Podhurst Orseck Promotes Kristina Infante to Partner, Zachary Gorwitz Joins as Associate

Kristina Infante Zachary Gorwitz

MIAMI, FL—Litigation powerhouse Podhurst Orseck has promoted Kristina Infante to partner at the Firm and hired Zachary Gorwitz as an Associate. Podhurst Orseck has built a national reputation for its highly specialized practice in complex litigation, class action, appellate, and aviation matters.

Infante joined Podhurst Orseck in 2018 and has since led or been involved in some of the nation’s most high-profile and noteworthy cases, including the recent historic settlement secured in the lawsuit against the United States government in relation to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Highschool mass shooting in Parkland, the $57 million settlement with Volkswagen related to defective suspensions, as well as the Boeing 737 Max 8 Lion Air and Ethiopian Airline tragedies.

Infante received her Juris Doctorate magna cum laude from New York University School of Law in 2014, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and served on the New York University Law Review. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Studies from Northwestern University. Prior to Podhurst Orseck, Infante practiced at Boies Schiller Flexner where she focused on products liability cases and complex commercial litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. Infante also clerked for Judge Adalberto Jordan on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Gorwitz will focus his practice on personal injury, aviation, mass torts, and complex litigation working alongside longtime Podhurst Orseck partners Ricardo Martinez-Cid and Lea P. Bucciero.

Born and raised in South Florida, Gorwitz joined Podhurst Orseck after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Stanley Marcus of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Honorable Federico A. Moreno of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He also previously spent time as a Summer Associate with Williams & Connolly in Washington D.C.

Gorwitz graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Public Policy studies and holds a J.D. from the New York University School of Law where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, a Florence Allen Scholar, a Lederman Fellow in Law and Economics, served as an Executive Editor of the Law Review, and was a Legal Fellow at the Policing Project. While at Duke, Gorwitz served for a year on the University’s Board of Trustees, worked for a non-profit organization in South Africa, and was an associate in the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence during the Obama Administration.

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