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Jackson Lewis P.C.
390 NORTH ORANGE AVENUE
SUITE 1285
ORLANDO, FL 32801-0131
United States

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Principal and co-leader of the Litigation practice group

Career

Biography
Stephanie L. Adler-Paindiris is a principal in the Orlando, Florida office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and serves as co-leader of the firm’s Litigation practice group. Admitted to the United States Supreme Court and federal courts throughout the country, Stephanie defends class and collective actions on behalf of employers and provides legal advice and counsel to help her clients navigate today’s legal and business workplace challenges.

Stephanie is no stranger to any forum where her clients find themselves faced with litigating plaintiffs’ claims. Clients rely on Stephanie to fearlessly put her head into the mouth of the lion as she defends employers against complex class and collective actions as well as claims of discrimination, retaliation or whistleblowing activity. Stephanie has represented clients in over a dozen trials before juries and judges in state and federal courts, as well as appearing before administrative juries and agencies. She participates in arbitrations and administrative hearings before the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings as well as AAA and FINRA.

Despite her willingness to go head to head with an adversary, Stephanie is equally passionate about building partnerships of trust and confidence with her clients. She understands that a lawyer-client relationship does not exist solely in the context of a litigation but develops by way of communication and transparency. She works closely with clients to provide on-going legal support and counsel, partnering with clients to provide training in all areas of employment law and advocating for proactive risk management and litigation avoidance.

The same dedication Stephanie brings to her client relationships she models in her relationships with firm colleagues. She has served the firm in leadership roles and makes time to mentor and support lawyers in their professional development, and ultimately the pursuit for partnership. Prior to her new leadership role in the firm’s national litigation practice, Stephanie served as co-leader of the Class Actions and Complex Litigation practice group. She has also served as co-leader of the firm’s Women’s Interest Network working alongside women attorneys and clients to advocate for women’s leadership and the expansion of all diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Stephanie is active in her community supporting a number of organizations that have created opportunities for her five children. She is also passionate about volunteering her time and services to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Memberships

  • Academy of Florida Management Attorneys Member
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Corporate Counsel for Central Florida
  • Federal Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers Member
  • The Florida Bar
  • Virgin Islands Bar Association

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Boutique law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is noted for defending clients before trial and appellate courts as well as arbitration proceedings involving wage and hour claims, discrimination and harassment allegations as well as trade secret and antitrust cases. Skilled in class, collective and single-plaintiff cases, the team benefits from the ability to leverage the firm’s e-discovery capabilities when handling complex litigation. It is managed by Orange County-based Samantha Hoffman and chaired by Kevin Lauri in New York. The class action and complex litigation practice group is jointly led by wage and hour experts Mia Farber in Los Angeles, David Golder in Hartford and Eric Magnus in Atlanta. Nadine Abrahams in Chicago directs the general employment litigation practice group alongside Orlando-based litigator Stephanie Adler-Paindiris. Other key names include Stephen Silvestri in Baltimore, Debra Weiss Ford in Portsmouth and Katherine Van Dyke in Detroit. Reynaldo Velazquez, formerly at Ford & Harrison LLP,  joined the Miami office in November 2021 and Garen Dodge, formerly at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., joined the Washington DC office in July 2021. Las Vegas-based Lisa McClane left the firm in June 2021 for Fisher & Phillips.