MIAMI, FL, April 25, 2019 – This morning, Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. announced his bid for president of the United States of America. With the initiation of his campaign, Former Vice President Biden has appointed a prestigious group of Americans to aid him on his road to presidency. Miami attorney, Ralph Patino, has been selected to join a Policy Group, as well as participate in a 23-member Latino Leadership Group, which will be responsible for Biden’s Latino outreach campaign.
Ralph G. Patino is a nationally recognized corporate and civil trial lawyer and businessman with more than three decades of courtroom and professional experience.
He is managing shareholder, President and Chief Operating Officer of Patino & Associates, P.A., the Coral Gables law firm he founded in 1992. His firm has since grown to include offices in Washington, D.C. and the Caribbean.
Under his leadership, Patino & Associates has won more than one hundred multimillion dollar jury awards and settlements and, as a result, Mr. Patino is a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Verdict Club. Mr. Patino is also a civic and community leader, philanthropist, and patron of the arts.
On the world stage, Mr. Patino has played a vital role in helping improve U.S.-Cuba relations. As a founding member of Cuba Now and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Cuba Business Council, Mr. Patino helped the Obama administration restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and was among the White House’s special guests at the July 2015 reopening of the U.S Embassy in Havana.
Mr. Patino continues to travel frequently to Cuba where he helps U.S. corporations establish and maintain commercial ties with Cuba. He is a firm believer that normalized relations between the two countries is in the best interest of both the American and the Cuban people.
Mr. Patino’s work in the region extends beyond Cuba.
On the home front, Mr. Patino has long been active in national politics. Together with Eva Longoria, Henry Muñoz and other prominent Hispanics, he co-founded the Futuro Fund, which in 2012 raised $36 million for the Democratic National Committee. In 2014, he co-founded the Latino Victory Project, a bi-partisan initiative that supports Hispanic candidates for national office throughout the United States.