2015-2016 ILS Chair – Eduardo Palmer
Eduardo Palmer is a sole practitioner with vast experience in the area of litigation over the past 30 years. He is a bilingual lawyer who practices commercial litigation, including international litigation and arbitration, and white collar criminal defense. He is a former partner and Chair of the International Litigation and Arbitration Group at Steel Hector & Davis LLP.
Palmer also served as Deputy Chief of the Economic Crimes Section of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida and as the International Affairs Coordinator for that office.
Palmer led the effort on behalf of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar to enact the Florida International Commercial Arbitration Act in 2010, the Glitch Fix Bill, which amended several international law statutes in Florida, in 2013, and helped draft Florida’s Application of Foreign Law statute in 2014.
Palmer also served on the Board of the Miami International Arbitration Society and ICCA Miami 2014, Inc. Palmer teaches international commercial arbitration as an adjunct professor at Florida International University College of Law and civil procedure as an adjunct professor at IE University in Madrid, Spain. Mr. Palmer was also appointed to the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Business and Contract Cases and served as Chair of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar for the 2015-2016 bar year. During Palmer’s chairmanship, the ILS actively maintained a standing Amicus Committee to quickly address and respond to cases involving the application and interpretation of international law in Florida and provide guidance on the same to state and federal courts throughout the State of Florida.
Palmer graduated from the University of Florida College of Law with Honors in 1985 and subsequently clerked for United States District Court Judge, Kenneth L. Ryskamp, in the Southern District of Florida.