Jeffrey Molinaro, Esq., is an attorney with Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph. He focuses his practice in the areas of Administrative Law, Appellate Practice, and Civil and Commercial Litigation. Mr. Molinaro is also experienced in Anti-Money Laundering. He originally joined Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph as a law clerk in 2008.
During his time with Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, Mr. Molinaro has engaged in comprehensive and extensive appellate practice. Mr. Molinaro has litigated numerous appellate cases on a wide range of matters including administrative law, constitutional law, civil and criminal procedure, habeas corpus, and mandamus in multiple U.S. Courts of Appeals and Florida District Courts of Appeal. Mr. Molinaro has also briefed numerous petitions for writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Molinaro has argued cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third and Eleventh Circuits.
Within the areas of civil and commercial litigation, Mr. Molinaro primarily focuses his efforts towards dispositive motion practice. In addition, Mr. Molinaro has effectively represented clients in litigation and appellate practice against several federal agencies including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Mr. Molinaro has also successfully represented clients regarding rule challenges and licensing disputes before the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration both before the Division of Administrative Hearings and Appeals and the Florida First District Court of Appeal.
Additionally, Mr. Molinaro has drafted legal opinions regarding Bank Secrecy Act/FinCEN regulatory compliance, compliance with various state department of banking and financial institutions regulatory regimes, and OFAC sanctions program compliance for a variety of money services businesses including money transmitters, currency dealers, currency exchanges, prepaid access providers, payday lenders, and merchant payment processors. He has assisted in the negotiation of consent orders and settlement agreements with FinCEN and state departments of banking and financial institutions regarding money services businesses licensing issues and BSA compliance. Mr. Molinaro has also researched and analyzed provisions of the Bank Secrecy Act, FinCEN Administrative Rulings and applicable regulations of 31 C.F.R. Chapter X, and various state financial regulations for responses to federal and state regulatory and law enforcement inquires.
Mr. Molinaro was born in Staten Island, New York and was raised in South Florida. He attended Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida where he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice in 2003. In 2010, Mr. Molinaro graduated magna cum laude and ranked third in his class from the Florida International University College of Law in Miami, Florida. While in law school Mr. Molinaro had the privilege of working as a research assistant to Prof. Thomas Baker where he focused his research on Constitutional Law, Supreme Court Jurisprudence, and Federal Appellate Practice.
Outside the office, Mr. Molinaro is an active member of the FIU College of Law Alumni Association, and was elected President of the Association for the 2015-2016 year. Mr. Molinaro previously served as Vice President during the 2014-2015 year. Since 2001, Mr. Molinaro has also volunteered his time as a high school football coach.
- Florida International University College of Law Miami, Florida J.D., magna cum laude
- Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida B.A., magna cum laude
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- U.S. Tax Court
- Florida International University College of Law Alumni Association
- United States v. Gibson, — F.App’x. –, 2015 WL 4081281 (11th Cir. 2015)
- Fisher v. Sec., Fla. Dept. of Corrs., — F.App’x. –, 2015 WL 3875689 (11th Cir. 2015)
- Stoddard v. Sec., Dept. of Corrs., 600 F.App’x. 696 (11th Cir. 2015)
- Floyd v. City of New York, 770 F.3d 1051 (2d Cir. 2014)
- Winthrop-Redin v. United States, 767 F.3d 1210 (11th Cir. 2014)
- Hill v. Sec., Fla. Dept. of Corrs., 578 F.App’x 805 (11th Cir. 2014)
- United States v. Territory of the Virgin Islands, 748 F.3d 514(3d Cir. 2014)
- Gillette v. Territory of the Virgin Islands, 563 F.App’x. 191 (3d Cir. 2014)