Suzanne K. Bogdan

Regional Managing Partner

Fort Lauderdale Office

(954) 847-4705 phone
(954) 525-8739 fax

sbogdan@laborlawyers.com




Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL
    J.D. 1991, summa cum laude
  • Barry University, Miami, FL
    B.L.S. 1988, with honors

Suzanne Bogdan is the managing partner in the 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.

Suzanne's practice includes preventive counseling, training, audits, policy reviews, drafting of contracts, defense of claims in the administrative setting, and litigation in all courts.

Suzanne is also the Chair of the firm's Education Practice Group, actively representing more than 100 private educational institutions in employee, student, and board issues.

Suzanne also works with many of the accrediting agencies and school associations, including the National Association of Independent Schools and the Florida Council of Independent Schools.

Suzanne is a frequent presenter to both educational and corporate associations on all aspects of employment law and risk management in the employment context. She is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was recognized as a South Florida Top Lawyer by South Florida Legal Guide.

Suzanne was also selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 and 2014 and she was included in the 2012 edition of South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers, presented by Legal Leaders.

Suzanne K. Bogdan was recognized in the 2014 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide  as one of the “Top Lawyers” in South Florida.

 

Representative Work

Employee Has No Right To Jury Trial: Court Enforces Company's Arbitration Agreement
Florida Federal Court Finds no Jurisdiction for Christian School Teacher Fired for Religious Reasons
University of Miami Prevails in Years-long Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Tennessee

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Reported Cases

Allocco v. City of Coral Gables and University of Miami, 221 F. Supp. 2d 1317 (S.D. Fla. 2002)
Jallali v. Barry University, 167 F.3d 540 (11th Cir. 1998)

Professional Activities

General Counsel to the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
Member, Florida Bar Education Law Committee and its Editorial Board
Member, Broward Bar Association
Member, Corporate Member, National Association of Independent SchoolsMember, Florida Bar Education Law Committee and its Editorial Board
Member, Broward Bar Association
Member, Corporate Member, National Association of Independent Schools

Recognition

Six Attorneys from Fisher & Phillips Fort Lauderdale Office Named in South Florida Top Rated Lawyers
October 4, 2012

Fisher & Phillips LLP Named Top South Florida Law Firm
September 23, 2009

News/Media

Who's On Your Campus? Have You Checked The Sex-Offender List Lately?
August 14, 2014

Reduce the Risk of Workplace Violence
March 15, 2010

"Bong Hits 4 Jesus" What Can a Private School Learn from a Free Speech Case?
May 1, 2007

Quotes and Soundbites

Appointment Emphasizes Fisher & Phillips LLP Commitment To Developing Leaders
January 27, 2014

Suzanne Bogdan Offered Insight On Anti-Bullying Laws In The Daily Business Review
January 13, 2014

Girl's Suicide Teaches us that Parents Must be Digital Guardians
October 20, 2013

Cyberbullying: Should Schools Police Students' Social Media Accounts?
September 17, 2013

5 Questions To Ask When A Worker's Facebook Post Stings
November 2, 2011

Newsletter Articles

If You Didn't Write It Down, It Didn't Happen
July 1, 2014

Who's On Your Campus? Have You Checked The Sex-Offender List Lately?
July 1, 2014

Time For Your School's Annual Checkup
October 1, 2013

Are Your Enrollment Agreements Creating More Liability Than Revenue?
July 1, 2013

Employment Contracts – Who Needs Them And What Needs To Be In Them?
January 2, 2013

Give Generously, Keep It Legally
January 2, 2013

Has Your School Had a Check Up Recently?
October 1, 2012

Compensation and Benefits Checkup
April 2, 2012

Avoiding Unemployment Claims For Summer Break
April 2, 2012

Oh, The Tangled Web: Avoiding Liability for Employees' Off-Campus Activities With School Students
April 1, 2011

The New School Year: Three Challenges Schools Will Face
October 1, 2010

Legal Considerations For Tough Economic Times
January 1, 2010

A Refresher Course On FMLA Leaves
April 1, 2009

Tough Economic Times Mean Tough Decisions for Schools
January 1, 2009

Community

Leadership Broward, Class XXIII graduate
Member of Leadership Broward's Business Day Committee

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL
    J.D. 1991, summa cum laude
  • Barry University, Miami, FL
    B.L.S. 1988, with honors

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Tennessee