Two former Fowler White Burnett attorneys have jumped to Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck in Fort Lauderdale.

Bruce Liebman will become co-managing partner of Kaufman Dolowich’s Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton offices, and his former Fowler coworker Edward McNamara will join the firm as an insurance and litigation associate.

Liebman’s practice focuses on employment defense, including wage and hour litigation and class actions, employment discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, age and retaliation claims. He also provides preventative counseling, advice and training for employers and human resources personnel on managing the workplace and complying with federal, state and local employment laws and regulations. He represents hospitality companies and casinos in the area of liability, collections and gaming issues. Prior to joining Fowler two years ago, Liebman worked at Akerman, according to his Linkedin profile.

Kaufman Dolowich, headquartered in Woodbury, New York, with offices in New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Chicago, has added seven attorneys in Florida in the past two years.

“We are making a concerted effort to grow our core practices in Florida, including EPL, D&O, financial services and professional liability, and the addition of Bruce and Ted demonstrate our commitment to reinforce our services for our Florida clients and those doing business there,” said Kaufman Dolowich co-managing and name partner Ivan Dolowich.

McNamara, who was at Fowler for two years, works with insurers, self-insureds and businesses on litigation matters, including individual disability insurance and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) claims, life insurance, insurance coverage, contract disputes and bad faith. He also advises clients on matters governed by ERISA, particularly group benefit plans and insurance policies. He also represents clients in EPL matters such as claims related to discrimination, age, retaliation and whistleblower actions as well as wage and hour disputes. In addition, he provides advice on employee policy and handbook revisions. Before working at Fowler, he worked at Wagar Dabdoub for five years.