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Jarrod J. Malone

Partner
240 South Pineapple Avenue
10th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236
Direct941.364.2715
Fax941.366.3999
jmalone@slk-law.com

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Gina K. Valentino
Direct941.366.6660, Ext. 2473
gvalentino@slk-law.com

Jarrod J. Malone has significant experience litigating own occupation disability cases on behalf of physicians in both State and Federal court against the nation’s largest insurance companies over the past decade. He has successfully brought claims in these own occupation disability cases for fraud and RICO and has extensive knowledge about the claims practices of Unum and its subsidiaries Paul Revere and Provident.

Jarrod also regularly represents individuals and Broker Dealers in cases involving restraining orders, raiding, and issues surrounding the Protocol for Broker Recruiting in State and Federal Court as well as FINRA arbitration.  Jarrod has represented thousands of national and international financial advisors across the nation in FINRA arbitration disputes, claims for wrongful termination, deferred compensation claims, promissory note disputes, U-5 defamation and defense of garden leave provisions in restrictive covenants. 

Jarrod is an experienced class action litigator and has been class counsel to numerous class actions in the securities industry. In 2012 he tried a landmark case in the securities industry that resulted in an award in excess of $10,000,000 which exposed a nationwide fraud committed by a large Broker Dealer.

Based upon his experience in the securities industry, Jarrod has been regularly consulted regarding employment and recruitment issues, and has been called upon to restructure a number of firms’ employment contracts, restrictive covenants, and promissory notes to reflect industry best practices. 

Through his litigation experience, Jarrod has gained substantial knowledge in electronic discovery and has assisted several corporations in data breach incidents.  As a result, he has been tasked by his firm to be one of the primary attorneys on the firm’s Data Breach Team that assists in identification and containment of potential breaches, legal risk assessment and strategic risk mitigation advice. After a data breach has occurred and its scope ascertained, Jarrod assists the client in formulating a breach response plan, including coordination of any required notifications to State Agencies and Law Enforcement, affected individuals and credit agencies.

Jarrod formerly worked with the State Attorney's Office in Sarasota, Florida. In his position as Assistant State Attorney, Jarrod was responsible for prosecution of criminal offenses. His experience includes conducting over 30 jury trials in misdemeanor and felony court as lead counsel. Jarrod is a former U.S. Army officer and served as a military judge advocate.

Jarrod is admitted to practice in Florida and the United States District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida as well as the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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  • J.D., City University of New York School of Law, 2004
  • B.A., University of South Florida, 2000

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 2005
  • United States District Court Southern District of Florida, 2009
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida, 2009
  • United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit, 2012

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