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Roger K. Quillen

Chairman & Managing Partner, Atlanta
Atlanta
t: 404.240.4241
f: 404.240.4249

Overview

Roger Quillen is the full-time Chairman and Managing Partner of Fisher Phillips. He is effectively the CEO of an organization with 350 attorneys and an additional support staff of more than 300 people. Roger has continuously led the firm for 15 years. The firm has tripled in size under Roger’s leadership and is consistently recognized as one of the country’s elite labor and employment law firms. Fisher Phillips has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report - Best Lawyers as the “Law Firm of the Year” for Labor and Employment Litigation in 2015 and as the “Law Firm of the Year” for Labor Law – Management for 2016.

The firm has implemented many innovations, including the development of the award-winning Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Leave Calculator App that has been widely praised in the media. Roger has emphasized client service and personally visits 15 clients a year, to hear first-hand about how the firm is performing and to learn if the clients need anything. Roger also helped to develop internal programs to ensure that attorneys and staff across the firm deliver first-rate services to all of the firm’s clients.

His practice involved litigation covering a wide range of employment discrimination issues, employee welfare benefit plans, the Railway Labor Act and issues arising before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). His special emphasis was in federal appellate litigation. Roger has argued cases in most of the federal courts of appeals, with subject matter ranging from review of NLRB decisions to class actions arising from changes in retiree health insurance plans.

Roger is “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has received repeat recognition by the various lawyer rating services. He has been named one of “The Nation’s 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” by Human Resources Executive Magazine every year since 2009.

Experience

Reported Cases

  • Mathews Readymix, Inc. v. NLRB, 165 F.3d 74 (D.C. Cir. 1999) 
  • Horsehead Resource Development Co. v. NLRB, 154 F.3d 328 (6th Cir. 1998)
  • Andrade v. Saturn Corp., 120 F.3d 275 (11th Cir. 1997)
  • Bidlack v. Wheelabrator Corp., 993 F.2d 603 (7th Cir. 1993)
  • Colquest Energy, Inc. v. NLRB, 965 F.2d 116 (6th Cir. 1992)

Honors & Leadership

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Member, American Employment Law Council
  • Member, Georgia State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Member, Best Lawyers Advisory Board

Community Activities

  • Member, Board of Directors, Midtown Alliance
  • Member, Agnes Scott College Board of Visitors
  • Member, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
  • Member, Emory University Board of Visitors (2003-2006)
  • Chairman of Administrative Board, Decatur First United Methodist Church (2006)

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