Chairman: Roger K. Quillen
Number of partners: 196 Number of senior counsel: 21 Number of staff attorneys: 4
Number of counsel: 48 Number of associates: 131
Fisher Phillips is a national law firm committed to providing practical business solutions for employers’ workplace legal problems. Labor and employment law is all the firm does, offering deep and broad knowledge and experience in the area of the law the attorneys know best. Fisher Phillips attorneys help clients avoid legal problems, are dedicated to providing exceptional client service, and are there when you need them. The firm has 400 attorneys in 34 offices.
Main Areas of Practice:
Affirmative Action & Federal Contract & Compliance:
Fisher Phillips drafts affirmative action plans and policies and represents clients in enforcement proceedings before the OFCCP.
Data Security & Workplace Privacy:
The firm works with employers to guide them in complying with local, state, federal, and international laws and regulations relating to privacy and data protection. Securely managing the storage and transmission of data is critical to avoiding costly litigation, government enforcement actions and negative publicity.
The firm handles pension and benefit matters under ERISA, continuation of insurance coverage under COBRA, and compliance under HIPAA. Attorneys prepare qualified employee benefit plans, executive compensation programs and health and welfare benefit plans.
Employee Defection & Trade Secrets:
Attorneys concentrate on issues surrounding employee defection, employee recruitment and trade secrets protection. This includes litigating and advising clients on restrictive covenants.
Employment Discrimination & Harassment:
Lawyers regularly defend employers against claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation brought under a variety of laws.
The firm provides a single solution for global immigration needs, managing immigration services for clients to allow their employees to work legally in any country, ensuring global expatriate and non-local staff maintain proper immigration status throughout employment.
The international employment practice provides legal advice to international employers on HR and immigration matters on a global basis, as well as on matters pertaining to employees working in the United States who are governed by international laws. The firm helps navigate through complex global HR issues.
The firm assists non-union clients in remaining union free and represents unionized clients in collective bargaining, arbitration and unfair labor practice cases.
Mergers, Acquisitions & Downsizing:
Fisher Phillips advises clients on the labor, employment and benefits aspects of buying or selling a business.
Workplace Safety & Catastrophe Management:
The firm provides practical guidance to develop and maintain effective workplace safety and health management programs. Attorneys assist employers in responding to inspections, defending litigation, and managing workplace catastrophes.
Wage & Hour Laws:
Attorneys perform compliance audits, prepare for and represent clients during government wage-hour investigations, defend wage-hour lawsuits, review and design pay plans, and advise on exempt/non-exempt classifications.
Workers’ Compensation Cost Management:
This practice focuses on alternative ways employers can manage their workers’ compensation premiums by controlling claims, reserves, settlements and experience modifiers. Attorneys design and facilitate alternative financing methods for clients with large loss issues.
The firm has a broad and diverse client base, representing a wide range of public and private employers in an array of industries. Some are large multinational corporations; others are smaller entrepreneurial businesses.