Fisher & Phillips LLP announced today that three partners in the Tampa office have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016®. Steve Bernstein, Theresa Gallion and Christine Howard are included for their work in labor and employment law.
Bernstein, regional managing partner in the Tampa office, has represented employers throughout the United States in a traditional labor practice for more than 25 years. 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.
Gallion, partner in the Tampa office, 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, partner in the Tampa office, has practiced labor and employment law for more than 25 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 practically every instance. In addition to her litigation work, she conducts workplace investigations, compliance audits and management training. It is the second year that she has been listed in Best Lawyers.
They are three of 84 attorneys in Fisher & Phillips offices nationwide who have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016®.
About Best Lawyers
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. More than 79,000 leading attorneys are eligible to vote, and Best Lawyers received more than 6.2 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
About Fisher & Phillips LLP
Fisher & Phillips LLP is a national law firm committed to providing practical business solutions for employers’ workplace legal problems. Labor and employment law is all the firm does, offering deep and broad knowledge and experience in the area of the law the attorneys know best. Fisher & Phillips attorneys help clients avoid legal problems, are dedicated to providing exceptional client service, and are there when you need them. The firm has more than 300 attorneys in 31 offices. In addition to Tampa, the offices are 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 Jersey, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.