Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm, announces that partners Roger Quillen, Charles Caulkins and Jeff Weintraub have been selected by Human Resource Executive magazine as members of the “Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” in the United States.
The magazine selected Roger, who is Chairman and Managing Partner of Fisher Phillips, and Charles, a partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office to its “Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” list, while Jeff was selected to the magazine’s Hall of Fame list of the nation’s most powerful employment attorneys.
Human Resource Executive magazine compiled the lists of influential employment attorneys on the basis of curriculum-vitae analyses, evaluations by clients and peers, and reporting by the staff of Lawdragon, a Los Angeles-based news and networking site for lawyers and clients.
Roger, who has been named to the list each year since 2009, joined Fisher Phillips in 1980 and has served on the firm’s management committee since 1997. He has been the firm’s chairman and managing partner since 1999. Roger is effectively the CEO of the firm with over 400 attorneys and an additional support staff of more than 300 people. The firm has tripled in size under Roger’s leadership and is consistently recognized as one of the country’s top labor and employment law firms.
His legal practice involves litigation covering a wide range of employment discrimination issues, employee welfare benefit plans, the Railway Labor Act and issues arising before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). His practice focus is in federal appellate litigation. Roger has argued cases in most of the federal courts of appeals, with subject matter ranging from review of NLRB decisions to class actions arising from changes in retiree health insurance plans.
Charles, who has appeared on the list each year since 2010, represents employers nationally in labor and employment law matters. He advises employers on the development and implementation of preventive labor relations programs, including management education and training, to avoid charges and lawsuits, protect trade secrets, and resolve disputes. He regularly counsels employers on union-related matters and also handles employment-related litigation and arbitrations before state and federal courts and administrative agencies involving claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, OSHA and other statutory claims.
He also regularly advises employers on union-related matters. Charles handles employment-related litigation and arbitrations before state and federal courts and administrative agencies involving claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other statutory claims.
Jeff, who was first selected to the list in 2016, is a partner in the firm’s Memphis office. He is a trial attorney who has represented employers in numerous jury and bench trials in the private and public sectors in employment-harassment/discrimination and retaliatory discharge lawsuits alleging violations of public policies and statutes, such as the False Claims Act.
He also handles Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges, wage and hour cases, labor cases, and enforcing non-competes in all federal and state courts and agencies, various Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Additionally, Jeff provides training for employers in avoiding harassment charges and employment litigation and is a frequent speaker at employment and labor seminars around the country. For many years, he has taught the Employee Relations & Labor component in the Society for Human Resource Management’s HR Certification course in Memphis. Jeff is admitted to practice in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri.
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