Associate Attorney

3400 Miami Tower

100 S.E. 2nd Street

Miami, Florida 33131

+1 305-375-9220

rpotts@diazreus.com

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Background

Prior to joining Diaz Reus in its Miami headquarters, Mr. Potts was an associate attorney at both Hogan Lovells and Lydecker Diaz. His record of experience is diverse and includes:

Representing a national university and hospital against several hundred foreign plaintiffs alleging various human rights violations under state and federal laws.

Representing an agricultural manufacturer against former global distributor in multimillion dollar arbitration involving breach of contract and anti-competitive claims that went to final hearing.

Representing a hydroelectric power plant owner in a matter against the developer and contractor of the power plant for breach of a procurement, engineering, and construction contract.

Representing a global communications company against a national telecommunications company in a multibillion dollar litigation concerning a breach of a telecommunication services contract.

Representing an international home insulation manufacturer in multiple U.S. federal jurisdictions defending against class action product liability claims. Successfully defeated plaintiff’s attempt to consolidate cases.

Representing an international internet media marketing company in the arbitration of software licensing breach and breach of services agreement. Continued representation in enforcement action in state and federal court.

Representing a municipality for claims arising out of trespass and unlawful taking. Successfully attained dismissal with prejudice in state court and affirmed on appeal. Representing a large commercial investor in purchase of multimillion dollar real property asset purchase.

Representing a municipality in Civil Service Board hearings, EEOC, and state court actions for termination of an employee who brought false claims of civil rights violations against the employees supervisor and municipality.

Education

  • Florida International University College of Law, J.D., 2010
  • Florida International University Chapman School of Business, MBA, with Honors, 2006
  • University of Miami, B.S., Business Administration, 2005

Admissions

  • Florida Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida

Accolades

  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers 2016

Professional Leadership

  • International Law Quarterly, Editor for the Caribbean Region
  • Cuban American Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, International Law Section, Member

Publications

  • “Three Beneficial Terms in Today’s Arbitration Clause,” Kluwer Arbitration Blog, March 26, 2014
  • “How to Cut Costs in Complex International Arbitrations,” Daily Business Review, September 18, 2014
  • “Controlling the Rising Costs in Arbitration; Where Technology Can Help (And Where it Can’t),” Journal of Technology in International Arbitration, ISSN 2378-2072, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2015
  • “Miami: Una Nueva Estrella en el Arbitraje Comercial Internacional,” International Law Quarterly, Vol. XXXII, No. 1, Fall 2015