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Florida Trial Lawyer

Natalia M. Salas is a Partner at The Ferraro Law Firm, and focuses her practice on multi-district litigation (MDL), complex business disputes, mass torts, and class actions. Ms. Salas was the dedicated MDL clerk to The Honorable James Lawrence King in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, overseeing In re Checking Account Overdraft Litigation through class certification, resulting in over $1 billion in settlements. Since joining Ferraro Law in 2020, Ms. Salas has been appointed as Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs with claims in the MDL against Robinhood relating to its January 2021 trading restrictions and to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the Insulin Pricing Litigation MDL on behalf of self-funded payers who overpaid for artificially inflated insulin as a result of alleged wrongdoing by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), CVS Caremark, Express Scripts, and OptumRx, and drug manufacturers, Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi. Ms. Salas also serves U.S. public water systems with claims for per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination within the Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) Products Liability MDL, which recently settled against 3M and Tyco Fire Products for a groundbreaking $12.5 billion and $750 million, respectively. Ms. Salas has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” and a “Top 40 Under 40” lawyer for her client advocacy, community service, professionalism, and ethics.

Prior to joining Ferraro Law, Ms. Salas was Assistant General Counsel to the University of Miami. In that capacity, Ms. Salas represented the University and its health system in high-stakes litigation, healthcare regulatory compliance, data privacy, technology transfer, sponsored research, athletics, and intellectual property. Ms. Salas was recognized for her leadership by UM’s Talent and Organizational Development Program. Ms. Salas previously spent six years as Senior Counsel at one of the largest multi-national firms (Am Law 50), and four years at an elite litigation boutique founded by the former United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. During that time, Ms. Salas prosecuted and defended cases through trial, argued dispositive motions, obtained judgments totaling over $50 million, and led cross-border disputes and investigations. Ms. Salas also represented victims of human trafficking and was active as a volunteer for Big Brothers & Big Sisters of America and member of the Federal Bar and Cuban Bar Associations.

Ms. Salas earned her law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law. During law school, Ms. Salas was a Dean’s Merit Scholarship recipient, served on the University of Miami Law Review, and the Moot Court Board, and won several book awards, including in Litigation Skills and Legal Research & Writing. Ms. Salas received her undergraduate degree from Duke University, magna cum laude, in Public Policy and Spanish, and a Policy Journalism and Media Certificate after an internship at NBCUniversal in New York City.

Ms. Salas is admitted to practice in Florida and Illinois.

Ms. Salas is fluent in spoken and written Spanish and conversational in Italian.

Education

  • Duke University
  • University of Miami School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2007
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Awards

  • Legal Department of the Year Daily Business Review, 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida, 2015
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2011
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2021
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2022
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2021

Case Results

  • Won summary final judgment in favor of seller of $100 million commercial real estate and affirmance on appeal before the Third District.
  • Won $24 million final order of commercial foreclosure for large lender client.
  • Obtained a jury verdict for a non-profit in a dispute involving improper land use by a high-rise developer.
  • Obtained a jury verdict for a business owner in a lease dispute.
  • Obtained transfer of venue, dismissal, and favorable settlement for the world’s largest crowdfunding platform.
  • Negotiated favorable settlement for a prominent Mexican publishing executive in a licensing dispute.
  • Mediated and negotiated a favorable settlement in an architectural design copyright dispute.
  • Successful defense of international client in an investigation by the Securities Exchange Commission.
  • Obtained dismissal, with prejudice, for global law firm on malicious prosecution and abuse of process claims, a prominent accounting firm on negligence claims brought by the lender, and perfume distributor in a license agreement dispute.
  • Successfully briefed motion to dismiss on personal jurisdiction grounds for information technology services client.
  • Obtained a permanent injunction for a celebrity to prevent a gossip website from posting nude photographs.
  • Successfully argued appeal to Third District in lease dispute for a historic Miami Beach hotel.

*Certain of these representations occurred prior to joining The Ferraro Law Firm.

Community Involvement

  • Dade Legal Aid Attorney Ad Litem, Human Trafficking
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Young Lawyers Law Clerk Division
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Duke Alumni Association

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Verdicts & Settlements

BILLIONS
OF DOLLARS
Recovered for Our Clients

The Ferraro Law Firm is one of the top five asbestos and mesothelioma law firms in the nation in the number of claimants we represent and the total recovery we have obtained for our clients. Our courtroom successes have also given us the financial resources to handle complex cases that require a significant monetary investment on the part of the law firm handling your case.

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$14,088,300

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$14,000,000+

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$14,000,000

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$12,500,000

Product Liability

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$11,000,000

Product Liability

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$9,000,000

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$6,785,000

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$6,250,000

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$5,500,000

Catastrophic Personal Injury

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$5,000,000

Product Liability

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$5,000,000+

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$5,000,000

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$3,455,000

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$2,981,302

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$2,854,159

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$2,500,000

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$2,000,000

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$1,800,000

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$1,500,000

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$1,153,000

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$1,131,327

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$1,066,000

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$1,055,000

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$900,000

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$800,000

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$500,000

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$450,000

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$300,000

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