Irene Oria has over 15 years of experience in complex commercial business litigation in federal and state courts and arbitration tribunals with a focus in recent years on Financial Services, Insurance and Securities Litigation, including nationwide class and multi-district litigation. She has tried jury and non-jury cases.
Ms. Oria represents domestic and international public and private companies and individual officers and directors in contract-related and business tort disputes; complex insurance coverage and bad faith disputes, including director and officer liability matters; accounting negligence and other professional negligence disputes; corporate governance disputes; SEC, Florida Attorney General and other state and federal regulatory investigations; white collar matters including civil and criminal RICO actions; securities fraud actions alleging violations of state and federal securities laws; employer side employment-related disputes including employment discrimination matters; product liability disputes; and antitrust litigation. In particular, Ms. Oria has experience defending banks and other large financial institutions in complex commercial litigation, including consumer class actions alleging violations of consumer protection laws. She has also represented insurance companies in insurance fraud investigations. Ms. Oria routinely defends clients in matters related to the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practice Act (FDUTPA) and the Florida Securities and Investor Protection Act.
Prior to joining Stroock, Ms. Oria served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. During her tenure at the United States Justice Department, Ms. Oria defended the interests of the United States in civil suits filed in the U.S. District Courts alleging statutory torts, constitutional torts, violations of civil rights and employment discrimination/harassment/retaliation laws, medical malpractice and a myriad of other claims.
Ms. Oria is fluent in Spanish.