Carlton Fields serves business clients in key industries across the country and around the globe. Through their core practices, they help their clients grow their businesses and protect their vital interests.
Carlton Field's national and international litigation teams are well equipped to handle the most complex business trials, arbitrations, and appeals. They have developed especially deep experience in the defense of class actions and mass actions, white collar representation, high-stakes business litigation, and government investigations. They have tried more than 1,500 cases to judgment or verdict and defended several hundred class actions across the country. They are one of only a handful of firms that have actually tried major class action cases. In the life insurance and financial product liability areas alone, their financial services industry attorneys have handled more than 300 class actions.
Gary Sasso, President and CEO
Gary Sasso represents business clients in securities fraud and consumer fraud class actions and other complex litigation at the trial and appellate level, in the financial services industry, energy sector, products manufacturing industry, and services sector.
Mr. Sasso has tried cases in the areas of securities fraud, business contracts, products liability, professional malpractice, employment discrimination and termination, eminent domain, bankruptcy, construction, administrative law, and land use in Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Mr. Sasso has argued appeals on diverse issues including business fraud, federal and state constitutional claims, products liability, personal injury, insurance coverage, national bank regulation, employment discrimination, federal occupational safety and health regulation, eminent domain, county taxation, and public utilities law.
Before joining the firm in 1987, Mr. Sasso worked as a law clerk for Justice Byron R. White on the United States Supreme Court; and as a law clerk for Judge Spottswood W. Robinson, III, of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.