Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm representing employers, announces the election of Christine E. Howard to a three-year term on the firm’s Management Committee. Howard is the first woman to serve on the three-member Management Committee – the equivalent of the board of directors for the 34-office, over 400-lawyer firm. Her term starts on June 1, 2019.
“Christine’s steadfast commitment to the firm and its clients, the lawyers and staff around her, and the communities in which she works make her an invaluable asset to the management committee,” said Fisher Phillips Chairman and Managing Partner Roger Quillen. “She is a distinguished lawyer and exemplifies the firm’s commitment to furthering diversity across all ranks. I am confident in her experience and enthusiasm to help lead the firm during this period of rapid growth.”
“I am honored by the opportunity to play a role in the continued success of Fisher Phillips,” said Christine. “I look forward to working with the other members of the Management Committee and our talented attorneys and professionals across the country in providing excellent legal work and client service.”
Howard has been with Fisher Phillips since 1990 and is the regional managing partner of the firm’s Tampa office. She played a key role in the creation and support of the firm’s Women’s Initiative and Leadership Council (WILC), the firm’s women’s affinity group made up of attorneys and staff from Fisher Phillips offices around the nation that focuses on recruiting, developing and retaining women attorneys and fostering female leadership.
Howard will also continue her legal practice, which focuses on the defense of employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation complaints, wage and hour litigation, and employee leave-related complaints. She has significant experience with claims brought by classes of employees, including the defense of employers in collective actions filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act and class actions brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Howard also counsels employers on preventive measures to avoid or reduce employment-related claims, including issues arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Howard earned her law degree from Emory University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Emory University. She is admitted to The Florida Bar and The Georgia Bar, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh District, U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Southern and Northern Districts of Florida, and the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia.
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Fisher Phillips is a national labor and employment law firm serving employers. The firm is committed to providing the highest level of client service for every matter it handles. Fisher Phillips has more than 400 attorneys in over 30 offices.