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Overview

Alamea Deedee Bitran is an attorney in the Fort Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen, where she is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Deedee represents employers, business owners and developers.

While in law school, she served as a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Ivan F. Fernandez in the Third District Court of Appeal and as an Articles Editor on the FIU Law Review. She also served as a Legal Research Assistant to Professor Kerri Stone, where she researched and contributed to articles on employment discrimination and harassment.

Prior to attending law school, Deedee was an Academic Advisor at the University of Maryland College Park and taught a seminar.

Education

  • Florida International University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2016
    • Jackson Lewis P.C. Fellow
    • Articles & Comments Editor, FIU Law Review
    • FIU Law Board of Advocates Appellate Moot Court Team
    • Intramural Appellate Advocacy Competition Semi-Finalist & Best Brief Runner-Up Award
    • Book Awards: (1) Employment Discrimination, (2) Employment Law, (3) Medical Malpractice, (4) Florida Law and Procedure, (5) Focused Topics in Employment Discrimination Seminar
  • University of Florida, B.S., Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, summa cum laude, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Florida Board of Bar Examiners, selected to provide professional services for the preparation and scoring of the General Bar Examination
  • Executive Board Member, Florida Chapter of the Zionist Organization of America (2016 – 2018)
  • Women’s International Zionist Organization, Membership Outreach (2016-Present)
  • Broward County Bar Association (2016- Present)
  • President, FIU Employment & Labor Law Society (2014 – 2016)

Recognition

  • 2016 Holocaust Remembrance Essay Award, University of Alberta
  • Dean’s Merit Scholarship (full tuition academic scholarship to FIU Law)
  • FIU 2016 Outstanding Student Life Award Finalist: Graduate Student Scholar
  • First Place Writing Competition Winner 2014, Pacific Legal Foundation
  • Third Place Writing Competition Winner 2015, Pacific Legal Foundation
  • Florida Bar Labor & Employment Law Scholarship
  • Jackson Lewis Employment Law Scholarship
  • Cohen Externship Community Service Scholarship
  • Robert Reeves Law Firm Scholarship
  • Student Government Association Law Student Scholarship
  • National Academy of Social Insurance Writing Competition Winner
  • Second Place Writing Competition Winner, New York State Bar Association
  • Howell & Christmas Visionary Scholarship Jury Trial Essay Competition Winner
  • Spring 2016 Writing Competition Winner, National Law Review

Languages

  • Hebrew

Presentations

  • Panelist, “Discrimination in the Workplace,” FIU Law, September 2018
  • Panelist, “#MeToo: A Discussion about Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace,” FIU Law, March 2018

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