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Fisher Phillips Expands In Three Offices

Three highly experienced attorneys join firm

ATLANTA (June 18, 2018) –  Fisher Phillips announced today it has expanded its presence in Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, with the addition of two partners and one Of Counsel.

Joining Fisher Phillips are Partner Theresa M. Connolly in Washington, D.C., Partner Boyd Rogers in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Of Counsel Paul J. Greco in Philadelphia.

Theresa’s practice is focused on advising and counseling employers in all employment matters and defending employers in all aspects of workplace litigation, including complex trade secret misappropriation cases. She also handles matters before the National Labor Relations Board and has been repeatedly recognized by various media and legal directories for her work.

Theresa joins Fisher Phillips from Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP. She said, “Fisher Phillips offers an expanded ability to handle complex litigation. I wanted to provide this platform to the clients I serve now and in the future.”

Theresa will become the Managing Partner of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. office. She will be involved in determining a new location for the Arlington office that currently is used by a variety of attorneys who have home offices elsewhere, but are licensed in D.C.

Boyd, who also is coming from Constangy, focuses his practice on litigation prevention and defense, trade secret defense, employment law counseling, and labor relations. In addition to 10 years of private practice, Boyd was in-house counsel for Charlotte-based JELD-WEN, Inc., where he handled labor, employment, and benefits matters, and later was named VP of HR/Labor & Employee Relations, where he created and led the company’s North American human resources department.

Boyd is a trusted advisor to a wide range of employers and holds certifications as a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), and a Senior Certified HR professional (SHRM-SCP) from the Society for Human Resource Management.

Boyd was attracted to how connected Fisher Phillips is to the human resources industry. He said, “Fisher Phillips is well-known in the human resources community as a law firm that deeply understands the challenges that HR professionals meet. The attorneys are also respected for looking out for a client’s business needs and objectives.”

Theresa and Boyd work closely together. They recently successfully litigated two misappropriation of trade secrets cases in federal court, one in Virginia and the other in Pennsylvania, and are currently involved in another complex, multiparty misappropriation suit in federal court in Michigan.

Paul, the third attorney joining the firm, formerly worked at Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC, where he was Co-Chair of that firm’s Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants practice group.

His practice focuses on protecting the trade secrets, intellectual property rights, and customer relationships that are part of employment arrangements. He handles restrictive covenant disputes, trade secret litigation, computer fraud and abuse matters, and unfair competition claims.

Paul represents clients in a wide array of industries and has achieved much success in the medical devices, healthcare and financial industries. A case he handled was chosen as one of “The Top 15 Spine & Orthopedic Device News Stories of 2013” by an important industry publication. In another case, he won $1.5 million for an insurance brokerage company in a lawsuit to enforce the company’s restrictive covenants against a team of departing sales professionals.

Paul said, “My clients often are faced with high stakes cases and I wanted a national platform with experienced attorneys to help with these matters that can have dramatic impacts on organizations.”

Fisher Phillips Chairman and Managing Partner Roger Quillen said, “Attracting three powerhouse attorneys practicing in important areas of labor and employment law, all at once, is a testament to the experience, knowledge and dedication of the attorneys at Fisher Phillips who have built our nationally recognized practice. Our clients will benefit even more by the addition of three fantastic lawyers in three different parts of the country.”

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