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CHAIR EMPLOYMENT LAW DEPARTMENT

René Fix

For over 20 years, René Fix has represented corporate clients across the country in complex labor and employment law matters. As lead trial counsel, he has defended employers in federal and state courts against both class actions and individual claims arising under the FLSA, Title VII, ADEA, FMLA, Title IX, ADA, and the Florida Civil Rights Act. René also has extensive experience litigating non-compete and trade secret disputes, as well as business disputes arising under partnership and shareholder agreements. He also represents employers in response to administrative claims asserted by federal and state agencies, including the Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, and Florida Commission on Human Relations. René has also represented corporations in numerous arbitration proceedings.

René’s substantial experience makes him a trusted advisor for employers. He regularly counsels clients on a broad range of employment matters that include discipline and discharge, employment policies, handbooks, leaves of absence, internal investigations, pay practices, employee classification and exemptions, union activity, personnel records, confidentiality, and privacy. René frequently drafts, reviews, and provides advice on employment agreements, non-competes, non-disclosures, and other business-related contracts.

In addition to his labor and employment experience, Mr. Fix has experience in commercial litigation matters in state and federal court, including breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, fraud, defamation, unfair competition, and deceptive consumer practices.

René has been recognized by various independent and peer review legal sources, such as Florida Super Lawyers®. He has given numerous lectures on various employment issues to attorneys, HR professionals and management-level employees.

Bar Admissions and Education

Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law, J.D. cum laude
  • Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, B.S.

Bar Association Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Ohio State Bar
  • Jacksonville Bar Association

Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S.District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Accomplishments

Awards & Distinctions

  • AV Rating®, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Articles Editor, University of Toledo Law Review
  • Order of the Coif

  • Recipient, Burton A. Maddock Memorial Scholarship
  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Practice
  • Florida Super Lawyers® (Employment & Labor), 2017-2018

Contact René Fix

Office: 904.358.8300
Fax:904.358.8303
Email: rfix@orrcook.com
Assistant: Kendall Greiner
Email Assistant: kgreiner@orrcook.com

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