Marilyn G. Moran has been representing employers for over a decade as a trusted advisor and experienced litigator. 

She is passionate about learning her clients' businesses from the ground up and working with management to solve problems and implement smart business solutions as efficiently as possible.  Marilyn provides advice and training to employers on a wide variety of employment law issues, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, non-competition agreements, executive compensation issues, and reductions in force.  She also helps employers navigate the process of accommodating employees with disabilities under the ADA and managing employee leave under the FMLA and USERRA. 

A seasoned trial attorney, Marilyn has a wealth of experience litigating employment law cases at the trial court level and on appeal, and she has managed complex cases involving unfair competition and trade secret theft, federal and state class actions, and nationwide collective actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

Over the course of her career, Marilyn has represented many high-profile companies in Florida and around the nation in the industries of healthcare, energy, hospitality, restaurant and foodservice, manufacturing, banking and finance, technology, transportation, broadcast media, family entertainment, and global security and defense, among others. I

n 2014, Marilyn launched "Florida Employers Law Blog," a blog for business owners, human resource professionals, and in-house counsel who grapple with legal issues in the workplace (www.floridaemployerslawblog.wordpress.com).  She is also a regular contributor to the current FordHarrison Blog, EntertainHR, an informative look across the landscape of television, movies, sports and celebrity culture from an employment-law perspective.  The website is available at http://blogs.hrhero.com/entertainhr/. 

Marilyn is an active member of the Central Florida community.  She frequently participates in client seminars, workshops, and conferences and enjoys mentoring students and giving back to the profession she loves through volunteering.  In recent years, Marilyn has volunteered as a guest lecturer, moderator, or judge for the University of Central Florida, FAMU College of Law, Barry University's Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, and the Florida Bar.  Marilyn is a fifth generation Floridian who worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Sarasota, Florida following law school.  She also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Gregory A. Presnell, U.S. District Court Judge for the Middle District of Florida.  Prior to working at FordHarrison, Marilyn practiced employment law at one of the nation's largest law firms.  

Representative Experience
  • Represented international chain of theme restaurants in wage and hour collective action and multiple class actions brought by tipped employees. 
  • Represented global manufacturing company and obtained permanent injunctive relief in a case involving violation of proprietary information agreements by former employees.
  • Represented international family entertainment and media enterprise in disability discrimination case. 
  • Represented global energy provider in misappropriation of trade secrets action brought against former employees who formed competitive business in power generation industry.
  • Defended public sector employer in race discrimination and marital discrimination case.
  • Defended fruit juice manufacturer in breach of contract action brought by former employee.
  • Represented large transportation company in case of first impression involving insurance coverage.
  • Per Florida Bar rules, information on litigation and other legal successes has not been disclosed but is available upon request.
Honors & Awards
  • "Florida Rising Stars," by Super Lawyers magazine (2010)