Anne Marie Estevez defends clients in complex, class, and collective action employment, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), public accessibility, and consumer class action cases in US federal and state court. Fluent in Spanish, she represents a broad range of US and international clients in employment and labor-based cases nationally, including wage and hour, per diem, discrimination, and trade secrets litigation. Anne Marie also counsels employers nationally in these areas, negotiates high-level executive contracts and terminations, and handles due diligence for complex employment and accessibility matters. She serves as co-chair of Morgan Lewis's Retail & eCommerce Industry Initiative.
Anne Marie litigates complex, class, and collective action wage and hour, discrimination, retaliation, noncompete, accessibility, equal pay, tort, contract, wrongful termination, and whistleblower claims. She regularly represents clients in actions and investigations brought by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), US Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on paycard practices, and other similar agency investigations and matters.
In addition to her litigation experience, Anne Marie regularly advises clients on compliance with the ADA Title II and Title III and comparable state and local accessibility laws in all areas, from “brick and mortar” to technology issues. In addition to drafting and negotiating executive employment agreements that include contracts used in large mergers and acquisitions, she helps write company manuals and policies, and trains executives and employees throughout the United States. Clients regularly seek her advice on class action avoidance programs, compensation programs and issues, wage and hour issues, and a host of other employment-related topics.
Applying her nearly 25 years of experience, Anne Marie also regularly serves as a mediator in complex class and collective action wage & hour, employment, and ADA cases for parties across the country.
Since 2014, Anne Marie has served as general counsel to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that educates, empowers, and connects Latino youth by providing leadership development programs and educational services.
University of Miami, 1990, B.A., With Honors
University of Miami School of Law, 1993, J.D., With Honors
District of Columbia
Supreme Court of the United States
US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
US District Court for the Southern District of Florida
US District Court for the Middle District of Florida
US District Court for the Northern District of Florida
US District Court for the District of Colorado
US District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
Awards and Affiliations
Leading Lawyer, Labor and employment: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense, The Legal 500 US (2019)
Ranked, Labor & Employment, Florida, Chambers USA (2006–2019)
Recognized, Labor Law – Management, Miami; Litigation – Labor and Employment, Miami, The Best Lawyers in America (2018–2020)
Client Service All-Star, BTI Consulting Group (2019)
Distinguished Leader, Daily Business Review (2019)
Recognized, Human Resource Executive and Lawdragon’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys (2011–2019)
Recognized, Florida Super Lawyers (2006–2019)
Recommended, Labor and employment: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense, The Legal 500 US (2014–2018)
Recognized, Minority Corporate Counsel Association (2018)