Pedro Forment is a Shareholder in the Miami office of Jackson Lewis and prior to joining our firm was a partner for ten years with a national labor and employment firm and formerly an attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of the Solicitor. Pedro represents employers throughout the United States and is a frequent lecturer on employment law as well as workplace safety and health issues. Pedro has significant class action experience in multiple jurisdictions and practices before federal and state courts as well as administrative agencies throughout the United States.
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Mr. Forment is listed inThe Best Lawyers in America,Florida Super Lawyers,Latino American Who's Who and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a frequent lecturer, and is a contributor to journals and periodicals dedicated to employment law, including, compliance with and management of disability and leave laws (FMLA, ADA), wage and hour (FLSA and state law requirements), non-compete agreements, defense against discrimination, retaliation and whistleblower lawsuits, as well as OSHA and workplace safety, health and environmental issues.
Mr. Forment is admitted to practice in Florida, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Employment and OSHA Sections; the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys; the Cuban-American Bar Association; the National Safety Council; and the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.
In the community, Mr. Forment sits on the Partners' Board of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is on the Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Advisory Committee. He is involved in the American Bar Association's Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, the Minority Law Student Mentoring Program, and Future Business Leaders of America Public School Districts 23/24 South Florida. He is also a member of the Miami-Dade County Public School Business Technology Education Board.
Mr. Forment attended Wroxton College, in England (1983); Universidad Santiago Compostela Spain (1984); and received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1987. He earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. He is fluent in Spanish.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•The Best Lawyers in America - Labor and Employment Law
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Best Lawyer in Florida Monthly
•Board Member, Partners Board, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
•Advisory Member, Miami Dade Public Schools Business Technology Education Advisory Committee
•Advisory Member, Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Advisory Committee
•Advisor, Future Business Leaders of America Public School Districts 23/24 Leadership Conference
•Mentor, Judicial Intern Opportunity Program
•Mentor, South Florida Minority Law Student Mentoring Program
•Member, National Safety Council
•Member, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Forment's clients include (among others) national retail food chains, restaurants, amusement parks and theme parks, warehousing and distribution centers, airlines, telecommunications companies, construction companies, manufacturers, hospitals, employers in healthcare industry, health plans, staff leasing and professional employer associations, engineering firms, mines, industrial manufacturing companies, printing companies, correctional facilities, safety associations, security firms, hotel and conference centers, financial services companies, biotechnology firms, producers of nutritional supplements, power plants, professional associations (CPAs, physicians, etc.).