A #SHRM21 Interview with David Lichtenberg, Partner, Fisher Phillips

Who is Fisher Phillips?

David: Fisher Phillips is a national labor and employment firm that helps businesses respond to today’s changing employment law equation – and prepare for tomorrow. With more than 450 attorneys in 36 offices across the United States, our team provides practical business solutions for employers’ workplace legal issues. Labor and employment law is all the firm does. We go beyond the outdated “playbook” to offer flexible, creative solutions to the new workplace dynamics, immersing ourselves in each client’s unique business and industry environment to help avoid legal problems. We’re dedicated to providing exceptional client service and are there when you need us. We regularly advise and counsel clients on issues surrounding wage and hour laws, employment discrimination and harassment, litigation, workplace safety, labor relations, benefits, data security, immigration, trade secrets, and non-competes, and more. 

What makes Fisher Phillips unique among other law firms?

David: Fisher Phillips is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the modern employer. We recognize there are new factors at play that have changed not merely the workforce, but the way employment cases themselves are litigated – including the tools and technology at our disposal, the enhanced ways we now collaborate with our colleagues and clients, and our deep commitment to diversity and inclusion. We invite you to spend some time on our website and make sure to bookmark the page and come back often because we promise we’re constantly changing – to not only keep up with the times but to stay ahead of the curve. 

What would our attendees be most surprised to learn about Fisher Phillips?

David: Unlike general service firms, labor and employment law is all we do. General service firms, even those with 1,000-2,000+ attorneys, can’t match our national footprint of lawyers solely focused on labor and employment issues. What’s the best advice you’d give HR professionals who are struggling with all things COVID-19?

David: All employers, large and small, across all industries, are facing a myriad of labor and employment issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so no one company should feel that they are struggling alone, or that they can’t get help. Fisher Phillips has a cross-disciplinary task force of attorneys across the country who are addressing the many employment-related issues confronting businesses as they move to reopen and get employees back to work. Our COVID-19 Taskforce has created numerous resources, which are continually updated as events warrant and are housed on both our COVID-19 Resource Center and our more recently launched Vaccine Resource Center. I encourage you to check both resource centers regularly to learn about the latest developments and reach out to me at dlichtenberg@fisherphillips.com with any questions you may have.

For anyone who won’t be able to make it to the Fisher Phillips booth in Las Vegas, what do you want them to know?

David: We’ve made a robust investment in technology that puts us in the lead when it comes to innovation, but not because we want to be the firm with the most bells and whistles, it’s because we know this is the best way to serve our clients in today’s world. While we’re a tech-driven firm, our innovations are built to better equip our attorneys to provide practical, efficient solutions to our clients’ workplace problems. We’re constantly looking at the challenges our clients face every day, so we can develop the right tools to serve them better. One example is our development of a state-of-the-art extranet platform – FP Collab – that allows our clients to monitor their legal caseload and spend and provides resources to help them make the new employment equation add up smoothly for them. And as a final note – to those unable to join us live this year – I look forward to seeing you at a future conference when we are all able to attend in person.


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