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Deborah Baker

Partner
Overview

Deborah Baker is a partner in the Litigation practice group at Greenspoon Marder LLP. Ms. Baker focuses her law practice in the area of commercial litigation, with significant emphasis in the areas of business and real estate litigation. Ms. Baker has represented public and private companies in a variety of corporate litigation matters, and has represented receivers. She has also successfully represented commercial landlords in connection with lease negotiations and disputes.

Ms. Baker has also advised clients on intellectual property matters, including a multi-national retail business with respect to a claim of trademark and copyright infringement. Ms. Baker was able to guide her client towards a favorable resolution without litigation.

Ms. Baker has obtained her FINRA Series 7, 55, and 63 licenses, and has represented claimants before FINRA arbitration panels and the American Arbitration Association. Ms. Baker also has experience litigating jury and non-jury trials and handling appeals in both state and federal courts.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Florida
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1999
  • B.A., Wesleyan University, Honors, 1996
Experience

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Florida Bar, Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism Screening Committee, Chair
  • Florida Bar, Program Evaluation Subcommittee on Military Affairs, Chair
  • Florida Bar, Citizens Advisory Committee, Member, 2017-2018
  • Florida Bar, Board of Governors, Member, 2016-Present
  • Anti-Defamation League, Civil Rights Committee, Member, 2014-Present
  • Cuban American Bar Association, Member
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Miami Judicial Reception Awards Selection Committee, 2015-2017
  • Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, Member
  • Florida Bar, Civil Procedure Rules Committee, 2015-2016
  • Florida Bar, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, 2015-2016
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Miami-Dade Chapter
    • President, 2014-2015
    • State FAWL Outstanding Chapter Award, 2014-2015
  • Spellman-Hoeveler American Inn of Court, Member, 2015-Present
  • Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., Board Member, 2009-2011
  • Lotus House, Street Law Program, Director, 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, Dade County Bar Association Bench and Bar Conference, “A Frank Discussion with the Judiciary,” February 2017
  • Panelist, Miami-Dade FAWL Corporate Counsel Summit, “Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements,” February 2017
  • Panelist, Federal Bench & Bar CLE Conference, Dade County Bar Association, November 2016
  • Speaker, Appellate Legends Lunch CLE, Dade County Bar Association, October 2016
  • Speaker, “Super Stars in Trial & Jury Selection,” Dade County Bar Association, July 2016
  • Panelist and Demonstrating Attorney, “Voir Dire – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” Dade County Bar Association Bench and Bar, 2016
  • Panelist, “Women, Minorities, the Media & the Law,” Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers Seminar, April 2015
  • Panelist, “Extraordinary Remedies: Proceedings Supplementary and Involuntary Bankruptcy,” Dade County Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee Seminar, March 2015
  • Speaker, Katherine Fernandez Rundle State Attorney and Donna Shalala, President of University of Miami’s Fourth Annual Human Trafficking Forum, January 2015
Awards

Recognitions

  • South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyer,” 2017-2018
  • ACLU, “Maurice Rosen Act of Courage Award,” 2018
  • Miami-Dade FAWL, “Mattie Belle Davis Award,” 2017
  • The Florida Bar, “William K. Reese Award,” 2017
  • Dade County Bar Association, Legal Luminaries, “Top Corporate Lawyer,” 2017
  • Daily Business Review, “10 Top Women in Law,” 2017
  • Super Lawyers magazine, “Florida Super Lawyers,” 2016-2018
  • Florida Trend, “Legal Elite,” 2015-2017
  • State FAWL, Leaders in the Law Award, 2015
  • Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County,“40 Under 40” Cystic Fibrosis Award, 2012
  • Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., Volunteer Service Award, 2011
  • Miami-Dade FAWL, President’s Award, 2010-2011
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