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Lanette Suarez Martin

Lanette Suárez Martín is an associate in the Financial Institutions and Services Litigation group. She focuses her practice on representing financial services clients, with an emphasis on fair and responsible lending and servicing litigation. Lanette regularly advises clients on compliance with fair lending and servicing laws and identifying and mitigating regulatory and litigation risk.

Lanette has represented national and community banks, businesses, non-bank mortgage lenders, loan servicers, investors, private mortgage insurers, and trade groups in complex litigation matters before federal district and circuit courts, as well as in state courts throughout the United States. Her experience includes defending actions arising under various federal and state laws, including the Fair Housing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, Truth in Lending Act, and Community Reinvestment Act.

Lanette also defends investigations, examinations and enforcement actions brought by federal and state regulators, including the Department of Justice (DOJ), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Federal Reserve Board (FRB).

In addition, Lanette’s fluency in Spanish is an advantage that she offers to clients, including translating and drafting legal documents in Spanish.

Prior to joining the firm, Lanette served as a litigation associate at a large U.S. law firm. She represented a variety of corporate employers in employment claims and labor relations counseling, as well as litigation in Florida state and federal courts on matters relating to Title VII discrimination, harassment and retaliation, FMLA, FLSA, and contractual disputes. In addition, she conducted legal research focusing on state and federal employment regulations, agency law, and corporate governance issues. Lanette also gained experience by serving as a judicial intern for the Hon. Jose E. Martinez in the Southern District of Florida.

Prior to joining law school, Lanette was a 2012 Teach for America Corps Member where she taught kindergarten in Miami.

  • Selected to the Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2023) 
  • 2023 NAWL Rising Award - National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)
    • Pathfinder (2022)
  • Cuban American Bar Association  
    • Young Lawyers Committee (2018 - present)
    • CABA’s Night with the Marlins Committee (2018 - present)
  • Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers (MDFAWL)
    • Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee (2019 - 2020)
    • Chair of the Public Relations Committee (2020 - present)
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Speaker, Section 1071: A Practical Approach to Unpacking the CFPB’s Final Rule, Mortgage Bankers Association webinar, 13 September 2023.
  • Social Media: 5 Things Employers Need to Know, Fort Lauderdale 2018 Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Fisher & Phillips, 15 June 2018.
  • Don’t Get Stranded: Avoiding Workplace Retaliation Claims, Fisher Phillips Fort Lauderdale Breakfast Briefing, 17 July 2018.
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