Steve Bernstein, Theresa Gallion and Christine Howard honored for labor and employment work
TAMPA – Fisher & Phillips LLP announced today that Christine Howard, Steve Bernstein and Theresa Gallion have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015® (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). The partners in the Tampa office were honored for their labor and employment work.
Christine Howard is managing partner in the Tampa office. Practicing labor and employment law for more than 20 years, she focuses on defending employment discrimination, harassment, leave and disability, and wage and hour complaints. In recent years, she has defended numerous collective action cases filed on behalf of classes of employees alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, successfully defeating class certification in each instance. In addition to her litigation work, she conducts workplace investigations, compliance audits and management training. It is the first year that she has been listed in Best Lawyers.
For more than 20 years, Steve Bernstein has maintained a traditional labor practice, representing employers throughout the United States. In addition, he advises clients on union-related matters and compliance with the NLRA, the WARN Act, USERRA, FMLA and the ADA. He places an emphasis on implementing preventive employee relations programs that include supervisory training and effective human resources policies and procedures. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2011.
Theresa Gallion has more than 30 years of practice as a labor and employment attorney, representing clients in a wide variety of industries, with particular emphasis on hospitality, healthcare, education, retail and telecommunications. She is one of the firm’s most experienced trial lawyers, and has successfully tried more than 40 jury trials in employment cases. A substantial portion of her practice is devoted to management training on such topics as equal employment opportunity, diversity, and management skills. She has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers since 2006.
Howard, Bernstein and Gallion are among 86 Fisher & Phillips attorneys in 26 offices nationwide who were selected for The Best Lawyers in America 2015.
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About Fisher & Phillips LLP (www.laborlawyers.com)
Fisher & Phillips LLP represents employers nationally in labor, employment, civil rights, employee benefits and immigration matters. The firm has 300 attorneys in 31 offices. Founded in 1943, it is one of the first U.S. law firms to concentrate its practice exclusively upon representation of employers in labor and employment matters. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Gulfport, Houston, Irvine, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, New England, New Jersey, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa, and Washington D.C.
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