Fisher Phillips Announces New Office and Practice Group Leadership
ATLANTA (October 1, 2020) – Fisher Phillips, one of the country’s preeminent labor and employment law firms representing employers, announces several recent changes to the firm’s office and practice group leadership, effective today. They include:
- Jennifer Sandberg becomes regional managing partner of the Atlanta office, while Terri Stewart assumes Sandberg’s prior role as the office’s second-in-command. Sandberg joined Fisher Phillips as a summer associate and has been with the firm ever since. A large portion of her practice is devoted to conducting legal compliance audits of human resource functions, procedures and policies, and providing triaged approaches to audit findings. Sandberg also advises government contractor employers with affirmative action obligations and manages Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs audits.
- Cheryl Pinarchick, co-chair of Fisher Phillips’ Pay Equity practice, becomes regional managing partner of the Boston She has a multi-faceted practice that includes extensive experience handling all aspects of employment litigation, including individual discrimination claims, restrictive covenant litigation and wage and hour class and collective actions. She routinely counsels U.S. and foreign-based companies on compliance issues and litigation avoidance. Pinarchick also dedicates significant time to the legal issues surrounding pay equality, state pay equity legislation and litigation.
- Myra Creighton (Atlanta) and Megan Winter (San Diego) become founding co-chairs of the firm’s Employee Leaves and Accommodations practice. With the multitude of new paid sick leave laws sprouting up across the country amid the pandemic, and states, cities, and counties adding to the patchwork of varying leave obligations on a seemingly daily basis coupled with employees requesting accommodations, employers need guidance in this area now more than ever. Compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act – not to mention countless state and local laws – is of vital importance to employers. Under Creighton’s and Winter’s leadership, the group develops policies, consults on compliance matters, and defends litigation in matters involving any of the wide spectrum of leave and accommodation issues that are a constant source of consternation for employers.
- Shanon Stevenson becomes chair of Fisher Phillips’ Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee, the firm’s internal team charged with providing the framework for promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives and career success across the firm’s 36 offices. Stevenson is a partner in Atlanta and is co-chair of the firm’s Global Immigration practice. Her practice is focused on advising clients on a broad range of immigration areas, including current immigration legislation, handling nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applications, outbound visas and advising employers on I-9 compliance.
“Each of these attorneys are highly respected by colleagues and clients alike, and they will play key roles in continuing Fisher Phillips’ growing position as the go-to law firm in the U.S. for employers,” said Roger Quillen, Chairman and Managing Partner of Fisher Phillips. “Today’s announcement also reinforces our commitment to furthering diversity across all ranks. Among our practice group and industry teams, over 70% are chaired or co-chaired by women and we now have six offices led by women. We are proud of each of our new leaders and their accomplishments and congratulate them on these new positions.”