Cozen O’Connor: Eisenberg, Susan N.

Susan N. Eisenberg

Member

Miami

(305) 704-5941

(305) 704-5955

Recent News:

57 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2019 Guide

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the USA, has ranked 57 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the Guide’s 2019 edition.

Susan N. Eisenberg has more than 25 years of experience representing employers in all aspects of employment matters and is widely recognized as one of the leading employment law attorneys in Florida. Susan has extensive jury and non-jury trial experience involving sex, race, religion, age and disability harassment and discrimination issues. She also litigates non-compete and confidentiality issues as well as accessibility issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act. She regularly handles single plaintiff as well as class-action litigation. Susan is also widely known for her experience with wage and hour issues and is one of the authors of the premiere treatise titled The Fair Labor Standards Act.

Susan also advises clients on employment law compliance, discipline, terminations, reductions in force and wage and hour audits. She has extensive experience in conducting workplace investigations including those involving high level executives. She prepares workplace policies and procedure manuals, employment contracts, non-compete and confidentiality agreements and separation agreements. Susan also conducts informative and entertaining in-house training on employment issues.

Susan is Florida Bar Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law and has been a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers since 2007. Susan was recognized as one of the top 20 women lawyers in South Florida in 2014 and was recognized in 2019 as an Influential Business Woman by the South Florida Business Journal.

Susan is the office managing partner of Cozen O'Connor's Miami offices and chairs its Shareholder Nominating Committee. She is a frequent lecturer, author and bar association leader. She regularly writes and speaks on employment issues for the American Bar Association, Practicing Law Institute, and American Conference Institute. Susan is the former chair of the American Bar Association’s Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee, president of the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys, and founding member and president of the Wage and Hour Defense Institute. Susan is the current management co-chair of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Conference Planning Committee.

In addition to her litigation and counseling practice, for the past 15 years Susan has been an Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and a Certified Mediator.

Susan earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan and her law degree from the University of Miami where she was a member of Law Review and president of the Moot Court Board. Before practicing law, Susan worked as a pharmacist and still holds her pharmacy license in Florida.

Experience

News

57 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2019 Guide

April 25, 2019

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the USA, has ranked 57 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the Guide’s 2019 edition.

Need for Speed: How Attorneys Handle Fast-Paced Demands

April 19, 2019

Susan Eisenberg discussed with the Daily Business Review the pressure to perform instantly in a high-stress profession when digital devices of one kind or another tend to be no more than a few feet away.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Eisenberg, Ferrer and Tilson Recognized in 2019 Chambers Global Rankings

April 12, 2019

Chambers Global has recognized three Cozen O’ Connor attorneys, Susan Eisenberg (Miami – Labor & Employment), Geoffrey Ferrer (New York – Transportation & Trade), and Joseph Tilson (Chicago – Labor & Employment), as worldwide leaders in their respective practices.

Susan Eisenberg Named One of 2019’s Influential Business Women

April 12, 2019

The South Florida Business Journal has named Susan Eisenberg as one of 2019’s Influential Business Women.

Six Cozen O'Connor Labor & Employment Attorneys Recognized by Benchmark Litigation

January 28, 2019

Benchmark Litigation has named six attorneys from Cozen O'Connor’s Labor & Employment department as Labor & Employment Stars for their respective regions.

L&E Attorneys Joseph Tilson and Susan Eisenberg Recognized in 2018 Chambers Global Rankings

November 05, 2018

Chambers Global has recognized Cozen O’ Connor attorneys Joseph Tilson and Susan Eisenberg as two worldwide leaders in labor and employment law. Both Tilson and Eisenberg are also ranked in the Chambers USA Guide.

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Critical Mass: How SCOTUS Roiled Class Action Bar. Plus, Why ‘Bristol Myers’ Defense Failed in Pa. Case

May 23, 2018

Susan Eisenberg, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, spoke with ALM about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold class action waivers.

Training Gap Plagues Restaurants Fearful Of #MeToo Suits

April 27, 2018

Susan Eisenberg, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, spoke with Law 360 about the rise in sexual harassment claims in the #MeToo movement.

Federal courts ask: What is the meaning of sex?

