Constantine Economides

Counsel, Miami

Constantine has wide-ranging litigation experience, with expertise in securities litigation, cannabis litigation, international litigation, and class actions. Over the past ten years, he has represented litigants in some of the most notable fraud-based disputes in United States history.

As a former judicial clerk to Judge William P. Dimitrouleas of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Constantine assisted the Judge in adjudicating over 100 civil cases.  Through that experience, Constantine developed a unique insight into the litigation strategies and arguments that are most likely to persuade the ultimate decision-makers in litigation.

Before joining RCF, Constantine worked with large national firms in New York and Florida on numerous matters involving securities litigation, international litigation, and class action litigation.  He represented the Securities Investor Protection Corporation as part of the team that recovered over $11 billion on behalf of the victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.  He also recovered funds on behalf of investors defrauded by failed blood-testing company Theranos, Inc. and its infamous founder, Elizabeth Holmes.  In total, Constantine has represented plaintiffs and defendants in dozens of commercial, consumer, and securities disputes, including numerous class actions.  Additionally, Constantine recently became an arbitrator for Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”), and in recognition of his work with securities litigation and class action litigation, he has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

  • In re Securities Investor Protection Corporation v. Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC, No. 11-02732 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) (participated in the recovery from international defendants of billions of dollars on behalf of investors defrauded by Madoff)
  • Coleman v. Theranos, Inc., No. 16-cv-06822 (N.D. Cal.) (reached confidential settlement to recover funds on behalf of defrauded investors)
  • Vaitkueviene v. Syneos Health Inc., No. 18-cv-00029 (E.D.N.C.) (ongoing securities fraud litigation on behalf of investors alleging violations of the Securities Exchange Act)
  • Dahhan v. OvaScience, Inc., No. 1:17-cv-10511 (D. Mass.) (ongoing securities fraud litigation on behalf of investors alleging violations of the Securities Exchange Act)
  • Gaynor v. Miller, No. 3:15-CV-545 (E.D. Tenn.) (ongoing securities fraud litigation on behalf of investors alleging violations of Securities Act);
  • Morgan v. Public Storage, No. 14-cv-21559 (S.D. Fla.) (reached class settlement on behalf of consumers alleging violations of FDUTPA and breach of contract)
  • In re ADT Inc. Shareholder Litigation, No. 50-2018-CA-003494 (15th Jud. Cir., Fla.) (reached class settlement on behalf of investors alleging violations of the Securities Act);
  • Tyrell v. Greenlane Holdings, Inc., No. 50-2019-CA-010026 (15th Jud. Cir., Fla.) (ongoing securities fraud litigation on behalf of investors alleging violations of the Securities Act)
  • Macias v. Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC, No. 16-cv-2215 (S.D.N.Y.) (successfully represented Fortune 500 company in obtaining dismissal of causes of action relating to business practices);
  • VAS Aero Services, LLC v. Volvo Aero Leasing, LLC, No. 4D15–3264 (Fla. 4th DCA) (successfully represented entity in obtaining recovery for replevin and damages in commercial dispute regarding aircraft equipment)
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., International Legal Studies

  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D.

  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A.

  • Panel Member, Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

  • Board Member, Broward Chapter Federal Bar Association

  • Co-chair, Federal Judicial Clerk Committee of the Broward Chapter Federal Bar Association

  • Executive Committee Member, New York State Bar Association International Section

  • Co-chair, Florida Chapter of the New York State Bar Association International Section

  • Member, Judiciary Law 470 Working Group for New York State bar Association

  • Florida

  • New York

  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court: Northern District of Florida

  • U.S. District Court: Middle District of Florida

  • U.S. District Court: Southern District of Florida

  • U.S. District Court: Southern District of New York

  • U.S. District Court: Eastern District of New York

  • U.S. District Court: Northern District of Illinois

  • Hon. William P. Dimitrouleas
    U.S. District Court: Southern District of Florida