Gavrila A. Brotz, Partner
Gavrila Brotz focuses her practice on health care litigation, business and contract disputes, and provides trial and appellate support.
As part of her business litigation practice, she handles general commercial litigation cases that involve issues including business torts, breach of contract disputes, and statutory claims. Ms. Brotz has assisted in the defense of healthcare facilities in various class action and individual claims alleging breach of data privacy and data security issues.
Ms. Brotz is part of a team of lawyers that handles strategic issues for healthcare providers to protect data created under various medical quality review functions. She assists healthcare facilities and practitioners in addressing requests for information sought under Article X, section 25 of the Florida Constitution, commonly known as Amendment 7, The Patients’ Right to Know about Adverse Medical Incidents. As part of her practice, Ms. Brotz has appeared throughout the State of Florida, litigating before the Courts regarding how to interpret the constitutional provision and its effects on discovery, use, and admissibility of such materials.
Ms. Brotz has counseled clients on privacy matters and other corporate governance issues. She has also published articles regarding legislation and litigation concerning information protection and data breach.
University of Miami School of Law (J.D., 2006), magna cum laude
Tufts University (B.A., 1998)
Institut d’Etudes Politiques a Paris (Diplome du Programme International, 1997)
Data Privacy and Cybersecurity
Trial and Appellate Support
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Florida State Courts
Brush v. Miami Beach Healthcare Grp., Ltd., 238 F. Supp. 3d 1359 (S.D. Fla. 2017)
Case v. Miami Beach Healthcare Grp., Ltd., 166 F. Supp. 3d 1315 (S. D. Fla. 2016)
Tricquet v. Whittier, 2016 WL 751799 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Feb. 17, 2016)
Lazaro v. Kendall Healthcare Grp., Ltd., 194 So. 3d 1033 (Fla. 3d DCA 2016)
Martinez v. Halibi, 2011 WL 9175560 (S.D. Fla. Nov. 10, 2011).
Speaker, 5th Annual Hispanic National Bar Association Anti-Human Trafficking Conference (September 2016)
Panelist, “Cybersecurity and Data Theft: Increasing Challenges and the Rise of Ransomware,” American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, Miami, FL (August 2016)
Co-Presenter, “Data Security: Best Practices in the Increasingly Likely Event of a Data Breach,” GrowFL CEO Roundtable, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (June 2016)
Co-Presenter, “Internal Data Theft & Whistleblowers,” South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association (SFHHA) Workforce Committee Meeting (June 2015)
Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2014-2016)
Professional & Civic Activities
United Way of Miami-Dade
Member, Women’s Leadership Executive Council
University of Miami School of Law
Member, Moot Court Advisory Board
Coach, Moot Court Team (Moot Court National Championship)
Hispanic National Bar Association
Region VII Human Tracking Taskforce Host Committee Member
Order of Barristers
Tache, Bronis, Christianson and Descalzo, P. A.
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