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.
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
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
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)
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
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
Florida Independent Colleges and Universities Risk Management Association Annual Conference – Orlando, FL
June 24, 2013
My Space, Your Space, Our Space: Managing Technology Issues in Schools - National Harbor, MD
February 23, 2011
Don't Be Handicapped When Dealing with Student Disabilities – Washington, D.C.
February 21, 2011
"Hiring and Growing Great Teachers and Staff,"
MidSouth Business Officers Association,
"Legal Issues in the Admissions Process,"
Florida Council of Independent Schools, Admissions Officers
"Bullying and Cyberbullying,"
Broward County Non-Public School Association