Cary Aronovitz is a Miami trial lawyer and focuses his practice on government investigations, corporate compliance, complex commercial litigation, corporate and consumer fraud investigations, fraudulent transfer litigation and class action defense.
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, 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.
In 2020, Mr. Aronovitz was recognized by Florida Trend magazine's Legal Elite as a top government attorney: one of two attorneys in his office to receive the achievement. He was also an active member of the USAO's Violence Reduction Partnership, volunteering to mentor students on making smarter choices and participating in several programs to assist convicted felons with successful reintegration following prison.
Prior to joining the USAO, Mr. Aronovitz clerked for the Hon. Alicia O. Valle of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. In addition, Mr. Aronovitz previously was a litigation associate in Holland & Knight's Miami office focusing on commercial litigation, product liability defense, enforcement of trade secrets, white collar investigations, estates and trusts litigation, and partnership dissolutions. Mr. Aronovitz practiced in state and federal courts, and in arbitration. He also tried two pro bono bench trials that resulted in parental rights being restored under the Hague Convention for International Child Abduction.
While in law school, Mr. Aronovitz 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. Upon graduation, he was selected into membership for the national Order of the Barristers in recognition of his achievements in oral advocacy.
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 information 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.
- 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
- Florida Trend, Legal Elite, Government and Non-Profit Attorneys, 2020