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Fisher Phillips Elects Four New Partners

Labor and Employment Attorneys Represent Various Regions

ATLANTA, GA (January 4, 2010) - Fisher Phillips has announced the election to partner of four attorneys. The promotions to partner were effective January 1, 2010.

Fisher Phillips Managing Partner and Chairman Roger Quillen said, "Our firm and our clients are fortunate that we are able to promote to partner such experienced attorneys. Each new partner has a successful practice and each brings particular expertise to the ever increasingly complex field of labor and employment law. We are honored that these four attorneys have joined our partnership."

Todd B. Logsdon is a partner in the Louisville office. In his practice he has a particular emphasis on discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act and Occupational Safety and Health Administration issues. Logsdon's practice includes the defense of employment-related claims before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, as well as counseling and training clients on compliance issues and litigation avoidance. He also conducts OSHA compliance audits and provides OSHA compliance advice to clients. He earned his J.D. cum laude from the University of Louisville School of Law in 2000. He earned a Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health Management from Murray State University in 1993. He earned a B.S. in 1991 from Murray State. Logsdon is admitted to the Bars in Kentucky and Indiana.

Rafael G. Nendel-Flores is a partner in the Irvine office. He focuses his practice on defending employers in complex litigation matters such as wage-hour class actions, unemployment insurance tax controversies, multi-plaintiff/multi-defendant actions and appellate litigation. He has significant experience representing employers before federal and state administrative agencies such as the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. Nendel-Flores also provides employers with preventive counseling regarding day-to-day employment matters. He earned his J.D. with honors in 2002 from The George Washington University Law School. While in law school, he was Articles Editor of The George Washington Law Review and a Dean's Fellow. He earned his B.A. from Stanford University in 1998, graduating in three years.

Joel W. Rice is a partner in the Chicago office. He has handled a wide range of employment-related litigation matters before administrative agencies and in the federal and state trial and appellate courts. Among other matters, Rice has handled the defense of unlawful discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour lawsuits, state law employment claims arising under tort and contract law, as well as unfair competition and trade secret matters. He has substantial appellate, class action, and complex litigation experience. Rice also counsels clients concerning equal employment opportunity, wage and hour, and non-compete/trade secret issues. He has tried matters before administrative agencies and in the state and federal courts. He is a member of the trial bar for the Northern District of Illinois. Rice earned his J.D. in 1983 from the University of Chicago Law School. He earned his B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, in 1979 from Wabash College. He is admitted to the Bars in Illinois and Ohio.

David A. Young is a partner in the Orlando office. He represents private and public sector employers in all aspects of employment and traditional labor law. Young advises clients on employment issues including: employment discrimination and retaliation, litigation avoidance, family and medical leave, wage and hour matters, military leave, privacy issues, employment policies, federal contractor compliance issues, and non-competition/non-solicitation and trade secret agreements. His practice includes defending employers in litigation before state and federal courts as well as representing employers before the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission, and other federal, state, and local administrative agencies. He earned his J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law in 2001 and in 1994 earned his B.A. from the University of Florida.

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