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305.373.9400
305.373.9443
jetra@broadandcassel.com

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Practice Areas:

Commercial Litigation
White Collar Defense and Compliance

Bar Membership:

New York, 1992
Florida, 2003

Courts:

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Education:

Columbia University School of Law
New York, New York, 1991
J.D., Juris Doctor

Columbia College
New York, New York, 1988
B.A., Political Science

Affiliations:

Family Resource Center
Chairman
American Jewish Committee, South Florida
Board of Directors

Jonathan Etra P.A.

Partner
Miami   

Mr. Jonathan Etra is a Partner in the Miami office of Broad and Cassel. He is a member of the Firm's Commercial Litigation and White Collar Defense and Compliance Practice Groups.

  • Mr. Etra represents business clients in complex litigation matters, with an emphasis on the prosecution and defense of civil racketeering, fraud, receiverships, and partnership disputes.
  • His practice also includes white-collar criminal defense, regulatory matters, and Bank Secrecy Act compliance.
  • Mr. Etra handles litigation at the trial and appellate level in federal and state court and in arbitration.
  • He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he investigated, prosecuted, and tried cases involving securities fraud, tax fraud, bank fraud, health care fraud, asset forfeiture, and organized crime. He also participated in the U.S. Department of Justice's terrorism investigations following September 11th.
  • Mr. Etra argued appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and he served as a Trial Instructor at the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Trial Training Seminar.
  • During his 6 years as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Etra's more significant trials included the prosecution of the nation's first racketeering case involving the infiltration of the mortgage lending industry by a La Cosa Nostra organized crime family, the prosecution of a foreign national arising out of the kidnapping of a former Soviet minister, the prosecution of a foreign national for assault of a Foreign Minister just outside the United Nations, and the prosecution of a foreign national for participating in an anthrax hoax in the wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11.
  • He is a frequent legal commentator in the media.
  • Mr. Etra was recognized as a "Florida Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine in 2013-2016. He was also recognized by his peers in Florida Trend Magazine's "Florida Legal Elite" in 2013.
  • He holds an AV® Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, achieving the rating agency’s highest marks for both competency and ethics.
Mr. Etra is involved in various community and professional organizations. He serves on the Board of Directors for both the Family Resource Center and the American Jewish Committee, South Florida.

Honors and Awards

  • "Florida Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine, 2013 - 2016 
  • "Florida Legal Elite" by Florida Trend Magazine, 2013 
  • Achieved AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell 

Press Releases

Date

Press Release

10/24/2016

Jonathan Etra Appointed Chair of the South Florida Family Resource Center Board

6/9/2016

34 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named Florida Super Lawyers, 12 Honored as Rising Stars