Arnstein & Lehr LLP Expands Fort Lauderdale Litigation Team

Arnstein & Lehr LLP Expands Fort Lauderdale Litigation Team

(Fort Lauderdale, FL - 2015-11-04)

The national law firm of Arnstein & Lehr LLP welcomes Ariel R. Deray to its Fort Lauderdale office as an associate in the Litigation Practice Group.

“We are delighted to have Ariel join our firm,” said Jeffrey Shapiro, Chairman of Arnstein & Lehr LLP’s Executive Committee and Managing Partner of the firm’s Florida offices. “Ariel’s enthusiasm and eagerness will make her an instrumental member of our team.”

Ms. Deray’s area of law focuses on complex commercial litigation. She joins Arnstein & Lehr LLP after working as a law clerk in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, gaining significant legal experience. Before joining the firm, she worked as a law clerk at a prominent law firm in South Florida, performing legal research and drafting motions and judicial orders for review. Additionally, she served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Jeffrey E. Streitfeld in the Complex Business Litigation Division at the 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida. As an intern, she conducted extensive research and analyzed case law, secondary sources, and legislative history concerning the preservation of errors for appeal.

Ms. Deray chose to join Arnstein & Lehr LLP because, she says, “I was attracted to Arnstein & Lehr’s sophistication, diverse practice areas, and very well respected name in the legal community. My goals in this new role are to learn as much as possible and to become an asset to this team of experienced and skilled professionals.”

She earned her J.D., summa cum laude, as valedictorian from Nova Southeastern University—Shepard Broad College of Law in 2015. In law school, Ms. Deray was a research and teaching assistant for the Legal Research and Writing course, where she taught first year students the foundations of legal writing.  She also received several Book Awards and served as a Senior Associate on the Nova Law Review. Ms. Deray received her B.S. from the University of Florida in 2012.