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Fisher & Phillips LLP

  • Designation: Minneapolis
  • Head Count: 237
  • Gross Revenues: $121,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $515,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $480,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 7

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 200 179 7 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 174 12 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 200 -17 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 132 9 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

People in the News - January 28, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 28, 2014

On Wednesday, Flaster Greenberg shareholders Kevin Greenberg and Bill Skinner are set to discuss recent changes to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct.

OSHA's Proposed Database Draws Fire

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

A federal government proposal to make workplace illness and injury records public amounts to "regulation by shaming," say employers, who have tapped top lawyers to derail the controversial initiative by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

41 Peachtree Races... and Counting

Laura Raines | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : January 24, 2014

The Energizer Bunny has nothing on Tex McIver. He moved to Atlanta in late 1972 to join management-side employment boutique Fisher & Phillips. In 1973, he ran his first Peachtree Road Race. Four decades later, he's still at it, with no plans to stop.

Ignorance Isn't Bliss When It Comes to Social Media

Gregory D. Hanscom and Christina Michael : The Legal Intelligencer : January 21, 2014

The use of social media has exploded over the past five years. A large number of lawyers have jumped on the proverbial social media bandwagon and are using these websites both as highly effective marketing tools and as a way to stay connected with friends, family, colleagues and others. The use of social media among young lawyers is particularly prevalent, because many of us have been active participants on these websites since their infancy—starting from the days when you needed a ".edu" email address to register for Facebook.

Week of January 20

: Texas Lawyer : January 20, 2014

Holly E. Engelmann and Kevin Kneupper have been promoted to principals in McKool Smith in Dallas and Austin, respectively. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

3 Tips for Preventing Wage and Hour Lawsuits

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 17, 2014

Last year saw a rise in these labor and employment suits. Here's how you can help prevent a repeat performance.

The Churn: Hogan Lovells Launches in Sao Paulo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

Hogan Lovells opens its second Brazilian office with a lateral hire from Clifford Chance; Holland & Knight and Littler both beef up in Portland, and Pryor Cashman adds a prominent sports attorney and agent.

Michael Lucas Succeeds Tamara Caldas at AVLF

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 15, 2014

Michael Lucas is the new deputy director of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, succeeding Tamara Caldas, who left the legal nonprofit in October to become Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton's pro bono partner.

No Need to Hang That NLRB Employee Rights Poster

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 07, 2014

Employers who are redecorating the office should know that they won't be needing to hang a poster of the National Labor Relations Board's Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act on the wall.

You Can Say That Again

: The National Law Journal : January 30, 2013

Our review of some of the more remarkable comments uttered by newsmakers during the year.

Midsized Firms Saw Group Laterals, Leadership Changes

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2013

Whether they were gaining or losing groups of lawyers, undergoing leadership transitions, splitting up or merging, midsized firms across Pennsylvania experienced a number of significant changes in 2013.

Your Skills: Planting the Seeds for Success

Greg Mitchell : The Recorder : January 13, 2013

Your Skills: Associates' Guide to the Law Firm

Alice Wang : The Recorder : January 13, 2013

Hard work and client service are among the traits new lawyers should embrace, advises Alice Wang of Fisher & Philips.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 09, 2013

Abbie Maliniak joins Davis Wright Tremaine's health care practice as of counsel to the Los Angeles office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

2 Firms Take on New Marketing Officers

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 04, 2013

Burr & Forman has hired Susan Longo as its new chief marketing officer, replacing Erin Meszaros, who has moved to Sutherland Asbill & Brennan as its chief business development and marketing officer.

Rethinking Harassment

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013

A circuit court decision may mean that companies need to expand policies.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2013

The cochair of Jenner & Block's content, media and entertainment practice takes an in-house job with the Motion Picture Association of America; Crowell & Moring adds five attorneys in New York; and Greenberg Traurig woos a lawyer from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. .

Fisher & Phillips Names Woman Managing Partner For Fort Lauderdale Office

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 13, 2013

Suzanne Bogdan, who has been with Fisher & Phillips since 1994, is the second woman to be named a South Florida managing partner in the last month.

Miami Dolphins Facing Hostile Work Environment Issues

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 08, 2013

Corporate America has been watching the Miami Dolphins suffer publicly through a charge of harassment creating a hostile work environment. Now the National Football League has hired a noted white-collar defense attorney to investigate the allegations in Miami.

Office Space Market Tightens

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 30, 2013

It's been a tenants' market for Class A office space since the recession but the market is starting to tighten up, according to a report on national law firm office space from real estate brokerage Jones Lang LaSalle.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn and Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2013

Patton Boggs creates a public finance practice with four hires from Edwards Wildman & Palmer; Arnold & Porter loses a partner to Bingham McCutchen; and Fisher & Phillips hires four attorneys from a shuttering firm in Denver. .