Lanette Suarez Martin is an associate in the firm’s Miami Office focusing her practice in the area of financial services litigation, with an emphasis on fair and responsible lending and servicing. Lanette’s representation includes national banks, businesses, residential mortgage lenders, loan servicers, and trade groups, including defending against mortgage foreclosure practices. Her experience includes defending disputes arising under various federal laws, including the Fair Housing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, and Community Reinvestment Act. Lanette also defends investigations, examinations and enforcement actions brought by federal and state regulators, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Federal Reserve Board. Additionally, Lanette assists companies with compliance with fair lending and servicing laws and identifying regulatory and litigation risk. 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.
- Cuban American Bar Association
- Young Lawyers Committee (2018 - present)
- CABA’s Night with the Marlins Committee (2018 - present)
- Miami-Dade Florida Association of Women Lawyers
- Young Lawyers Committee Chair (2019-2020)
- Social Media Committee (2020 - present)
- Hispanic National Bar Association
- Social Media: 5 Things Employers Need to Know, Fort Lauderdale 2018 Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Fisher & Phillips, June 15, 2018.
- Don’t Get Stranded: Avoiding Workplace Retaliation Claims, Fisher Phillips Fort Lauderdale Breakfast Briefing, July 17, 2018.
- “Overly Technical Violations and the Rise of FCRA Class Actions,” Daily Business Review, 16 November 2018
- “Restraints, Seclusion and the Disabled Student: The Blurred Lines Between Safety and Punishment,” 71 U. Miami. L. Rev. 859, 2017