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, from wage and hour to discrimination to 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-leader 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
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)
General Counsel, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (2014 – Present)
Ranked, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2006–2017)
Recommended, Labor and Employment Litigation, The Legal 500 US (2014–2017)
Ranked, The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation - Labor and Employment (2018)
Ranked, Human Resource Executive and Lawdragon’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys (2011–2017)
Ranked, International Class Action Employment Lawyer of the Year in Florida, Corporate Intl Global Awards (2017)
Ranked, Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide (2017–2018)
Ranked, Accessibility Law Firm of the Year in Florida, Global Law Experts Awards (2016)
Ranked, Accessibility Attorney of the Year in Florida, Corporate Intl Global Awards (2014)
Winner, The Daily Business Review’s Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment (2014, 2017)
Ranked, BTI Client Service All-Stars (2014, 2017)
Ranked, Florida Super Lawyers (2006–2017)
Honoree, The Education Fund Public School Alumni Achievement Awards (2017)
Ranked among The Miami Herald's South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers (2012); Accolade noted in The Wall Street Journal in Southern Florida
Ranked, "Top Lawyers" and "Top Lawyers in Labor and Employment," South Florida Legal Guide (2010–2012, 2018)
Winner, Key Partners Award in Law, South Florida Business Journal (2010)
Florida Honoree, Women Living Life to the Fullest, March of Dimes (2009)
Finalist, 2006 Hispanic Woman of the Year Award, Hispanic Business Magazine
Ranked, 2006 Elite Women, Hispanic Business Magazine