Karen M. Morinelli

Tampa,  FL  U.S.A.
Phone(813) 512-3210

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    Labor and Employment
University LaSalle University, B.A., cum laude, 1976; University of Notre Dame Graduate School of Business, M.B.A., 1985
Law SchoolStetson University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1989
Admitted2001, U.S. Supreme Court; 2013, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2013, Florida - S.D. Fla.; 1989, Florida; 1989, Florida - M.D. Fla.; 1991, District of Columbia; 2003, Florida - N.D. Fla.

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Karen M. Morinelli is a Shareholder of the Tampa, Florida office of Jackson Lewis P.C. As former General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources she brings a strong business perspective to both client relations and in her approach to manage client issues.

Ms. Morinelli has managed a corporate legal department and a variety of employment related issues in corporate mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, national class action litigation and managed a successful appeal to the United States Supreme Court. She is a frequent lecturer for both state wide and national employer sponsored organizations on a variety of current labor and employment topics. Her practice includes both traditional labor in the public and private sector as well as employment law.

Ms. Morinelli's traditional labor practice includes negotiating collective bargaining agreements including serving as Chief Negotiator for clients in both the public and private sector. Additionally, she represents management in ULP's, grievance and arbitration hearings and advising clients on preventative strategies with an organized workforce.

Ms. Morinelli also counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment law including employer/employee relations, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. This includes litigation in both state and federal courts on matters under Title VII, the ADAAA, the ADEA, the FMLA, AAP, NLRA, PELRA, FCRA and local fair employment practice standards.

Ms. Morinelli is listed in the 2013 edition ofBest Lawyers in America and is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She earned her J.D. from Stetson University College of Lawcum laude in 1989, her M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame Graduate School of Business in 1985 and her B.A. from LaSalle University,cum laude in 1976.

Ms. Morinelli serves as the Advocacy Chair for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life - Palmer Ranch, Florida.

Reported CasesCorrectional Services Corp. v. Malesko, 534 U.S. 61 (2001).

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Karen M. Morinelli

100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 2200
TampaFL 33602


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