2020 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“My colleagues are unmatched.”
“Transparency in partnership track and compensation/bonus.”
“Long hours; litigation can be stressful.”
“Technology could use a bit of improvement.”
“Lack of communication about certain policies.”
About Fisher Phillips
With dozens of offices across the U.S., Fisher Phillips is a force in the employment law world. The firm is home to more than 425 lawyers, who focus 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 labor and employment law subjects like NLRB practice, EEOC, wage and hour, and disability law, as well as emerging issues in fields like employee benefits and immigration law compliance.
The firm continues 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 Capstone Logistics, LLC from a retaliation lawsuit, helped a casino fend off a race discrimination case, and won a case against the NLRB for Domino’s Pizza franchisee Cowabunga, Inc.
Writing the Book on Employment Law
Fisher Phillips’ attorneys are a prolific bunch, often writing for labor law-related journals or sitting in as talking heads on employment matters for news organizations like NPR, local TV newscasts, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the Miami Herald, to name a few. Among the topics the firm has covered include best hiring and firing practices; tips for employers hoping to avoid litigation stemming from workplace romances; how to throw safe, non-litigation-inducing holiday parties; how to comply with immigration laws; and international employment issues.
Many associates at large law firms lament the drudge work and lack of partner contact—but not at Fisher Phillips. According to the firm, its cases are often staffed with a partner and an associate. This dynamic provides the associate with on-the-job mentoring and training, as well as an opportunity to take on high levels of responsibility from the start. Further, associates at the firm aren’t left questioning how to successfully develop their careers; they’re given a roadmap. Each year, associates receive a benchmark checklist to review with their mentors to ensure that they are on the right track and to seek out relevant opportunities if they are not. And all associates have access to business development training so that if partnership is a goal, they will be prepared.
1075 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (404) 231-1400
Chairman and Managing Partner: Roger Quillen
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
250 - 500
Firm does not disclose salary information.
Summer Associate Offers:
9 out of 11 (2Ls only) (2019)
No. of Summer Associates:
13 total (11 2Ls; 2 1Ls) (2019)
Meredith B. Zadnichek
Recruiting & Professional Development Manager
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Kansas City, MO
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Murray Hill, NJ
New Orleans, LA
New York, NY
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Affirmative Action & Federal Contract Compliance
California Employment Law
Class & Collective Actions
Data Security & Workplace Privacy
Employee Defection & Trade Secrets
Employment Discrimination & Harassment
Litigation of Employment Disputes
Prevention & Compliance
Wage & Hour Law
Workplace Safety & Catastrophe Management
*See firm website for complete list of practices and industries.