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Three Brickell City Centre
98 Southeast Seventh Street
Miami, FL 33131, United States
Contact: Marlisa B. Serrano, Senior Media Relations Manager
Phone: 305.374.5600
Fax: 305.374.5095
Practice Groups
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Colorado
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Episode 12: NYAG Civil Rights Bureau Chief Lourdes Rosado [Audio]

Matt welcomes Lourdes Rosado, Bureau Chief, Civil Rights Bureau of the New York Attorney General Office, to discuss her professional background advocating for children’s rights and criminal justice reform, the NYAG's broad…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Medicare Advantage 2018 Rate Announcement

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its 2018 Medicare Advantage (MA) capitation rates, with an expected increase of .45 percent, slightly higher than proposed in the advance notice. CMS estimates that…more
 /  Health

New, Even Broader, Joint Employer Test Adopted

Employers may think the concept of joint employer being pushed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is overly broad, but a recent decision by a federal appellate court in Richmond, Virginia adopts the most expansive…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

California Proposes Important Changes to Legal Cannabis Regulation, Including Removal of California Residency Requirements

Earlier this month, California's nascent Bureau of Cannabis Control proposed legislation designed to harmonize the state's earlier medicinal cannabis regulatory framework (Medical Cannabis Regulatory Safety Act) with the state's…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

State and Local Governments: Battling for Control of Workplace Laws

While some states are taking action to bar cities and local governments from regulating the workplace, cities and counties appear to be countering that effort by implementing innovative worker protections…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Legislators Jump into Sexual Orientation Discrimination Ring

Employers take note: On the heels of the Seventh Circuit landmark and controversial ruling last week that Title VII does, in fact, prohibit sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace, a group of prominent democratic U.S…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Episode 11: Legal and Business Issues Stemming From Employees' Out-of-Work Conduct [Audio]

Matt welcomes Angela Corridan, Director of Labor & Employment Law for JetBlue Airways Corporation, and Ron Palmese, General Counsel for Shake Shack, to generally discuss both employees' and employer's increased social and…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Whistleblower Split Widens

Employers take heed: there is a further split in authority as to whether whistleblowers are protected under the Dodd-Frank Act if they only report securities-law violations internally, and not to the Securities and Exchange…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Laches Limited To Being An Equitable Defense In Patent Cases

In SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, the Supreme Court made plain that laches is merely an equitable defense in patent cases, and will not bar a damage claim if brought within the six year…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Proposed Employee Wellness Legislation Might Undermine Protections of GINA

Employees who don’t want to disclose genetic information about themselves and their families to their employers may have to pay a stiff price for that privacy in the future. The Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act (H.R…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Supreme Court Affirms That Designs Of Cheerleading Uniforms Are Copyrightable

As we previously blogged, the Sixth Circuit held in 2015, that the colors, stripes, chevrons, and similar graphic designs of the plaintiff’s cheerleading uniforms “are copyrightable pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works” and…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

It’s Audit Season: Have You Audited Your Website’s Accessibility?

Audit season is in full swing. Businesses now are working with auditors on their tax and other audits to ensure compliance with various financial regulations. But there is one audit that many businesses have yet to undertake and…more
 /  Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

Episode 10: Pregnancy Discrimination Insights (Hint: It's Not Just About The FMLA) [Audio]

Matt welcomes women's rights advocate and civil rights lawyer Jack Tuckner for a discussion on the wide range of pregnancy-related discrimination claims, including the "holy trinity" of pregnancy, gender, and disability…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Employee Visa Delays In Store for Employers

Changes in processing times for H1-B petitions are the latest immigration challenge for employers. Starting April 3, no longer can employers take advantage of "Premium Processing" – a 15-day expedited service formerly available…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Loose Lips Can Constitute Interference with FMLA Leave

Disclosure of medical confidential information can result in a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) interference claim, even when the employer does not actually interfere with the employee’s right to take FMLA leave. So held a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
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