As president and managing shareholder, Joseph I. Zumpano founded the firm in 2003 and has overseen its growth from Miami, to Chicago and Salt Lake City, as well as satellite arrangements in 16 countries. Zumpano’s practice focuses on major litigation and arbitration matters, including the representation of large hospital systems, and other health care providers, in multi-million dollar disputes with managed care payors, as well as disputes between healthcare providers. Zumpano has architected and argued cases which have resulted in the recovery of over $250 million to the benefit of healthcare providers. Zumpano has also led a number of significant international litigation efforts, including the historic case of Weininger v. Castro, in which almost $24 million was collected in a lawsuit against Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, and the Army of Cuba. The lawsuit and the successful collection effort received national and international press coverage. Zumpano’s experience in recovering funds in cross-border disputes also includes representation of a client in the successful piercing of a Bahamian Trust. Zumpano led the multi-jurisdictional effort against the defendants and the court ordered the turnover of approximately $4 million in assets. In another recent historic case, Zumpano tried and obtained a $191.4 million judgment (against the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional and the Norte de Valle Cartel) on behalf of the son of a former Colombian Senator and Ambassador to the United Nations. Zumpano and his team recovered almost $1 million in funds from a money laundering operation of a Mexican cartel that was an agent and instrumentality of the defendants in the case. To the firm’s knowledge, it is the first time in U.S. history that a terror victim has recovered from a Mexican cartel under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. Zumpano earned a BA from Harvard University and a dual degree in law and public health from Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University.