LawFuel.com – Women in Law – Akerman Senterfitt today announced that Samantha Feuer, a lawyer with the firm’s Labor and Employment and Litigation Practice Groups in West Palm Beach has been honored with the Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL) 2013 Annual Justice Barbara Pariente Award for her support in advancing women in the legal profession.
The Pariente Award is given annually to an individual or organization who has demonstrated a commitment to promoting women in the legal profession through leadership and innovation. Samantha is a member and past president of the Palm Beach County Chapter of FAWL.
Feuer concentrates her practice at Akerman on complex commercial litigation with a focus on representation of clients in the investigation and litigation of civil racketeering (RICO) and related matters. She regularly defends corporations in state and federal government investigations and lawsuits involving claims of false advertising, fraud and deceptive and unfair trade practices under The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA). She also has experience in the investigation and defense of employment litigation for management including non-compete agreements, theft of trade secrets and discrimination in the workplace.
Justice Pariente presented Feuer with the award during the annual Palm Beach County FAWL luncheon on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the West Palm Beach Marriott.
The Akerman Labor & Employment Practice Group defends employers in virtually every major industry throughout the United States in all types of employment litigation, including class and collective actions, under federal, state, and local employment laws and the Fair Labor Standards Act. The group also represents employers in connection with employment law compliance, labor relations, ADA public access, workplace safety, global workforce issues, immigration, and non-compete or trade secret issues.
About Akerman Senterfitt
Akerman is a leading transactions and trial law firm known for its core strengths in middle market M&A, within the financial services and real estate industries, and for a diverse Latin America practice. With more than 550 lawyers and government affairs professionals and a network of 19 offices, it is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The National Law Journal NLJ 350 (2013). Akerman also is ranked among the top 100 law firms for diversity by MultiCultural Law magazine (2012) and recognized as the Law Firm of the Year for Diversity – South by Benchmark Litigation (2012). More information can be found at akerman.com or twitter.com/akerman_law.