Thursday, July 19, 2012

Steven J. Brodie Elected President of University of Miami Citizens Board

Steven J. Brodie
Miami, Fla. – July 18, 2012 – With a longstanding commitment to the greater Miami business, education and Jewish community, Steven J. Brodie, a shareholder in Carlton Fields’ Miami office, now serves as President of the University of Miami (UM) Citizens Board. He was also re-elected to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation (Federation) Board of Directors.

Brodie has served on UM’s Citizens Board for nearly a decade and on the Federation’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee for more than a decade. Past roles with the Citizens Board include member of the executive committee; secretary, treasurer and vice president; and president-elect. With the Federation, Brodie has served in various roles including past chairman of the South Dade Branch; chairman of the Cornerstone Campaign; past chairman of the Jewish Community Relations Council and a member of the board of directors and executive committee.

Established in 1946, the UM’s Citizens Board is a select group of more than 300 business, professional and civic leaders who actively support the University's philanthropic efforts and promote UM programs. Since its inception, the board has raised more than $339 million for the University and advanced 87 board members to its Board of Trustees. Of this year's current UM Trustees, 24 are former or active Citizens Board members.

Founded in 1938 in response to Kristallnacht (considered the start of the Holocaust), the Federation’s mission is to mobilize human and financial resources to care of those in need, strengthen Jewish life and advance the unity, values and shared purpose of the Jewish people in Miami, in Israel, and around the world.

Brodie is a commercial litigator in state and federal courts. His practice includes civil and regulatory litigation and he focuses his work on insurance-related litigation, including coverage, defense and regulatory matters, as well as securities, complex business litigation, and creditors’ rights. He is a graduate of Leadership Miami, is a member of the United Way of Dade County Board of Directors, and is a member of the University of Miami Board of Trustees.

Brodie received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Miami and his B.S., with honors, from Tulane University.

About Carlton Fields: Carlton Fields is a leading provider of legal and consultative services to a broad spectrum of business clients ranging from multi-nationalFortune 100 companies to start-ups. With locations in major business centers in the Southeast, Carlton Fields offers to its clients more than 300 attorneys and government consultants.


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