Richele Keel Taylor Joins Fisher & Phillips

January 22, 2009

COLUMBIA, SC – January 22, 2009 – Richele Keel Taylor has joined the South Carolina office of the national labor and employment law firm Fisher & Phillips LLP.

“Richele joins us at a great time,” said Jonathan P. Pearson, managing partner of the Fisher & Phillips’ Columbia office. “Recently, we’ve seen some important employment law changes, like the new Family and Medical Leave Act regulations and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act. These changes impact almost all employers in South Carolina and around the country. As we continue into 2009, we expect to see even more significant changes in workplace-related laws including the likely passage of the Employee Free Choice Act and other labor initiatives.”

“The addition of Richele will put our South Carolina team in an even better position to make sure our clients effectively and efficiently face these new challenges.”

Taylor graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2002, where she was a member of The South Carolina Law Review and on the Dean’s List. Taylor earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a concentration in economics, from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in 1999. She began her law career at a boutique firm in Columbia.

“I wanted to focus on labor and employment law, and Fisher & Phillips is the perfect match for my practice,” said Taylor. “Fisher & Phillips is rated as one of the leading labor and employment firms in South Carolina and provides employers in our state easy access to national experience and expertise. The attorneys here are absolutely dedicated to providing quality legal representation to their clients.”

About Fisher & Phillips LLP:

Fisher & Phillips LLP represents employers nationally in labor, employment, civil rights, employee benefits and immigration matters. The firm has 200 attorneys in 20 offices including Columbia. 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. In addition to its Columbia office, the firm has its headquarters in Atlanta with offices in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Irvine, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Louisville, New Jersey, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland Oregon, San Diego, San Francisco, and Tampa.

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