Fisher Phillips Adds National eDiscovery Partner, Continues Expansion in Pennsylvania
Fisher Phillips, one of the country’s preeminent labor and employment law firms representing employers, announces the addition of Wendy Hughes as the firm’s first full-time eDiscovery Partner. Wendy will be located in the firm’s Philadelphia office.
Prior to joining Fisher Phillips, Wendy was a shareholder at a regional employment law firm where she led the firm’s eDiscovery team. As a seasoned eDiscovery and litigation attorney, she assisted clients and attorneys on the full spectrum of eDiscovery issues from preservation through production, while also advising on the collection and use of computer forensic evidence. At Fisher Phillips, Wendy brings years of experience advising clients and developing eDiscovery programs, policies and procedures, as well as implementing computer forensic strategies. She enhances the firm’s eDiscovery and computer forensics capabilities and will serve as key counsel to attorneys and clients on eDiscovery issues firmwide. In addition, Wendy will develop and maintain eDiscovery knowledge and training services across the firm and help implement efficient and effective strategies for handling these issues in the context of complex litigation matters.
“Wendy is an incredible asset that we are adding to the firm’s existing team and she expands our ability to respond to the uptick in complex and sophisticated eDiscovery cases we are seeing across the country,” said Brent Cossrow, partner in the Philadelphia office and Chair of Fisher Phillips’ Electronic Discovery Committee. “Over the past year we have seen a significant increase in demand for these services, particularly in the restrictive covenants and trade secrets space, as well as workplace issues involving electronic communications. The pandemic and remote work, coupled with the ever-evolving innovation that we see in workplace technology, has ushered in new challenges for employers and an increasing demand for eDiscovery work. Our team is committed to providing the most efficient and effective strategies for our clients and Wendy will play a critical role in delivering those services.”
Wendy is frequent presenter on eDiscovery trends and serves as an instructor for an undergraduate business course offered by Penn State University’s World Campus on the topic of the Social, Legal and Ethical Environment of Business. She earned her J.D. from Temple University School of Law and her B.B.A. from Temple University.
Fisher Phillips has experienced steady growth in its Philadelphia and Pittsburgh offices. Hughes is the ninth attorney to join the firm in Pennsylvania during the past twelve months, joining shortly after the arrival of partners Brian Casal and Brian Balonick, and associate Deniz Reilly. James Glunt joined Fisher Phillips in 2020 as a partner in Pittsburgh and Raeann Burgo and Erica Wilson joined as of counsel and associate, respectively. Karen Odash and Stephanie Robin recently joined the firm’s Philadelphia office as first-year associates.
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