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Fisher & Phillips LLP

  • Designation: Atlanta
  • Head Count: 267
  • Gross Revenues: $139,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $525,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $500,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Fisher & Phillips is an Atlanta, Georgia-based law firm. In January 2009, it acquired the Portland Maine law firm Moss Shapiro. In terms of revenue, the firm ranked 186th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 with gross revenue of $107,500,000 in 2010. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size and prior to the acquisition,Fisher & Phillips has 217 attorneys and is the 186th largest firm in the United States. 2002 was the first year that the firm ranked on the NLJ 250 and reappears on the 2006 ranking after falling off in 2005. The firm has over twenty offices in the United States, including Chicago, Las Vegas, New Orleans, and San Diego. An employment and labor firm, Fisher & Phillips' attorneys practice in the areas of employee discrimination and harassment, labor relations, wage and hour law, global immigration, mergers and acquisitions, and downsizing.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 171 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 166 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 172 -172 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 135 -3 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

The Churn: A Dechert Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

A high-powered litigator leaves Dechert, more departures from Bingham McCutchen and a rare outside hire by Wachtell Lipton in our latest look at lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move: Esquire Deposition Captures Stadler As Its New GC

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 22, 2014

Avi Stadler has traded a position as a big-firm litigator to become the general counsel for Esquire Deposition Solutions, a national court-reporting company based in Atlanta.

Meet the GC: George A. Villasana of Asbury Automotive Group

Mary Welch : Daily Report : January 08, 2014

George A. Villasana serves as vice president, general counsel and secretary of Asbury Automotive Group, an automotive retailer with 2013 revenue of $5.3 billion and approximately 7,000 employees.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Labor Law: Back to an Uncertain Future

Rebekah Mintzer : Texas Lawyer : January 07, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in impacts NLRB decisions issued over 18 months.

A Significant Attack on the NCAA's Principle of Amateurism

J. Freedley Hunsicker Jr. : The Legal Intelligencer : January 30, 2014

The bedrock principle of intercollegiate athletics is amateurism. The games are played by students who play for the love of the game and not for money. The principle is under attack by those who want the students to be paid as professional athletes are paid. The attack is from a number of flanks.

NLRB Decision Sends Labor Law Back to an Uncertain Future

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 27, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning impacts NLRB decisions issued over 18 months.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 23, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Pro Bono Partnership Hosts 'Smorgasbono'

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 19, 2014

Volunteer attorneys from law firms and corporations participated in the Pro Bono Partnership's third "Smorgasbono" program, advising nonprofit clients on a variety of legal subjects.

Disciplinary Moves: Dicey If the Worker Complains First

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 17, 2014

How can you avoid a messy flare-up when a worker misbehaves? Document, document, document.

Beating the Workplace-Risk Heat This Summer

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 12, 2014

In the summertime, the heat is on in-house counsel and their colleagues in human resources.

3 Reasons Your Company Needs an Employee Handbook

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 11, 2014

It's a good thing to set the ground rules early on. And it may prevent trouble further along in the relationship.

On the Move: Former Nurse Leaves K&S to Launch Litigation Consultancy

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 11, 2014

Dawn Jones has left King & Spalding to launch a consultancy that uses her background in nursing and litigation to assist other lawyers, from assessing cases through taking them to trial.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

People in the News - June 2, 2014 - Fisher & Phillips to Host Breakfast Series

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 02, 2014

Fisher & Phillips is set to host a breakfast series, Sunrise Solutions, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Cira Centre in Philadelphia.

Superior Court Rejects Exception to Consideration for Noncompetes

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2014

In a decision that garnered very different reactions from several employment lawyers, the Pennsylvania Superior Court has ruled in a case of first impression that the Uniform Written Obligations Act does not relieve employers of the requirement to give employees valuable consideration in exchange for signing noncompete agreements.

The Churn: Kirkland Adds Two, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis poaches from Weil and Baker Botts, a White House rejoins Latham and more new hires across The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 19, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

People in the News - May 16, 2014 - Neal Troum Joins Spector Gadon

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 16, 2014

The following is a portion of a list of pro bono volunteers who assisted the Homeless Advocacy Project in 2013:

Waiter, Acting Alone, Engaged in 'Concerted Activity'

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 13, 2014

An administrative law judge said that although a fired employee filed the class action, it involved the rights of other employees.

Northwestern Football Players' Unionization Remains Long Shot

J. Freedley Hunsicker Jr. : The Legal Intelligencer : January 05, 2014

Those eligible Northwestern University student football players who receive athletic scholarships have cast their ballots in an April 25 election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board to determine whether they wished to be represented by a union known as College Athletes Players Association. The "walk-on" members of the team, who are not on scholarship, were not permitted to vote.

The EEOC's Frontal Assault on Severance Agreements

Paul Burmeister : Corporate Counsel : January 30, 2014

Employers routinely offer departing employees separation agreements, which would appear to be the very definition of a win-win proposition.

People in the News - April 29, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 29, 2014

The following is a list of pro bono volunteers who assisted the Philadelphia Landlord/Tenant Legal Help Center in 2013:

Local Am Law Firms See Positive Signs

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 28, 2014

Despite the flat demand for legal services, Atlanta's largest firms fared pretty well last year.

Week of April 28

: Texas Lawyer : January 28, 2014

Katherine Bandy Weber has joined Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker in Dallas as of counsel. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

A Deeper Look at Atlanta-Based Firms

: Daily Report : January 28, 2014

Our staff is tasked with vetting the numbers of the 12 highest grossing firms based in Atlanta, plus Birmingham, Ala.-based Burr & Forman for consideration in the Am Law 100 and 200 rankings of the nation's richest law firms. The national rankings will be published in May, but we invite readers to read the deeper analyses behind local firms' numbers.

