Florida’s Akerman Senterfitt has announced the continued expansion of its Labor and Employment practice group, with the additions of Paul Waters in the Tampa office, and Deborah Catalano in Orlando. Waters' practice will focus on workplace health and safety compliance issues, and represent employers in litigation of occupational safety and health citations. Waters earned his law degree from Boston College Law School and is admitted to both the Florida and Virginia Bars. Catalano will defend employers against claims of discrimination, workers' compensation retaliation, and alleged violations of the wage and hour laws and the Family and Medical Leave Act. She has more than twenty years of experience representing management in labor and employment matters. Akerman is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The National Law Journal NLJ 250.