FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Fisher Phillips, one of the largest national law firms in the field of labor and employment law, has once again been named as one of the “Top Law Firms” in South Florida, and four of its attorneys were recognized in the 2017 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide. Each was recognized for his or her work in Labor and Employment.
The Fisher Phillips attorneys recognized as “Top Lawyers” are:
- Suzanne K. Bogdan (Fort Lauderdale Managing Partner)
- Charles Caulkins
- Kenneth Knox
- Cathy Stutin
Suzanne K. Bogdan is the managing partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. She handles all types of employment-related matters, including claims for age, race, sex, disability, religious, and national origin discrimination arising under the various civil rights laws, as well as claims involving family leave issues, wage hour matters, and breach of contract. Her practice includes preventive counseling, training, audits, policy reviews, drafting of contracts, defense of claims in the administrative setting, and litigation in all courts. As Chair of the firm’s Education Practice Group, Bogdan and the firm represent more than 250 private educational institutions throughout the U.S. in employee, student, and board issues.
Partner Charles Caulkins is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and has represented employers nationally in labor and employment law matters since 1977. This includes advising employers on the development and implementation of preventive labor relations programs, including management education and training, to avoid charges and lawsuits, protect trade secrets, and resolve disputes. He also regularly counsels employers on union related matters. In his practice, Caulkins handles employment related litigation and arbitrations before state and federal courts and administrative agencies involving claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, OSHA and other statutory claims.
Kenneth Knox is a Partner who represents employers in state and federal court litigation, including claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage-hour, breach of contract and whistleblower cases. He also represents private- and public-sector employers in labor law issues brought before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Public Employees Relations Commission. He is skilled in representing employers in administrative matters involving OSHA, including conducting investigations into workplace accidents, assisting in the development of preventative measures, and responding to citations and complaints issued by OSHA and claims of retaliation brought by individuals.
Partner Cathy Stutin has more than 25 years of experience representing employers throughout the United States in state and federal courts, as well as before the U.S Department of Labor (USDOL), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other state and federal agencies. She has tried cases involving claims for sexual harassment, race, religious and disability discrimination, retaliation and ERISA violations. In addition to civil litigation, Stutin handles arbitrations, restrictive covenant injunctions, appellate proceedings, and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act.