Fisher Phillips Elects Four New Partners
ATLANTA, GA (January 4, 2016) – Fisher Phillips announced that four attorneys have been elected to partner. The new partners are based in four different offices around the country and their promotions were effective January 1, 2016.
Fisher Phillips Chairman and Managing Partner Roger Quillen said: “Our clients already benefit from the superb knowledge, experience and service these new partners bring to their work every day. Each has a focus and a commitment that helps clients maneuver through the complex issues involved with workplace legal issues.”
Janet A. Hendrick in Dallas, Texas, focuses her practice on employment litigation for national and regional employers of all sizes in industries including manufacturing, retail, healthcare, finance, consulting, and hospitality, in administrative, state, and federal court actions. Hendrick represents clients in all areas of litigation under state and federal fair employment practice statutes. She has successfully represented clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including arbitration and mediation, as well as in defending non-subscribing employers against injury claims brought by employees. Hendrick also routinely advises clients on all aspects of employment and employee relations law, such as wage and hour law issues, leave under the FMLA and ADA, accommodation under the ADA and Title VII, employment contracts, separation agreements, covenants not to compete, reductions in force, policies and best practices, investigation of employee complaints, and employee injury claims. Hendrick also counsels employers on issues under the National Labor Relations Act and represents employers in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. She is a member of the Labor and Employment Law sections of both the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association. Hendrick received her law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law.
Kevin E. Hess in Columbus, Ohio, focuses on workplace health and safety, counseling employers on compliance with employment-related laws. He defends clients against discrimination charges in state and federal courts, directs clients through agency audits and counsels regularly on policy issues including termination and accommodation. Hess represents companies in the manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, construction, retail and services industries on matters involving public policy torts, occupational disease, disability claims, wrongful discharge, OSHA citations and compliance, retaliation, grievances, unfair labor practice charges, and regulatory compliance. He has extensive administrative experience advocating before the Ohio Industrial Commission and Bureau of Workers’ Compensation on a variety of matters such as general claims, medical reimbursement, self-insurance, rate assessments and coverage. He was selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Stars. Hess received his law degree from the University of Dayton.
Reyburn W. Lominack in Columbia, South Carolina, is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a Specialist in Employment and Labor Law. He represents employers of all sizes in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as administrative tribunals. He regularly advises clients on day-to-day employment issues arising under a variety of statutes. Lominack assists employers with traditional labor matters, including union avoidance campaigns, unfair labor practice charges, grievance arbitrations, and collective bargaining negotiations. He represents employers in industries such as sales, financial services, and insurance on both the plaintiff and defense side in employee defection matters, including lawsuits involving non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and state trade secret and unfair trade practice statutes. He is a contributing editor for The Developing Labor Law and Employment at Will treatises, published by the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, as well as the South Carolina Employment Law Reference Guide, published by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. He was selected to be one of Greater Columbia Business Monthly's Legal Elites of the Midlands in 2015. He earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Robert Neale is an immigration attorney in the Seattle, Washington, office. Neale joined Fisher Phillips after spending eight years as in-house counsel at Microsoft Corporation on the Global Migration team. At Microsoft he won multiple accolades including the Gold Star and TEAM awards for his excellent service advising stakeholders on U.S. business immigration needs. Earlier in his career, Neale served as managing attorney in northern California for a prominent international immigration firm, leading large to small corporate client accounts on strategy and internal immigration policies. He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and continues to advocate for immigrant justice through his pro-bono work in the community. Neale earned his law degree from the University of Oregon’s School of Law and is licensed to practice in both Oregon and Washington.