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Suzanne K. Bogdan

Regional Managing Partner, Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
t: 954.847.4705
f: 954.525.8739

Overview

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 (NAIS) 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. Suzanne was  selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 and she was included in the 2012 edition of South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers, presented by Legal Leaders. She was also selected for inclusion in The Legal 500 – Litigation in 2015 and Florida Super Lawyers in 2016.

Suzanne was recognized in the 2014 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide as one of the “Top Lawyers” in South Florida. She also received the Chair's Award at the Ft. Lauderdale Chamber's Annual Meeting for her outstanding contributions to the Chamber.

Experience

Reported Cases

  • Jallali v. Barry University, 167 F.3d 540 (11th Cir. 1998)

Honors & Leadership

Professional Activities

  • General Counsel, 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

Community Activities

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

Insights

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • "Hiring and Growing Great Teachers and Staff," - MidSouth Business Officers Association
    2011
  • "Legal Issues in the Admissions Process," - Florida Council of Independent Schools, Admissions Officers 
    2011
  • "Bullying and Cyberbullying," - Broward County Non-Public School Association 
    2011

Education

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

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