Legal Roundup

BAKER MCKENZIE LLP: Baker McKenzie Secures Major Reforms for Children in Florida Foster Care in the US

By Baker & McKenzie LLP | May 21, 2019

Baker McKenzie recently partnered with Children’s Rights and other organizations on a pro bono basis to secure a win for vulnerable children in the Southern Region of Florida (Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties) in the United States.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: Tara Petzoldt Joins Bradley's Tampa Office as Litigation Associate

By Bradley Arant Boult Cummings | May 21, 2019

Bradley is pleased to announce that Tara M. Petzoldt has joined the firm’s Tampa office as an associate in the Litigation Practice Group.

HOLLAND & KNIGHT: Joshua C. Prever Joins Holland & Knight's Financial Services Litigation Team

By Holland & Knight | May 20, 2019

Trial and appellate lawyer Joshua C. Prever has joined Holland & Knight's Fort Lauderdale office as a partner in the firm's South Florida Litigation Practice.

HOLLAND & KNIGHT: Holland & Knight Honored with Bank of America’s Top Diversity and Inclusion Award

By Holland & Knight | May 20, 2019

Holland & Knight received the seventh Diversity and Inclusion Award from Bank of America's Legal Department during a reception in Charlotte on May 8.

HOLLAND & KNIGHT: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Selects Holland & Knight to Participate in New Initiative Assisting Military Members

By Holland & Knight | May 20, 2019

Holland & Knight will devote significant pro bono resources to support the Governor's Initiative on Lawyers Assisting Warriors (GI LAW), a new program announced by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on April 18.

FLORIDA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: BACK THE BLUE ALERT: Attorney General Moody Recognizes Orlando Police Department

By Florida Office of the Attorney General | May 13, 2019

Attorney General Ashley Moody today visited the Orlando Police Department and presented a Back the Blue Award to the department for providing relief to Puerto Rico law enforcement agencies post Hurricane Maria.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.S. Department of Labor Cites Contractor for Safety Failures

By U.S. Department of Labor | May 13, 2019

Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Stettinius Construction Inc. for exposing employees to safety hazards after a worker suffered a fatal fall at a worksite in Naples, Florida.

CLAUSEN MILLER: Florida Reforms Assignment of Benefits

By Clausen & Miller | May 13, 2019

After years of failed efforts by Florida lawmakers to curb rampant abuse of assignment of benefits (“AOB”) applied to property insurance policies, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to soon sign into law sweeping AOB reform approved by the Florida Legislature.

HOLLAND & KNIGHT: Jason Havens Named Fellow of American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

By Holland & Knight | May 13, 2019

Holland & Knight private wealth attorney Jason Havens, a partner in the firm's Jacksonville and Tallahassee offices, has been elected a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

SHOOK HARDY & BACON LLP: Raiford Appointed as Vice Chair of Florida Bar Federal Court Practice Committee

By Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | May 13, 2019

The incoming Florida Bar President has appointed Shook Attorney Anitra Raiford as vice chair of its Federal Court Practice Committee effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

GREENBERG TRAURIG: Angelika Hunnefeld Appointed Chair of The Florida Bar International Law Certification Committee

By Greenberg Traurig LLP | May 7, 2019

Angelika Hunnefeld, a shareholder in the Miami Litigation and Arbitration Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., has been appointed to a one-year term as chair of The Florida Bar International Law Certification Committee, effective July 1.

GREENBERG TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Shortlisted for 17 Euromoney ‘Women in Business Law’ Awards 2019

By Greenberg Traurig LLP | May 7, 2019

Eight women attorneys from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP have been shortlisted for Euromoney Legal Media Group’s annual “Women in Business Law Awards.” The publication also shortlisted the firm in nine firmwide categories.

HOLLAND & KNIGHT: Rising Star Construction Lawyer Jennifer Lowndes Joins Holland & Knight in Orlando

By Holland & Knight | May 7, 2019

Construction Attorney Jennifer Lowndes has joined Holland & Knight's Orlando office as a partner.

GREENBERG TRAURIG: 40 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys, 12 Practices Recognized in Chambers USA 2019

By Greenberg Traurig LLP | May 7, 2019

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has 40 attorneys and 12 practice areas in Florida recognized in The Chambers USA 2019 Guide.

CLAUSEN MILLER: Clausen Miller Welcomes Orlando Partner Michael Colgan and Tampa Associate Sean Kelly

By Clausen & Miller | May 6, 2019

Clausen Miller is proud to announce that it has expanded its reach in Florida by welcoming Michael Colgan and Sean Kelly to the Firm.

HOLLAND & KNIGHT: Holland & Knight Ranked Among Nation's Top Law Firms by Chambers USA

By Holland & Knight | Apr 30, 2019

Holland & Knight has been named one of the nation's premier law firms, earning top rankings in multiple practice areas and markets in 2019 from Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Universal Diversified to Pay $30,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Apr 30, 2019

Universal Diversified Enterprises, Inc. and Universal Diversified Solutions LLC, Miami-based sheet metal fabrication and installation companies, have agreed to pay $30,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: Chambers USA 2019 Ranks 94 Bradley Attorneys and 27 Practice Areas

By Bradley Arant Boult Cummings | Apr 30, 2019

Bradley is pleased to announce that 94 attorneys and 27 practice areas at the firm have been highly ranked in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA, the prestigious, independent legal industry referral guide.

FLORIDA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: BACK THE BLUE ALERT: Attorney General Moody Recognizes Largo Police Officer

By Florida Office of the Attorney General | Apr 30, 2019

Attorney General Ashley Moody today presented a Back the Blue Award to Largo Police Officer Jonathon DePierre for his heroic efforts during a water rescue.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Florida Landscaping Company to Pay $44,280 in Back Wages for Overtime Violations After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

By U.S. Department of Labor | Apr 30, 2019

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Competitive Edge Group Inc. – operating as Competitive Edge Landscaping and based in Longwood, Florida – will pay $44,280 in back wages to 75 employees for violating the overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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