Marisa Rosen Dorough is a litigator in Baker Donelson’s Orlando office, where she represents businesses and individuals in antitrust, False Claims Act, and government enforcement cases, intellectual property disputes, labor and employment defense, and a broad range of business-related actions and arbitrations.
Ms. Dorough practices throughout the state of Florida and has experience in federal courts across the country. She brings significant experience for the benefit of the businesses and individuals she advises, including:
Government Regulatory Civil Litigation: She has gained antitrust litigation experience from regularly advising and defending leaders in various industries in antitrust actions brought by private parties and by state and federal authorities.
In addition, Ms. Dorough represents health care providers and medical supply companies accused of violating federal laws regulating Medicare participation, particularly the False Claims Act and kickback statutes and their state law counterparts.
Intellectual Property Rights: Ms. Dorough routinely represents emerging and established businesses in protecting, prosecuting and defending their intellectual property rights, particularly in trademark and trade dress litigation, as well as instances of unfair competition, cybersquatting and false advertising.
Labor and Employment Suits: She defends employers in state and federal court in individual and collective actions alleging unpaid wages under the FLSA and Florida law. She also represents employers regularly against charges of discrimination and retaliation under federal and Florida statutes.
Business and Shareholder Disputes: Ms. Dorough regularly negotiates, mediates and litigates claims involving breach of contract, business interference torts, non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements, as well as breach of fiduciary duty.
Ms. Dorough has assisted clients with nearly every aspect of prosecuting and defending a case, from pre-suit diligence, to electronic discovery issues, to post-judgment collection efforts. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Dorough served as a judicial intern for Magistrate Judge Thomas G. Wilson of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
- University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 2009
- Duke University, B.A., 2006
- Florida, 2009
- U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
- Represented an industry-leading entrepreneurial company in a federal civil jury trial to prosecute the company’s trade secret theft claims against a competitor, which also involved spoliation of material evidence by the opposing party’s agents, including a former employee of our client.
- Successfully moved a federal court to strike salacious allegations from a pleading, to stay discovery, and ultimately to dismiss a complaint brought by a whistleblower under the False Claims Act against a medical supply company for allegedly improper Medicare billing.
- Successfully obtained a judgment on behalf of a financial services provider for more than $350,000 against a borrower for her misrepresentation and breach of warranties in connection with obtaining a home equity loan, which judgment is in addition to a $120,000 cash recovery negotiated in settlement with the title insurer for the current owners of the property in question.
- Secured an order dismissing with prejudice a federal lawsuit by a competitor against a national baggage delivery company brought under the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act and Oregon state laws, alleging monopolization, collusion in restraint of trade, and fraud.
Professional Honors & Activities:
- American Bar Association
- Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers
- Federal Bar Association
- The Florida Bar
- Orange County Bar Association
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