Lewis Brisbois is pleased to welcome Jay Thornton to its Fort Lauderdale office as a partner in the firm’s Complex Business & Commercial Litigation, Corporate, Banking & Finance, and Labor & Employment practices. Mr. Thornton has been litigating complex banking, labor & employment, and general commercial litigation matters for 23 years, and has successful first chair jury and non-jury trial experience in the state and federal courts on behalf of numerous institutional clients nationwide. 

Mr. Thornton, along with associate Max Palenzuela, brings a vibrant growing practice and has extensive capabilities across multiple disciplines, including complex banking litigation, class actions, retail bank operations, and wire and check processing claims. He has worked on cases involving the Fair Credit Billing Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claims, real estate litigation, mortgage fraud, title insurance disputes, fraudulent transfer act claims, commercial loan workouts and foreclosures, and deceptive and unfair trade practices. 

“I am excited to join a firm with a such large national presence, and look forward to contributing to the growth of our Commercial Litigation and Corporate practice here in Florida and across the country,” Mr. Thornton said about his new role. “I am looking forward to building relationships with our talented team of attorneys at Lewis Brisbois, with the collective goal of delivering exceptional results for our clients.” 

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