Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – January 2, 2018: The Fort Lauderdale office of Fisher Phillips announced Candice Pinares-Baez has been named partner. Pinares-Baez has been with the firm for eight years, and has significant experience handling all types of employment-related matters.
“We are delighted to make Candice a partner at the firm,” said Suzanne Bogdan, Regional Managing Partner of the Fort Lauderdale office. “She has proven herself to be a talented and dedicated attorney with excellent outcomes and strong client relationships.”
Pinares-Baez is a leader in the firm’s Education Practice Group, actively representing private educational institutions in employee, student and board issues, working with many local, regional, and national accrediting agencies and school associations. She has also developed a reputation for excellence in handling cases centered on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Pinares-Baez has a wide ranging practice. She is skilled in dealing with litigating non-compete/trade secret disputes, defending employment-related lawsuits and administrative complaints encompassing a variety of issues, discrimination claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) as well as other federal and state employment laws, and related tort actions. Her practice includes preventive counseling, training, audits, policy reviews, drafting of contracts, defense of claims in the administrative setting, and litigation in all courts. Successfully litigating matters before state and federal courts, she also advises clients on preventive measures aimed at reducing employment-related claims.
Pinares-Baez earned her J.D. at the University of Miami School of Law and is admitted to The Florida Bar as well as the U.S. District Court for the Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida.
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