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Fisher Phillips LLP

Headquarters

1075 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 3500
Atlanta, GA 30309
United States
(404) 231.1400

Firm Details

The employment equation is changing. The old ways of doing business, the cookie-cutter approach to managing a workforce, using the standard employment litigation playbook – no longer cuts it. You now live in a new world where dynamics exist between worker and employer that demand a more thoughtful and creative management approach. Where your capacity to be flexible and adapt to fluid circumstances will determine your relevance in the marketplace. Where your ability to leverage cutting-edge technology in all aspects of your business could be the difference between success and failure.

Fisher Phillips is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the modern employer. We recognize there are new equations at play that have changed not merely the workforce, but the way employment cases themselves are litigated – including the tools and technology at our disposal, the enhanced ways we now collaborate with our colleagues and clients, and our deep commitment to diversity and inclusion. We invite you to spend some time on our website checking us out. But make sure to bookmark the page and come back often, because we promise we’re constantly changing – to not only keep up with the times, but to stay ahead of the curve.

Innovative Technology + Client Focus = The Modern Law Firm

We’ve made a robust investment in technology that puts us in the lead when it comes to innovation, but not because we want to be the firm with the most bells and whistles. It’s because we know this is the best way to serve our clients in today’s world. While we’re a tech-driven firm, our innovations are built on the foundation of our attorneys providing practical solutions to your workplace problems. It’s because we keep an ever-present eye on people and the challenges you face every day that we can leverage our technology to serve you.

Data Analytics + Skilled Litigators = Cutting Edge Representation

One of the tech solutions we’re most proud of is the ability to mine an astounding amount of data relating to all aspects of litigation to position ourselves – and your legal matters – for the best possible outcomes. When we put these innovative analytics into the hands of our skilled litigators, you unleash a powerful force that is second-to-none when it comes to representing employers in court, mediation, agency hearings, and all other settings.

Diversity + Inclusion = Success

Our commitment to diversity has been well-chronicled, and it’s led to national recognition for the way we not only support but champion our BIPOC, women, LGBTQ, disabled, and other diverse attorneys and staff. We’re proud of our awards and worked hard to earn them. But awards are meaningless if we don’t honor the spirit behind them each day. We’re a stronger law firm when we ensure that a wide diversity of voices helps fuel our actions. We know that our work in this space is ongoing, and we are incredibly energized when we think about what the future holds.

Insights + Practical Guidance = Power

We produce a constant stream of thought leadership updating our clients about the latest trends, developments, prevention options, and insights related to all aspects of labor and employment law. But we know you’re bombarded with information from all angles each day. That’s why we do something different: each of our insights doesn’t just tell you what happened, we take it a step beyond and tell you what you should do as a result. This sets us apart – and will set you up for success in your role, giving you practical information that is pure power at your fingertips. Go ahead and subscribe to our Insights to get on the receiving end of these tools.

Collaboration + Excellence = Premier Client Service

Our firm is greater than the sum of our parts, and that’s no accident. We have quite purposefully and deliberately ensured that any attorney and professional staff who joins our ranks prizes collegiality and shares our commitment to excellence. While many successful partners have chosen to bring their practices to our firm, attracted by our entrepreneurial culture and transparent compensation system, it’s the opportunity to practice with other exceptional lawyers that makes us better as a whole. Not only do our lawyers have cutting-edge Knowledge Management resources to enable us to work seamlessly across offices and handle the most complex problems in sync with one another, it’s our willingness to collaborate with each other that ensures each client gets the very best service a law firm can offer.

We also understand that our attorneys work best when they collaborate on business and legal solutions with our clients. To that end, we have developed a state-of-the-art extranet platform – FP Collab – that allows our clients to monitor their legal caseload and spend, and provides resources to help them run their business in this new employment equation.

Management

Roger K. Quillen
Chairman & Managing Partner
John M. Polson
Member - Management Committee
Christine Howard
Member - Management Committee
Regina Petty
Chief Diversity Officer
Jeannie Muzinic
Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer
Michael Steele
Chief Information Officer
Dave Lentz
Chief Operating Officer
Raffaele V. Murdocca
Director of Recruiting & Professional Development
Scott Snipes
Director of Research & Knowledge Services, Library
David Dilworth
Director of Facilities

