Fisher & Phillips LLP

THE SCOOP

As any keen observer may glean from the firm's web address (www.laborlawyers.com), Fisher & Phillips LLP specializes in one thing-labor law. With a legal team of 300 and 31 offices throughout the U.S., the Fisher & Phillips sprawl deals mostly in defense-side labor and employment cases.

Management's Best Friend

Founded in Atlanta in 1943, Fisher & Phillips has grown from a regional to national player. The firm has established experience in traditional employment law subjects like NLRB practice, EEOC, wage and hour and disability law, as well as kept abreast of emerging issues in fields like employee benefits and immigration law compliance.

Despite obstacles, (like when Hurricane Katrina made the firm's New Orleans office uninhabitable,) the firm has continued to add offices by the truckload. Its client base is diverse, including employers in the agriculture, automotive, casino, health care, real estate, transportation and manufacturing sectors, among others. It has successfully defended clients like Russell Stover Candies (from a pregnancy discrimination suit), helped a casino fend off a race discrimination case, and counseled fellow attorneys at Chicago's Kaplan, Begy & Von Ohlen after a former partner filed an age discrimination suit.

Writing the Book on Employment Law

Fisher & Phillip also deals out advice for employers through a separately incorporated human resources consulting group called PreventionPoint, which claims to help employers navigate rules laid down by "crusading state and federal agencies" while avoiding risks inherent in a "victim-oriented society."

The firm's attorneys have also established themselves as a prolific bunch, often writing for labor law-related journals or sitting in as talking heads on employment matters for news organizations like NPR, Sirius Satellite Radio, The Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Miami Herald, to name a few. Among their topics-best hiring and firing practices, tips for employers hoping to avoiding litigation stemming from workplace romances and how to throw safe, non-litigation inducing holiday parties.

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Fisher & Phillips LLP


1500 Resurgens Plaza
945 East Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 231-1400
Fax: (404) 240-4249
www.laborlawyers.com

STATS


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner: Roger K. Quillen
  • Total No. Attorneys 2014: 300

  • Employment Contact

    recruiting@laborlawyers.com


  • Major Departments & Practices

    Employee Benefits
    Employee Leaves
    Employment Discrimination and Harassment
    Global Immigration
    Labor Relations
    Litigation of Employment Disputes
    Mergers, Acquisitions & Downsizing
    Preventive Services
    Special Education Law
    Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition
    Wage & Hour Law
    Workers' Compensation
    Workplace Safety and Health

Major Office Locations

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbia, SC
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Houston, TX
  • Irvine, CA
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Louisville, KY
  • Memphis, TN
  • Murray Hill, NJ
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Orlando, FL
  • Philadelphia, PA Phoenix, AZ
  • Portland, ME
  • Portland, OR
  • San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Washington, DC
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