Carl F. Schoeppl

Carl F. Schoeppl

Managing Shareholder and Founding Shareholder of Schoeppl & Burke, P.A.
Location:
Boca Raton, Florida
Phone:
800-337-2947
561-394-8301
Fax:
561-394-3121
Email:

Carl F. Schoeppl is the Managing Shareholder of the Schoeppl Law, P.A. Mr. Schoeppl is a former senior federal prosecutor with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), Division  of Enforcement,  and prosecuted  some of the most notable securities fraud cases on behalf of the SEC in federal courts throughout the Southeastern United States at that time, including SEC v. Chapnick, [1993-1994 Transfer Binder] Fed. Sec. L. Rep. (CCR) ,r 98,076 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 11, 1994)(an insider trading and $33 million securities fraud case involving former officers of the failed Commonwealth Savings and Loan Association of Florida); and  SEC v. Bradt, [Current Transfer Binder] Fed. Sec. L. Rep. (CCR) ,r 98,624 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 7,  1995)(a $27  million "Ponzi" scheme case involving the notorious con-man Thomas R. Mullens and the defunct Omni Capital Group, Ltd.). Mr. Schoeppl also served as Ethics Counsel for the SEC's Southeast Regional Office, and was responsible for rendering ethics opinions and legal advice on ethical issues to a staff of over fifty. Prior to his tenure at the SEC, Mr. Schoeppl was a Special Assistant District Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia with responsibility over trying major felony criminal cases.

Mr. Schoeppl has been appointed by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, upon the recommendation of the SEC, as the Receiver for five different corporations in an SEC enforcement action styled SEC v. Schaefer, et al., Case No. 98-343-CIV-ORL-22A (M.D. Fla.)($3.5 million securities fraud/Ponzi scheme case involving the sale of promissory notes). Mr. Schoeppl has also been appointed by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, upon the recommendation of the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC"), as the Receiver for Transworld Enterprises, Inc. in an FTC enforcement action styled FTC v. Transworld Enterprises, Inc., et al., Case No. 00-8126-CIV-GRARAM (S.D. Fla.)($3 million nationwide franchise fraud case involving the sale of ATM business opportunities). Mr. Schoeppl was appointed by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, upon the recommendation of the SEC, to serve as the Receiver for U.S. Capital Funding, Inc. in a $48 million securities fraud case styled SEC v. First Capital Services, Inc., et al., Case No. 00-8445-CIV-MIDDLEBROOKS (S.D. Fla.). Recently, Mr. Schoeppl was appointed by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, upon the recommendation of the FTC, as Temporary Receiver for America's Shopping Network, Inc. ("ASN"), Consumer Services, Inc., Karen Zagami, Carianne Sica, Louis Gangi, RME, Inc., and John Epstein in an FTC enforcement action styled FTC v. America's Shopping Network, Inc., et al., Case No. 02-80540-CIV-HURLEY (S.D. Fla.). In ASN, the Defendants allegedly conducted a nationwide fraudulent work-at-home scheme. Mr. Schoeppl has also served as an expert witness for the SEC in SEC v. Web Hosting Headquarters Partnership, et al., Case No.: 00-4975-CIV­ RIGRSMITR/GARBER (S.D. Fla.). Mr. Schoeppl is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.

Areas of Practice

  • Private Securities Litigation and Arbitration
  • Securities Regulatory Investigations, Arbitrations and Litigation
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Receivership Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Admiralty and Maritime Litigation
  • Media, Internet, and Technology Litigation
  • Copyright, Patent, and Trademark Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U. S. Court of Military Appeals
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • LL.M. - 1990
    • Honors: Academic Scholarship
    • Honors: Highest Grade in Class in Voir Dire
    • Honors: Highest Grade in Class in Trial Ethics
    • Major: Litigation, Master of Laws in Litigation
  • Nova University Center for the Study of Law, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    • J.D. cum laude - 1989
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Moot Court Society
    • Honors: Highest Grade in Class in Pretrial Practice
    • Honors: Highest Grade in Class in Real Property Workshop
    • Law Review: Nova Law Review
  • Oxford University- St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, England - 1987
    • Honors: Highest Grade in Class in Comparative Corporate Governance
  • Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton
    • B.B.A. - 1986
    • Honors: Graduated With Honors in Top 5% of Class
    • Honors: President's Honor List
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Academic All-American
    • Major: Marketing

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, The Conduct of a Civil Trial in Federal Court, Federal Practice Seminar, Florida Bar, February 26, 1997
  • Speaker, Hedging Your Bets: Preserving the Record for Appeal, Litigation Poker Table Seminar, The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Commercial Litigation Section, October 20, 1995
  • Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, Nova Southeastern University Law School, 1996 - 1998
  • Instructor, Trial Skills, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), 1994 - 1999
  • Instructor, Deposition Skills, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), 1998 - 1999
  • Instructor, Civil and Criminal Litigation, Rollins College, 1992

Honors and Awards

  • Service in the Public Interest Award from the FBI
  • Commendation from Securities Board of the Netherlands
  • Appointed as Receiver by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Appointed as Receiver by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Appointed as Temporary Receiver by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Past Member
  • American Association for Justice, Past Member
  • The American Bar Association, Current Member
  • The Federal Bar Association, Current Member
  • The Broward County Bar Association, Current Member
  • The South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Current Member
  • The New York Bar Association, Current Member
  • The Tower Club, Ambassador's Council, Past Member
  • Craig S. Barnard American Inn of Court LIV, Member, 1998 - 2001
  • The Palm Beach County Bar Association, Current Member
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers in America

Past Employment Positions

  • District Attorney's Office of Fulton County, Felony Division, Atlanta, Georgia, Special Assistant District Attorney, 1989 - 1990
  • United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, Miami, Florida, Senior Counsel, 1993 - 1995
  • United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, Miami, Florida, Staff Attorney, 1990 - 1993
  • United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, Miami, Florida, Ethics Counsel, 1990 - 1995