Francisco Maderal, partner with Colson Hicks Eidson in Coral Gables. Courtesy photo

Francisco Maderal returned to Colson Hicks Eidson after six years as a Miami federal prosecutor.

Maderal was an associate when he left for the U.S. attorney’s office in 2012 and returns to the Coral Gables law firm as a partner.

As a federal prosecutor, he worked in the major crimes and international narcotics and money laundering sections. He was the lead prosecutor in a multibillion-dollar laundering case tied to illegally mined and smuggled gold moved from South America to Miami and a $1 billion case involving funds stolen from Venezuela’s government-run oil company.

Law partner Dean Colson called Maderal “an extraordinary litigator” and “a tremendous asset in handling complex commercial litigation and class action matters.”

Before joining Colson Hicks the first time, Maderal clerked for U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro in Miami.

Colson Hicks has about 20 attorneys, including former U.S. Attorney Roberto Martinez, who focuses on complex litigation and arbitration.