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Karen Buesing and Susan Eisenberg Join Group of 11 Akerman Senterfitt Attorneys Recognized by the International Who’s Who Legal
October 29, 2012
Akerman Senterfitt shareholders Karen Buesing and Susan Eisenberg and nine other Akerman lawyers have been recognized by the International Who’s Who Legal in seven different areas of law in 2012.

Buesing and Eisenberg were recognized as International Who’s Who Management Labour & Employment Lawyers. Eisenberg, Buesing and 12 others from different firms were the only lawyers in the state of Florida selected for the distinction. They are part of a larger group of 857 lawyers in 63 countries worldwide to be recognized in the area of Management Labour & Employment law.

“Susan and Karen join an exclusive, international group of lawyers in receiving this recognition," said James Bramnick, chair of Akerman’s National Labor & Employment Practice Group. "It is especially gratifying because these rankings are based on client and peer feedback.”

The International Who’s Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers 2012 rankings are part of the annual Who’s Who Legal published by London-based Law Business Research honoring the foremost legal practitioners in 32 areas of business law. Honorees are nominated by law firm clients and labor and employment lawyers as leaders in their field.

In addition to Buesing and Eisenberg, 11 Akerman lawyers in other practice groups were named to the International Who's Who Legal lists earlier this year including the following:

Jonathan Awner –  Mergers and Acquisitions
Donald Gavin – Public Procurement, Mediation, Construction
Jeffrey Gilmore – Construction
Warren Lewis – Franchise
James Miller – Commercial Litigation
Stephen Roddenberry – Mergers and Acquisitions
Robert Smith – Mediation, Construction
Andrew Smulian – Real Estate
Julie Williamson – Real Estate

Buesing, based in Akerman’s Tampa office, has counseled and represented management in employment law matters for 30 years. She is Board Certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in Labor & Employment Law. She has represented businesses in litigation matters before local, state, and federal agencies, state and federal courts, and arbitration panels. Her experience includes discrimination and harassment claims, investigation, and litigation; whistleblower litigation; wage and hour litigation; non-compete and trade secret litigation, employment contract negotiation and litigation, litigation of fiduciary obligations, litigation of minority shareholder/partner disputes in closely held entities; and all aspects of employment counseling and training. Karen is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and has been recognized by Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America.

Based in Akerman’s Miami office, Eisenberg has more than 25 years of experience exclusively representing management in labor and employment matters. She is a recognized trial attorney having tried employment discrimination and contract cases on behalf of employers in both state and federal courts. Susan also provides day-to-day advice to her clients regarding employment issues, including audits to insure compliance with wage and hour laws. Nationally known for her work in wage and hour matters, she is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Labor and Employment Law, is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and has been recognized in Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America.

The Akerman Labor & Employment Practice Group includes lawyers who are board certified in labor and employment law as specialists in the field. The team 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, 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 500 lawyers and government affairs professionals and a network of 19 offices, it is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the U.S. by The National Law Journal NLJ 250 (2012). 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 or

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