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Fisher & Phillips LLP

  • Designation: Atlanta
  • Head Count: 275
  • Gross Revenues: $148,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $540,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $515,000
  • Year Over Year Change: N/A

Fisher & Phillips is an Atlanta-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Fisher & Phillips has 275 attorneys and is the 161st largest firm in the United States.  With $148,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 169th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NV, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 169 2 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

EEOC Wants to Collect Pay Data to Beat Discrimination

Stephanie Forshee : Corporate Counsel : February 01, 2016

Aiming to combat pay discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission proposed Friday a revision to the Employer Information Report, or the EEO-1, requiring employers with more than 100 employees to collect and disclose pay data.

Survey of Women Finds Rampant Sexism in Tech. Can It Be Fixed?

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 12, 2016

Ellen Pao may have lost her gender discrimination case, but she did succeed in triggering a national conversation about women's treatment in the workplace, especially in the technology sector. On Monday, a group of Silicon Valley bigwigs released a survey that backs up Pao's claims and employment lawyers say that companies need to be taking firm stands against this sort of discrimination.

People in the News—Jan. 8, 2016—Burk joins Capehart Scatchard

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 08, 2016

Maura Burk joined Capehart Scatchard's workers' compensation department in its Mount Laurel, New Jersey, office.

Newsmakers: Who Moved Where to Start the New Year?

: Texas Lawyer : January 07, 2016

Patrice B. Childress has been elected a partner in Beck Redden in Houston. She represents a diverse set of clients in the energy, legal, business and real estate sections.

Why 2016 May Be a Rough Year for Litigation

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : January 03, 2016

For litigators, 2016 may be less than happy, according to big-picture forecasts from legal consultants. But at the practice-specific level, lawyers are focused on more tangible shifts and trends.

The 5 Big Labor and Employment Stories of 2015

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : December 28, 2015

Busy federal agencies and a plaintiffs bar active on the employment front made 2015 an eventful year in this space. Here are five highlights.

K&L Gates Adds Two Before Year's End, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 28, 2015

More partner movement at K&L Gates before year's end; DLA Piper closes its Tampa office; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton brings back a former partner from IMG College; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Minimum Wage Changes Could Have Maximum Impact on Pay Scales

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : December 23, 2015

The debate about raising the federal minimum wage—currently set at $7.25 an hour unless federal contractors are involved—continues to be divisive and politically charged. With little evidence that the national minimum wage will increase anytime soon, many states and municipalities have taken matters into their own hands.

Fisher & Phillips Teaches Associates ABCs of Building a Book and Making Partner

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : December 23, 2015

Fisher & Phillips' Atlanta managing partner, Bert Brannen, realized during the year-end review period five years ago that his office's most promising midlevel associates were at risk of not making partner—even though they were doing great work and billing the hours—because they didn't have any business of their own.

California's New Fair Pay Act Could Make Waves Elsewhere

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : December 21, 2015

Lawmakers in California can generally be counted on to make some of the nation's toughest employment laws. This continues to be the case with the new law to increase gender equity in pay.

Thompson & Horton to Kick Off 2016 With New Dallas Office

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : December 17, 2015

The school law/public law boutique will add a third office in Texas on Jan. 1, 2016 with four lateral hires.

Chicago Cops Lose Case on Smartphone Overtime

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : December 14, 2015

The Chicago Police Department has gotten a bad rap lately over excessive use of force. But it has also faced another problem that is rather less than life or death: a lawsuit from officers who believe the city is shortchanging them on overtime for work they do on their smartphones after hours.

Nurse Collects $500,000 After Employer Violated Family Leave Law

By MEGAN SPICER : The Connecticut Law Tribune : December 02, 2015

A nurse has been awarded more than $500,000 after a federal court jury found that her former employee violated the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Another Year of More Whistleblower Cases for OSHA

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : November 30, 2015

Blowing the whistle on a company can be very intimidating, but that hasn't stopped plenty of workers from taking complaints to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Health and Safety Administration.

Brownstein Hyatt Bags Phoenix Office, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2015

After a series of departures and an inability to find traction in the desert, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has shuttered its Phoenix office; Gibson Dunn grabs two new hires; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

25 Firms in Atlanta Achieve Perfect Score on LGBT Equality Ranking

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 24, 2015

Newsmakers: Week of November 23

: Texas Lawyer : November 20, 2015

Allison Carroll has joined Cantey Hanger in Fort Worth as an associate.

Circuit Court Backs NLRB on Social Media Conduct, Voids Handbook Provision

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : November 09, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board has handed down numerous decisions over the past few years, ruling that what may appear to be bad behavior by employees actually is protected concerted activity under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act. Usually the board gets the last word, but one case made it to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Newsmakers: Week of November 9

: Texas Lawyer : November 06, 2015

James E. Smith has joined Schirrmeister Diaz-Arrastia Brem in Houston as senior counsel.

Columbia Grad Students Lose Union Battle, May Win War

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : November 02, 2015

The debate over college athletes unionizing may have obscured discussion about another group on campus likely to make it to the bargaining table—graduate students.

GC Mid-Atlantic Events

: The Legal Intelligencer : October 13, 2015

The Association for Corporate Counsel is set to host an informal roundtable luncheon dealing with information technology, e-commerce and privacy issues on Oct. 15 from at 333 Belrose Bar & Grill, 333 Belrose Lane, Wayne, Pennsylvania. The roundtable, which does not offer CLE credit, will be led by Fisher & Phillips attorneys Risa Boerner and Heather Steele. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. Contact Chris Stewart at 215-295-0729 or

Urban Outfitters Extends an Unfashionable Invitation to Employees

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : October 13, 2015

The Philadelphia-based company found itself facing an uproar when a leaked memo asking workers to come in on weekends and "volunteer" at an Urban Outfitters warehouse was obtained by Gawker.

Newsmakers: Week of October 12

: Texas Lawyer : October 09, 2015

Dara Hegar has been named managing attorney of The Lanier Law Firm. She will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating litigation efforts in the firm's Houston, Los Angeles and New York offices.

GC Compensation

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 22, 2015

Articles on General Counsel across the board, from the rise of compensation to the SEC's rulemaking mandates on compensation.

Students Persuade 11th Circuit to Revive Inmate's Lawsuit

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : September 21, 2015

A team of University of Georgia law students has persuaded a federal appeals court panel to reinstate a lawsuit brought by a Georgia prisoner.

Newsmakers: Week of September 21

: Texas Lawyer : September 18, 2015

Esmeralda Tinajero has joined the Dallas office of Winstead as an associate in the firm's real estate development and investment practice.

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: Daily Report : September 16, 2015

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IP Shops See Partners Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 15, 2015

Finnegan Henderson and Kenyon & Kenyon, two top IP-focused firms, see partners peel away on both coasts; Gibson Dunn grows in London; Morgan Lewis adds an Islamic finance expert; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Paid Sick Leave Order? Add It to the List of In-House Concerns

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : September 10, 2015

The president celebrated Labor Day on Monday by unveiling a new order requiring paid sick leave for employees working under federal contracts.

Newsmakers: Week of September 7

: Texas Lawyer : September 07, 2015

Quentin Brogdon has joined Crain Lewis Brogdon in Dallas as a partner. He represents plaintiffs in catastrophic personal injury litigation.