Demographics

Partners

Women: 43

African-American: 5

Asian: 4

Hispanic: 3

GLBT: 3

Men: 133

Caucasian: 162

Of Counsel

Women: 23

African-American: 2

Asian: 1

Hispanic: 3

GLBT: 1

Men: 23

Caucasian: 40

Associates

Women: 56

African-American: 8

Asian: 10

Hispanic: 4

Native-American: 1

Multi-Racial: 6

GLBT: 1

Men: 61

Caucasian: 85

Other Lawyers

Women: 3

Hispanic: 1

Multi-Racial: 1

GLBT: 1

Men: 14

Caucasian: 15

Management / Department Heads

Women: 1

Hispanic: 1

Men: 9

Caucasian: 9

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Georgia in Employment Law - Management with 13 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Colorado in Employment Law - Management with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Georgia in Labor Law - Management with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Kentucky in Litigation - Labor and Employment with 7 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Murray Hill with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Bingham Farms with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Irvine in Employment Law - Management with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Fort Lauderdale in Employment Law - Management with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Atlanta in Employment Law - Management with 13 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Denver in Employment Law - Management with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Columbia in Employment Law - Management with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Murray Hill in Employment Law - Management with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Employment Law - Management with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Louisville in Employment Law - Management with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Columbia in Labor Law - Management with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Atlanta in Labor Law - Management with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Kansas City in Labor Law - Management with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Murray Hill in Litigation - Labor and Employment with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Louisville in Litigation - Labor and Employment with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Columbia in Litigation - Labor and Employment with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Memphis in Litigation - Labor and Employment with 5 lawyers

Awards

  • Top Law Firm - Fort Lauderdale
  • BTI Client Service A-Team 2013 - Firm
  • Barrister's Best 2012 - Todd Fredrickson
  • Memphis Magazine's 2012 Power Players - Jeff Weintraub
  • Lawyers on the Fast Track - Todd Scherwin
  • BTI Brand Elite: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms
  • Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers - Mark Ricciardi
  • San Diego Daily Transcript’s Top Attorneys - Regina Petty
  • Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers - Jeff Mandel
  • 50 People Who Most Influenced EHS in 2012-13 - Ed Foulke, Howard Mavity
  • Lawyers of Color Inc. Hot List - Kristen Nesbit
  • Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers - D. Albert Brannen
  • Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers - Rosemary Gousman
  • Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys - Charles Caulkins, Roger Quillen
  • Honorary Construction Safety Professional - Howard Mavity
  • Business of the Year - Irvine Office
  • BTI Most Recommended Law Firms 2015 - Firm
  • Client Choice Award - Todd Scherwin
  • Most Recommended by Corporate Counsel - Firm
  • Three Fisher Phillips Partners Named to "Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" in the United States
  • Fisher Phillips Named "Law Firm of the Year" for Second Year in a Row
  • Eighty-Six Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2017
  • Fisher Phillips Named to 2017 Best Law Firms
  • Two Partners Named 2016 "Client Service All-Stars" by BTI Consulting Group
  • Three Fisher Phillips Partners Named to "Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" in the United States
  • 2020 Gold Standard Certification from The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF)
  • Named a “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” after achieving a perfect 100% score on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI)
  • Fisher Phillips’ Los Angeles Office Named 2020 “Most Admired Law Firms to Work For” by The Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Anet Drapalski Listed Among the Los Angeles Business Journal's 2021 Minority Leaders of Influence
  • Emily Litzinger Named to Louisville Business First's 2021 40 Under 40 Class

Clients

  • Corey Companies
  • Equifax Inc.
  • General Dynamics/Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
  • Gwinnett Hospital System, Inc.
  • Heidelberg USA
  • Hennessey Motors, Inc.
  • Holder Construction
  • InComm
  • J&M Tank Lines
  • Mansfield Oil Company
  • National Distributing Company
  • Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Toyota Engineering & Manufacturing
  • United Distributors, Inc.
 

About Our Clients

Fisher Phillips represents employers in a broad range of industries including hospitality, healthcare, automotive, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, credit unions, banks and financial institutions, private schools, colleges and universities, state and local governments, legal and professional service firms, insurance and related services, and non-profit organizations.We are national and local, with attorneys admitted in just about every U.S. jurisdiction. We represent a wide range of public and private employers. Our clients include employers in the agriculture, automotive manufacturing, automobile dealership, banking, broadcasting, casino and gaming, construction, health care, hospitality, insurance, legal and professional services, manufacturing, mining, real estate, retail, technology, transportation, and wholesale and distribution industries, as well as state and local government entities, non-profit organizations, schools, colleges and universities.

Contacts

Kristen Nesbit\Karl Lindegren
California Litigation
Cheryl L. Behymer\Thomas P. Rebel
Affirmative Action and Federal Contract Compliance
(803) 255-0000\(404) 240-4255
Risa Boerner
Data Security and Workplace Privacy
(610) 230-2132
Suzanne K. Bogdan
Education
(954) 847-4705
Sheldon Blumling
Employee Benefits
(949) 798-2127
Christopher Stief\Suzanne Guerette
Employee Defection & Trade Secrets
Richard Meneghello\John Polson
Gig Economy
(503) 205-8044\(949) 798-2130
Rick Grimaldi\Ben Ebbink
Government Relations
Andria Ryan\Alden Parker
Hospitality Industry
William Wright
International Employment
(610) 230-2137
Cheryl Behymer\Kathleen Caminiti\Cheryl Pinarchick
Pay Equity
(803)255-000\(908)516-1062\(61
Edward Harold
Retail Industry
(504) 592-3801
J. Hagood Tighe\Kathleen Caminiti
Wage and Hour
(803) 200-0000
Travis Vance\Todd Logsdon
Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management