Let's Talk About Pay Equality in the Workplace

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 10, 2014

With Congress stuck in an apparent state of stasis on initiatives for gender pay equality, what's President Barack Obama to do?

Atlanta Firm Opens in Phila. With Four From Spector Gadon

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 09, 2014

Atlanta-based litigation firm Freeman Mathis & Gary has opened in Philadelphia with the addition of four labor and employment attorneys from Spector Gadon & Rosen and one from litigation boutique Green, Silverstein & Groff.

People in the News - April 2, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 02, 2014

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young partner Danielle Banks presented, "Church Members in Conflict: Limitations on Civil Court Jurisdiction," at the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges' mid-annual meeting in Philadelphia.

The World on a String

Bill Wright and Celia Joseph : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Lawyers confront the challenges of managing global workforces.

Fisher & Phillips Continues Steady Growth

Greg Land : Daily Report : January 28, 2014

Despite what managing partner Roger Quillen described as continuing downward pressure on billing rates, Fisher & Phillips saw its revenue climb by 4.5 percent in 2013, to $139.5 million

Northwestern Players Score Big in Unionization Contest

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 28, 2014

The Northwestern University Wildcats scored an important victory with the National Labor Relations Board in their drive toward scoring full union recognition for players.

Labor Lawyers Predict NLRB Fumble on Football Decision

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Labor lawyers are skeptical that a decision by a National Labor Relations Board official in Chicago giving football players at Northwestern University a green light to unionize would survive judicial scrutiny.

Labor Lawyers Predict NLRB Fumble on Football Decision

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Labor lawyers are skeptical that a decision by a National Labor Relations Board official in Chicago giving football players at Northwestern University a green light to unionize would survive judicial scrutiny.

Developing a Legal Strategy for Global Workforces

Bill Wright and Celia Joseph : Corporate Counsel : January 21, 2014

Corporate counsel have an enormous responsibility to navigate complicated and often voluminous international legislation.

Doing Business in Russia? Be Careful, Stay Compliant

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 19, 2014

The situation between Russia and the Ukraine is not only an international political crisis, but also an evolving business crisis for many companies.

ON THE MOVE: New Faces at Nelson Mullins, Bloom Sugarman

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 19, 2014

Charles Huddleston has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough as of counsel. He was a shareholder at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz until going solo in August.

Newsmakers: Week of March 17

: Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

Santiago "Jimmy" Alaniz, a partner in Fisher & Phillips in San Antonio, has been named a 2014 fellow in the mentoring program sponsored by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 17, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Hospitality Industry to Get Unwelcome Legal Visitors

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 12, 2014

Interns, increased minimum wage, employee checks and other issues are on the table this year.

EEOC Offers New Religious Dress and Grooming Guidance

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 12, 2014

"Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities" clarifies how employers should respond to requests for accommodation and avoid religious discrimination.

The Churn: Akin, Simpson Add Houston Partners, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

Akin picks up Baker & McKenzie's former North America oil and gas chair and Simpson hires an M&A partner from Baker Botts, both in Houston; Reed Smith welcomes two regulatory partners, in Chicago and Washington, D.C.; and K&L Gates lands new partners in Milan and Washington, D.C.

And If the List Were Longer ... Top Lateral Runners-Up

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

There was no shortage of notable lateral moves in 2013 and, as usual, there were too many to put them all on the shortlist.

Think Before Taking Drug-Testing Policies Abroad

Isobel Markham : Corporate Counsel : January 21, 2014

In some countries, random drug tests are an invasion of privacy. And in some places, certain substances are legal.

Fast Food Liability: Would You Like Lawsuits With That?

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 21, 2014

Fast food and restaurant chains may have to worry about more than just wage and hour provisions in the Fair Labor Standards Act.

People in the News - February 20, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2014

Archer & Greiner, in partnership with the Garden State Bar Association, is set to host a CLE seminar addressing diversity in the legal system.

How to Make Sure OSHA's OK With Your Distribution Hub

Isobel Markham : Corporate Counsel : January 19, 2014

As these become the nexus of online selling, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration takes a closer look at the warehouse.

Special Report: Health Care Law

Mary Hladky : Daily Business Review : January 19, 2014

With an Affordable Care Act mandate that large employers provide coverage for their employees or pay penalties due to take effect next year, health care providers and employers of all stripes are seeking legal advice on many fronts.

Special Report: Your Skills

Pam Smith : The Recorder : January 14, 2014

Your Skills: Becoming an Employment Litigator--A View From the Defense Side

Tim Murphy : The Recorder : January 14, 2014

The first step in becoming a successful employment defense lawyer is to forget most of what you have already learned about strategy and tactics for other areas of law, writes Fisher & Phillips' Tim Murphy.

Ex-Employee Stole Secrets? Better Be Able to Prove It

Isobel Markham : Corporate Counsel : January 13, 2014

Vague notions of trade secret theft won't cut it, ruled a Florida federal court.

HIPAA's Got a Brand-New Risk Assessment

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 12, 2014

New rules have replaced the old guidelines for determining whether the health privacy law has been violated.

NLRB Revives Union Election Ideas in Proposed Rules

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 10, 2014

Now that the National Labor Relations Board has a full set of members, the so-called ambush or quickie union election rule is back.

Think Before You Fire for Facebook Chatter

Isobel Markham : Corporate Counsel : January 07, 2014

As tempted as you might be to immediately fire an employee who has been badmouthing you or your company on Facebook, it might pay to pause.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Andrea Barach joins Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz's business department as partner in the Nashville office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

College Football Players Kick Off Unionization Drive

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 30, 2014

It's unclear whether the unionization play by the Northwestern University Wildcats will make it to the end zone.