A Boutique Securities Enforcement and Business Litigation Firm

Schoeppl Law, P.A. is committed to excellence, and welcomes the opportunity to serve clients in challenging litigation matters.

Schoeppl Law, P.A.

A Boutique Securities Enforcement and Business Litigation Firm

SCHOEPPL LAW, P.A., based in Boca Raton, Florida, is a boutique securities enforcement and business litigation firm with a national federal trial and appellate practice which focuses on regulatory enforcement in SEC, FINRA, DOJ, CFTC, FTC, Florida DBPR, and other SRO matters, complex federal and state court commercial litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, high stakes litigation and arbitration matters on behalf of investors in selected cases, broker-dealer and investment adviser defense, and white collar criminal defense arising out of securities enforcement matters. The Firm is led by a former senior federal prosecutor with the SEC with over 100 reported decisions and is comprised of seasoned litigators who graduated from Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, Emory University School of Law, and the University of Miami School of Law.

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Schoeppl Law, P.A. is committed to excellence, and welcomes the opportunity to serve clients in challenging litigation matters.

We Handle Significant Cases

Carl F. Schoeppl prosecuted some of the most notable securities fraud cases on behalf of the SEC in federal courts for over half a decade throughout the Southeastern United States at that time. Significantly, Mr. Schoeppl never lost a case as a prosecutor for the SEC. Some of the most important enforcement cases Mr. Schoeppl handled at the SEC included, among others, a $33 million financial fraud case involving the failed Commonwealth Savings & Loan Association of Florida (“Commonwealth”), and a $27 million Ponzi scheme involving Omni Capital Group, Ltd. (“Omni Capital”) and Thomas R. Mullens, a recidivist felon who was originally sentenced to serve 33 years and 9 months in prison for orchestrating the Omni Capital fraud which, at the time, was one of the stiffest sentences ever imposed upon a white-collar criminal in South Florida.

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Prosecutorial Experience

  • $33 million SEC savings and loan fraud case
  • $27 million SEC Ponzi scheme case involving 150 investors
  • $31 million SEC asset overstatement case involving a fraudulent mortgage on a French vineyard
  • FBI Award for assistance in federal criminal prosecution resulting in one of the stiffest sentences ever imposed upon a white-collar defendant in South Florida
  • Commendation from Securities Board of the Netherlands for assistance in the first criminal prosecution under new securities legislation enacted in the Netherlands

Receivership Experience

  • Appointed Receiver by federal district court upon the recommendation of the SEC in a $48 million SEC securities fraud case
  • Appointed Receiver by federal district court upon the recommendation of the SEC in a $3.5 million SEC Ponzi scheme case
  • Appointed Receiver by federal district court upon the recommendation of the FTC in a $4.2 million FTC business opportunities fraud case
  • Appointed Receiver by federal district court upon the recommendation of the FTC in a $3 million FTC nationwide franchise fraud case
  • Represented Receiver who was the former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York in recovering millions of dollars in fraudulent transfer cases arising out of $59 million SEC and CFTC Ponzi scheme case

Trial Court Experience

  • Obtained dismissal of federal civil RICO claims arising out of an alleged $200 million penny stock scheme
  • Represented an intervenor in an SEC enforcement action in New York and prevailed on significant issue against the SEC and secured an award of attorney’s fees and costs under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) in a judgment against the SEC
  • Represented public company in an SEC enforcement action in Florida that established that it is appropriate to set off losses against profits earned in computing the amount of disgorgement and resulted in no disgorgement being awarded against the client
  • Defended business owner in federal criminal prosecution facing life imprisonment for allegedly retrofitting motor yachts with secret compartments used to smuggle 1000 + kilos of cocaine and secured acquittal after a lengthy jury trial
  • Obtained dismissal of federal private securities litigation case on behalf of a broker-dealer under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (“PSLRA”) and secured an award of attorney’s fees and costs under the PSLRA and the district court’s inherent authority in a judgment against the Plaintiffs

Appellate Court Experience

  • Represented Republic of Ecuador in an appeal before the Eleventh Circuit involving the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
  • Represented a death row inmate in an appeal before the Florida Supreme Court
  • Represented a $400 million hedge fund in an appeal before the Eleventh Circuit
  • Represented a client in an appeal before the Eleventh Circuit in an SEC case that changed the law of insider trading
  • Represented the former president of a major telecommunications company in an appeal before the Eleventh Circuit in a case against a bank that confirmed that a bank owes of duty of care to a noncustomer