Akerman's Karen Meyer Buesing Becomes First Female Recipient of Prestigious Civil Trial Advocacy Award


TAMPA, Fla., May 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced Karen Meyer Buesing, a partner with the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group in Tampa, has been honored with the Michael A. Fogarty Memorial "In the Trenches" Award for Civil Trial Practice from the Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA), the first female recipient of the award since it was inaugurated in 1993.

The Michael A. Fogarty Memorial "In the Trenches" Award for Civil Trial Practice is given by the HCBA Trial Lawyers' Section to a lawyer who demonstrates excellence and integrity in civil trial advocacy, as well as ongoing efforts and accomplishments for clients in civil trial court.

The award comes only weeks after Buesing was presented with the Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, Florida's highest pro bono service award, by the Honorable Ricky Polston, Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, for her long-standing service and efforts on behalf of disadvantaged youth.

Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by The Florida Bar, Buesing has represented management in employment law matters for more than 30 years. She represents small and large businesses in litigation and administrative proceedings, as well as in all aspects of employment counseling and training. Buesing is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and has been recognized by Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America as one of the leading lawyers in her field.

About Akerman LLP

Akerman LLP 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 600 lawyers and government affairs professionals and a network of 20 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 50 law firms for diversity in The American Lawyer's Diversity Scorecard (2013).

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 including 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 and trade secret issues.

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