy, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Senior Editor
- The Best Lawyers in America guide, Commercial Litigation, 2024
- On the Rise, Florida Legal Awards, Daily Business Review, 2023
- Florida Trend, Legal Elite, Civil Trial, 2020, 2021