March 27, 2018

Susan Eisenberg, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, spoke with Yahoo! about the evolution of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Cozen O’Connor Names Susan N. Eisenberg Miami Office Managing Partner

February 15, 2018

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce Susan Eisenberg has been appointed to serve as the Office Managing Partner for the firm’s Miami office.

Cozen O'Connor Gets New Miami and Manhattan Leaders in Leadership Shuffle

February 15, 2018

Cozen O’Connor’s Miami and Midtown Manhattan offices have new leaders, while the former managing partner in Miami has been elevated to a firmwide strategic role.

Susan Eisenberg Named a 2018 Distinguished Attorney by South Florida Legal Guide

January 10, 2018

Susan Eisenberg, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, was recognized by South Florida Legal Guide as a 2018 Distinguished Attorney.

Gov't Agencies Spar In Second Circuit Over LGBTQ Rights

September 26, 2017

Susan Eisenberg, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discussed with The National Law Journal, the protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation.

100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 23, 2017

Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition based on a rigorous peer-review that has been developed and defined for more than 30 years.

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Earn Recognition in 2017 Chambers Global Rankings

June 15, 2017

Chambers Global has recognized Cozen O’ Connor attorneys Susan Eisenberg, Paul Dowsey, and Joseph Tilson as three worldwide leaders in their respective practices.

Employers Should be Aware of Wage & Hour Suits

June 02, 2017

Susan Eisenberg, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses wage and hour suits on iHeart Radio.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2017 Chambers USA Rankings

May 26, 2017

Chambers USA recognized 47 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; 14 attorneys were recognized nationally and 11 were ranked in the top band.

Sixty-Two Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 15, 2016

Sixty-two Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 13 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Three Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Earn Recognition in 2016 Chambers Global Rankings

June 09, 2016

Joseph Tilson and Susan Eisenberg recognized as worldwide leaders in labor and employment law, Paul Dowsey recognized as a leader in insurance.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2016 Chambers USA Rankings

May 27, 2016

Chambers USA recognized 41 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; 12 attorneys were recognized nationally and 11 were ranked in the top band.

Cozen O’Connor Expands Miami Office with Addition of Two New Members

December 02, 2015

Eisenberg and Williams strengthen Labor & Employment Practice.

Publications

The Roller Coaster Ride of the Tip Credit

April 30, 2018

Susan Eisenberg, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, wrote in the Daily Business Review about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in the hospitality industry.

The Roller Coaster Ride of the New White Collar Regulations [Labor & Employment Observer]

December 23, 2016

Susan N. Eisenberg discusses changes made to the FLSA during 2016 and what will happen next in 2017.

Federal Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Blocking Overtime Rules [Labor & Employment Alert]

November 23, 2016

Jeremy Glenn and Susan Eisenberg discuss a federal court's granting of an emergency motion for preliminary injunction, slamming the brakes on the DOL’s new overtime regulations that would have increased the minimum salary threshold to $47,476 annually for employees employed in a bona fide executive, administrative, or professional capacity.

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1986
  • University of Michigan, B.S., 1979

Awards & Honors

Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Fellow, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Founding Member, Wage and Hour Defense Institute (WHDI)

The Best Lawyers in America 2016, Listed as "Lawyer of the Year" for Employment Law - Management in Miami

The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2019

South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers 2012-2015, 2019

Named a 2019 Influential Business Woman by South Florida Business Journal

Chambers USA 2004-2019

Chambers USA 2012, Women in Law Awards, Short List for Employment Lawyer of the Year

Chambers Global 2018-2019

Super Lawyers Magazine 2012-2019

Super Lawyers Magazine "Top 50 Women Lawyers" Florida, 2008, 2010-2011, 2013-2015 

Super Lawyers Magazine 2013, Listed in Florida as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers"

Super Lawyers Magazine 2013, Listed in Florida as one of the "Top 100 Miami Lawyers"

Daily Business Review 2014, Recognized as a Top 20 Women in Law Honoree in South Florida

Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012-2013, 2017

The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, 2012

Certified Mediator, Florida Supreme Court

American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator

Benchmark Labor & Employment Star for the South

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated 

  • Florida