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Fisher Phillips Opens Denver Office

Two Prominent Denver Attorneys Join National Labor & Employment Law Firm
1.18.08

ATLANTA & DENVER (January 18, 2008) - Fisher Phillips announces its expansion into Denver with the opening of a new office to be led by Partners Todd A. Fredrickson and Darin L. Mackender. Fredrickson and Mackender will join Fisher Phillips from Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti P.C. The effective date for their move is January 22, 2008. The two partners are joined by Associate Danielle S. Urban who is transferring from the Fisher Phillips office in Tampa.

Fisher Phillips Chairman Roger Quillen said, "We have wanted to expand into Denver for some time, but wanted to ensure we started out with the right attorneys. Todd and Darin are two of the most successful labor and employment attorneys in Colorado and they are the perfect complement to one of the nation's best group of labor and employment attorneys. Their addition to Fisher Phillips allows us to immediately start operations in Denver at the highest level."

Mr. Fredrickson said, "The move to Fisher Phillips allows us to be part of a firm with a single-minded focus on labor and employment law. Our current clients will benefit from the deep bench that the firm offers in all areas of the increasingly complex arena of labor and employment law."

Mr. Fredrickson will be the managing partner of the new Fisher Phillips' Denver office. He is one of a select group of Denver attorneys practicing traditional labor law. He represents companies in union campaigns, contract negotiations, grievance and arbitration, and unfair labor practice charges. Mr. Fredrickson also represents employers in matters arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and other federal and state employment laws. He represents employers in federal and state court and administrative proceedings. He also counsels clients on a wide array of labor and employment related matters to help them avoid litigation. He earned his law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado.

Mr. Mackender represents employers before federal and state courts and agencies in a wide array of labor and employment matters, and counsels management on day-to-day employment decisions and the prevention of workplace disputes. Mr. Mackender also practices traditional labor law, representing management in union campaigns and unfair labor practice charges. He has extensive experience handling appeals involving labor and employment issues, including discrimination and harassment, interpretation of the National Labor Relations Act, and ERISA preemption. He earned his law degree with High Distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Ms. Urban returns to Colorado, where she graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law. Currently in the Tampa office of Fisher Phillips, Ms. Urban's practice involves representation of employers in wrongful termination, employment discrimination and harassment, Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, covenants not to compete, breach of employment agreements, and other employment disputes before courts and administrative agencies. She provides training and advice to employers regarding various employment matters. Prior to law school, Ms. Urban worked for the Health Care Financing Administration (now CMS) overseeing Medicare managed care plans.

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