News for the Hospitality Executive
Miami Beach, FL – (October 2, 2012) Philip Goldfarb, President & COO, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, is proud to announce the appointment of Grace Mora as Vice President and General Counsel for the 1,504-room resort. In this role, Mora will work closely with Fontainebleau’s executive team to oversee and coordinate all legal activities and functions to ensure the resort’s legal processes and compliance are maintained.
Prior to her appointment at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Mora gained 12 years of experience in the legal industry. Mora most recently served as counsel with a focus on labor and employment matters for Fortune 100 and 500 companies in the hospitality, airline, retail and pharmaceutical industries at Hunton & Williams LLP in Miami. Her previous affiliations also include two years at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Miami, where she represented Fortune 500 companies with commercial and employment disputes, in addition to four years as an associate participating in all phases of commercial state and federal litigation at Thelen, Reid & Priest in Washington, D.C.
“As the lead legal representative for Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Ms. Mora’s new role will include the continued development of strategic partnerships and negotiations of key corporate transactions which will be a large part of the future success of this iconic property,” noted Goldfarb. “Mora’s labor and employment background in the industry will be an enormous asset to Fontainebleau at this very exciting time.”
Throughout her career, Mora has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” from 2009 – 2012, was selected by South Florida Legal Guide as a “Top Up & Comer” in South Florida from 2008 – 2012 and received the E. Randolph Williams Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service in 2006, 2007 and 2010. Additionally, Mora is a graduate of the American Bar Association’s Leadership Development Program in 2012 and a graduate of the Miami-Dade County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Miami Program in 2007.
The above honors are further supported by her involvement in several professional associations including United Way Women’s Leadership, Kids and the Power of Work (KAPOW), the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor & Employment Law, the National Employment Law Council, and the Florida Bar. Mora received her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Miami, where she triple majored and graduated magna cum laude. She then enhanced her education background by gaining a Juris Doctorate from American University, where she graduated cum laude.
About Fontainebleau Miami Beach
A revered Miami Beach landmark for more than 50 years set on more than 20 oceanfront acres, Fontainebleau Miami Beach boasts 1,504 new guestrooms and suites outfitted with iMacs; 12 restaurants and lounges, most notably three AAA Four Diamond signature restaurants, Gotham Steak, Scarpetta and Hakkasan; two dynamic nightlife venues; the 40,000-square-foot Lapis spa with mineral-rich water therapies and co-ed swimming pools; and a dramatic oceanfront poolscape. For general information or accommodations at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, visit www.fontainebleau.com or call 1.877.512.8002.
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