Corey Goerdt Selected to Daily Report’s “On the Rise” Class of 2019
ATLANTA (June 19, 2019) – Corey Goerdt, an associate in the Atlanta office of Fisher Phillips, has been selected for inclusion in the Daily Report’s 2019 “On the Rise” class. The Daily Report’s “On the Rise” recognizes Georgia’s most promising lawyers age 40 and under who have made an impression on their colleagues, their clients and the larger legal communities in which they work. Corey is one of 14 lawyers across the state selected for this honor.
At Fisher Phillips, Corey advises clients on and litigates disputes involving the hiring and defection of high-level employees. This includes the drafting and negotiation of restrictive covenants, as well as defending employers in contract enforcement and interpretation, trade secret protection, employee poaching, the duty of loyalty, and computer protection laws. He also helps employers in the hospitality industry and beyond navigate the complexities of wage and hour laws and has experience litigating these and many other disputes in state and federal courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution venues like mediation and arbitration.
In addition to his legal work, Corey spearheads the pro bono initiatives in the firm’s Atlanta office. He serves as the firm’s coordinator for the Atlanta Council for Younger Lawyers’ Associates Campaign, an annual grass-roots campaign sponsored by associates at Atlanta-area law firms to promote pro bono awareness and participation, which has raised over $500,000 for Atlanta pro bono legal services. Corey also serves on the advisory committee at the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta and provides pro bono legal services to the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s Domestic Violence Clinic.
In his profile, Corey says: “Employment lawyer wasn’t exactly at the top of my career list as a kid. After working for years in politics and the service industry, I developed a passion for building community and rewarding, meaningful places to work. As an employment lawyer, I get to follow those passions. I help my clients grow their business by fostering collaborative and respectful workplaces, safely recruiting talented employees and executives and making sure former employees don’t exploit my clients’ key information and relationships. I’m also lucky to be at a firm that supports my passion for building community by providing pro bono representation to underserved individuals and nonprofits through organizations like the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta and the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.”