Edward M. Mullins
emullins@astidavis.com
Astigarraga Davis
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Practice
- International Litigation
- International Arbitration
- Defamation/Privacy
- Communications/Media
- Intellectual Property
- Class Action Defense
- Appellate Law

Education
- J.D., University of Florida, 1990, Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, Florida Law Review
- B.A., University of Florida, 1986

Bar Admissions
- Florida

 

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Ed Mullins, a founding shareholder, focuses his trial, arbitration and appellate commercial litigation practice on international commercial litigation and arbitration, intellectual property litigation, and class actions.  He brings to this practice broad experience as a commercial litigator, having handled an array of commercial disputes over the years, including contract, media, intellectual property, shareholder, and class action disputes.  He also serves an arbitrator and a mediator, and is a member of the commercial panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association.

He serves as Co-Chair of the International Litigation Committee of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association (ABA), and former co-chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Litigation Section and former Co-Editor of the International Litigation Quarterly.  He is chair of the Florida Bar International Law Section and the former Co-Editor of the Florida Bar International Law Quarterly. Mr. Mullins also is the former Chair of the Appellate Court Rules Committee of the Florida Bar. He also has served as Chair of the International and Appellate Courts Committees of the Dade County Bar.

Selected by The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration, Mullins frequently speaks and writes on international litigation and arbitration issues for the ABA and the Florida Bar.  Some of his recent publications include Cross Examination, Florida Civil Trial Practice (8th ed. 2010), Special Report: ABA Wants to Protect International Arbitration in Bill Before, Congress, Daily Bus. Review (Oct. 6, 2009); Franchisees Sued for Violation of Athlete's Foot Trademark, The Judicial View (Winter 2009). Contractual Waiver of Personal Jurisdiction Under F.S. 685.102: The Long-Arm Statute's Little-Known Cousin, 80 Fla. Bar J. 5 (May 2006); Waiver, Preemption, and Permissive Clauses, 7 ABA, Comm. & Bus. Litig. J. No. 2. at 1 (Winter 2006); The Hunt for Federal Court:  Removing International Cases, 22 ABA, Int'l Litig. Q. 1 (Fall 2005); Staying a Money Judgment in Federal Court Without Posting a Supersedeas Bond, 57 Fla. Bar J. 45 (Dec. 2003); You Better Shop Around: Appellate Forum Shopping, 25 ABA, Litigation 32 (Summer 1999), which was republished in the Litigation Manual.

He has spoken frequently on international litigation and arbitration issues for numerous organizations, including the ABA, the Florida Bar, and the American Society of International Law, and has spoken in conferences in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.  He has chaired and served on the steering committee for the Florida Bar International and Arbitration and Litigation Conference for years.  He has been recognized in Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite, in Florida Super Lawyers, and in numerous editions of Marquis' Who's Who.

His broad experience includes litigating media, defamation, privacy, and intellectual property disputes, including patent, trademark and copyright actions.  He has served as co-counsel in numerous patent actions regarding patents from numerous different sectors.A former Chair of the Florida Bar's Media and Communications Committee, Mullins often speaks on such subjects at conferences, including the Entertainment and Sports Law Section Conference and the Media Law Conference of the Florida Bar, the Practicing Law Institute, and the Inter-American Press Association. 

Mullins also has substantial experience in class actions.  He has defended financial institutions, insurers, and other corporate entities against class action cases on federal and state claims ranging from claims under Truth-in-Lending Act, other federal consumer protection statutes, state insurance code claims, common-law clams, and claims pursuant to the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA).

Mullins has served as appellate counsel, having appeared to close to 100 appeals in federal and state courts.  Mullins has appeared as counsel in approximately 80 published decisions in federal and state court at the trial and appellate court levels spanning all areas of practice noted above.

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