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Roger K. Quillen

Chairman & Managing Partner, Atlanta
Atlanta
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Overview

Roger Quillen is the full-time Chairman and Managing Partner of Fisher Phillips. He is effectively the Chairman of the Board and CEO of an organization with 450+ attorneys and an additional support staff of 400 people. Roger has led his firm continuously for 20+ years, during which time the firm has quadrupled in size and is consistently recognized as one of the country’s elite labor and employment law firms. Fisher Phillips has been recognized multiples times by U.S. News and World Report - Best Lawyers as the Law Firm of the Year in various Labor and Employment categories.

Under Roger's leadership, Fisher Phillips has implemented many innovations, including most recently its universally recognized and widely visited COVID-19 Employer Resource Center. Roger has always emphasized client service and in normal times personally visits 10 clients a year to hear first-hand how the firm is performing and how to do better. Roger has also encouraged the development of internal programs to ensure that attorneys and staff across the firm deliver first-rate services to all of the firm’s clients.

As an active lawyer, Roger litigated 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 practice focused on 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

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America (2011 – 2021)
  • “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named one of “The Nation’s 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” by Human Resources Executive Magazine since 2009

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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