Firm Practice Areas

  • Covenants Not to Compete
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • OSHA
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Wage-Hour Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Office Locations

United States

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Arizona

Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

3200 North Central Avenue, Suite 1550

Phoenix, AZ 85012

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(602) 281.3400

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California

California

Irvine, CA

2050 Main Street, Suite 1000

Irvine, CA 92614

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(949) 851.2424

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Los Angeles, CA

444 South Flower Street, Suite 1500

Los Angeles, CA 90071

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(213) 330.4500

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Sacramento, CA

621 Capitol Mall, Suite 1400

Sacramento, CA 95814

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(916) 210.0400

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San Diego, CA

4747 Executive Drive, Suite 1000

San Diego, CA 92121

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(858) 597.9600

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San Francisco, CA

One Embarcadero Center, Suite 2050

San Francisco, CA 94111-3712

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(415) 490.9000

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Woodland Hills, CA

21600 Oxnard Street, Suite 650

Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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(818) 230.4250

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Colorado

Colorado

Denver, CO

1125 Seventeenth Street, Suite 2400

Denver, CO 80202

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(303) 218.3650

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Florida

Florida

Fort Lauderdale, FL

450 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 800

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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(954) 525.4800

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Orlando, FL

200 South Orange Avenue, Suite 1100

Orlando, FL 32801

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(407) 541.0888

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Tampa, FL

101 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 2350

Tampa, FL 33602

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(813) 769.7500

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Georgia

Georgia

Atlanta, GA

1075 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 3500

Atlanta, GA 30309

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(404) 231.1400

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Illinois

Illinois

Chicago, IL

10 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3450

Chicago, IL 60606

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(312) 346.8061

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Kentucky

Kentucky

Louisville, KY

220 West Main Street, Suite 1700

Louisville, KY 40202

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(502) 561.3990

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Louisiana

Louisiana

New Orleans, LA

201 Saint Charles Avenue, Suite 3710

New Orleans, LA 70170

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(504) 522.3303

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Maryland

Maryland

Bethesda, MD

7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1220-W

Bethesda, MD 20814

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(301) 880.5030

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Westminster, MD

79 East Main Street, Suite 207

Westminster, MD 21157

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(410) 857.1399

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Boston, MA

200 State Street, Seventh Floor

Boston, MA 02109

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(617) 722.0044

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Michigan

Michigan

Bingham Farms, MI

31780 Telegraph Road, Suite 200

Bingham Farms, MI 48025-3409

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(248) 540.8019

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Mississippi

Mississippi

Gulfport, MS

2505 Fourteenth Street, Suite 300

Gulfport, MS 39501

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(228) 822.1440

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Missouri

Missouri

Kansas City, MO

4900 Main Street, Suite 650

Kansas City, MO 64112

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(816) 842.8770

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Nevada

Nevada

Las Vegas, NV

300 South Fourth Street, Suite 1500

Las Vegas, NV 89101

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(702) 252.3131

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New Jersey

Murray Hill, NJ

430 Mountain Avenue, Suite 303

Murray Hill, NJ 07974

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(908) 516.1050

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New York

New York

New York, NY

The New York Times Building, Thirty-Sixth Floor

620 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10018

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(212) 899.9960

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North Carolina

North Carolina

Charlotte, NC

227 West Trade Street, Suite 2020

Charlotte, NC 28202

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(704) 334.4565

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Ohio

Ohio

Cleveland, OH

200 Public Square, Suite 4000

Cleveland, OH 44114

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(440) 838.8800

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Columbus, OH

250 West Street, Suite 400

Columbus, OH 43215

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(614) 221.1425

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Oregon

Portland, OR

111 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Suite 4040

Portland, OR 97204

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(503) 242.4262

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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Two Logan Square, 12th Floor

100 North 18th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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(610) 230.2150

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Pittsburgh, PA

Six PPG Place, Suite 830

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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(412) 822.6629

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South Carolina

Columbia, SC

1320 Main Street, Suite 750

Columbia, SC 29201

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Tennessee

Tennessee

Memphis, TN

Renaissance Center, Suite 312

1715 Aaron Brenner Drive

Memphis, TN 38120

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(901) 526.0431

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Nashville, TN

3310 West End Avenue, Suite 500

Nashville, TN 37203

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(615) 488.2900

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Texas

Dallas, TX

500 North Akard Street, Suite 3550

Dallas, TX 75201

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(214) 220.9100

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Houston, TX

910 Louisiana Street, Suite 4000

Houston, TX 77002

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(713) 292.0150

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Virginia

McLean, VA

8200 Greensboro Drive, Suite 900

McLean, VA 22102

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(703) 682.7096

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Seattle, WA

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2750

Seattle, WA 98101

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(206) 682.2308

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