Constantine Economides

Partner, Miami

Constantine has wide-ranging litigation experience, with expertise in securities, cryptoasset, cannabis, international, and class action litigation. Over the past twelve years, he has represented litigants in some of the most notable fraud-based disputes in United States history.

As a former judicial clerk to Judge William P. Dimitrouleas of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Constantine assisted the Judge in adjudicating over 100 civil cases. Before joining RF, Constantine also worked with large national firms in New York and Florida on numerous matters involving securities, international, and class action litigation.  He represented the Securities Investor Protection Corporation as part of the team that recovered over $11 billion on behalf of the victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.  He also recovered funds on behalf of investors defrauded by failed blood-testing company Theranos, Inc. and its infamous founder, Elizabeth Holmes.

Constantine currently represents an array of clients in complex domestic and international disputes involving cryptoassets, securities, cannabis, and commercial contracts.

Additionally, Constantine recently became an arbitrator for Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”), and in recognition of his work with securities litigation and class action litigation, he has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Constantine is the co-founder and co-chair of the Federal Bar Association’s Federal Judicial Law Clerk Committee, which is designed to marshal and provide professional opportunities for the national network of current and former federal judicial clerks.

  • In re Securities Investor Protection Corporation v. Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC, No. 11-02732 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) (participated in the recovery from international defendants of billions of dollars on behalf of investors defrauded by Madoff)
  • Coleman v. Theranos, Inc., No. 16-cv-06822 (N.D. Cal.) (reached confidential settlement to recover funds on behalf of defrauded investors)
  • Macias v. Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC, No. 16-cv-2215 (S.D.N.Y.) (successfully obtained dismissal of causes of action relating to business practices);
  • Lowry v. RTI Surgical Holdings, Inc., No. 20-cv-01939 (N.D. Ill) (obtained eight-figure settlement for class of investors);
  • Kleiman v. Wright, No. 18-cv-80176 (S.D. Fla.) ($100 million verdict obtained for client after federal jury trial)
  • In re Tether and Bitfinex Crypto Asset Litigation, 1:19-cv-09236 (S.D.N.Y.) (representing investors in ongoing litigation seeking over $1 trillion in liability from issuer, and related parties, of cryptoasset)
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., International Legal Studies

  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D.

  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A.

  • Co-founder & Co-chair, Federal Judicial Law Clerk Committee of the Federal Bar Association
  • Panel Member, Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Executive Committee Member, New York State Bar Association International Section
  • Co-chair, Florida Chapter of the New York State Bar Association International Section
  • Florida

  • New York

  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court: Northern District of Florida

  • U.S. District Court: Middle District of Florida

  • U.S. District Court: Southern District of Florida

  • U.S. District Court: Southern District of New York

  • U.S. District Court: Eastern District of New York

  • U.S. District Court: Northern District of Illinois

  • Hon. William P. Dimitrouleas U.S. District Court: Southern District of Florida