Ellen M. Leibovitch


Assouline & Berlowe, P.A.
2385 NW Executive Center Drive
Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Tel: (561) 361-6566

Email: eml@assoulineberlowe.com
Web: www.assoulineberlowe.com

Ellen Leibovitch is a Partner in the Boca Raton office of Assouline & Berlowe, head of the firm’s Labor & Employment Law Practice and Board Certified by the Florida Bar for Labor and Employment law. Ms. Leibovitch focuses her practice exclusively on labor and employment law counseling and litigation.

Ms. Leibovitch advises and assists clients on the full-range of labor and employment matters. She drafts, analyzes, and evaluates employee handbooks and policies and prepares all applicable employment-related agreements, including executive employment agreements, severance and settlement agreements, and termination agreements, as well as independent contractor agreements.

Ms. Leibovitch has made numerous employment-related presentations and trainings on topics that include:

  • developing and implementing policies and practices against harassment and discrimination
  • effective use of employee handbooks and personnel policies
  • implementing diversity programs
  • enforcing and challenging enforcement of non-compete agreements
  • investigating and remedying harassment and discrimination complaints
  • navigating wage and hour, I-9, workers compensation and other audits by federal & state agencies
  • navigating the Fair Labor Standards Act’s statutory and regulatory requirements
  • recognizing and preventing harassment in the workplace
  • records retention requirements and programs

In addition to counseling, drafting and training, Ms. Leibovitch has over 35 years of trial experience. She litigates cases in state and federal courts and represents clients at governmental agency proceedings. The types of matters she handles include the following:

Age, race, disability and gender discrimination | Family & Medical Leave Act violations | Breach of partnership and other contractual issues | Claims against businesses under Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 | Overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act | Sexual and other forms of harassment | Non-compete, non-solicitation and other restrictive covenants | Theft of trade secrets.

  • Woman Lawyer of the Year 2022, South Palm Beach County, Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Americas Most Honored Lawyers, The American Registry
  • Top Lawyers, Palm Beach County
  • Top Attorneys in Florida, The Wall Street Journal
  • Top Attorneys in Florida, The American Registry
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters
  • South Florida Leaders in the Law
  • Palm Beach Illustrated, Top Lawyers
  • Corporate America Legal Elite
  • Florida Attorney of the Year – Employment Law, Legal Elite
  • Attorney to Watch, Attorney at Law Magazine
  • Leader in the Law, Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • Leaders in Law, Lifestyle Media Group
  • The Florida Bar
    • Labor and Employment Section
    • Labor & Employment Law Certification Committee
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers, South Palm Beach County Chapter
    • Board of Directors, Past President
    • Perennial chair of Past Presidents Committee/Woman Lawyer of the Year awards ceremony
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association
    • Immediate Past President
  • Senior Care Strategies, Inc.
    • Board of Directors
Assouline & Berlowe assists clients with a full-range of labor and employment-related litigation in the state and federal courts as well as representing clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor,  the Florida Commission on Human Relations, the Agency for Workforce Innovation, and the Public Employees Relations Commission. Among others, cases have included, but are not limited to the following:

  • actions for misappropriation of trade secrets
  • age, race, disability, gender and other forms of discrimination and retaliation
  • breach of partnership
  • claims for unpaid wages or overtime pay
  • defamation
  • enforcement of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
  • injunctive relief
  • overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • sexual harassment claims
  • theft of trade secrets

Wherever possible, and in an effort to avoid future litigation, the Firm counsels clients on various preventative measures that may be undertaken to minimize the risk of litigation, including:

  • Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 regulations
  • Fair Labor Standards Act regulatory requirements and claims
  • developing and implementing workplace discrimination and harassment policies and practices
  • investigating and remedying harassment and discrimination complaints
  • implementing diversity programs
  • analyzing and evaluating employee handbooks and personnel policies
  • preparation of confidentiality, employment, independent contractor, non-compete separation, severance, and other employment-related agreements
  • records retention requirements and programs
  • train employees and managers
Assouline & Berlowe is a business litigation and transactional law firm serving the business needs of local, national, and international clients.

The Firm’s main Practice Areas are: Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Creditors Rights and Bankruptcy, Corporate and Finance Intellectual Property, International Law and Arbitration, Labor and Employment, Trusts & Estates, Probate, Guardianship and Real Estate.

Now in its second decade, the firm’s attorneys have worked on a broad range of business matters for wide ranging clients. The Firm consists of a dedicated team of recognized professionals with years of business and technology law experience. Assouline & Berlowe remains true to its initial mission: exceed client expectations and provide client-specific legal services.