Phillip J. Lipari assists businesses – from small companies to Fortune 100 corporations – in all aspects of employment law, including by conducting internal investigations, delivering training presentations, providing day-today counseling, and representing companies in litigation. Phill is a leader in the Firm’s investigations practice, having significant experience acting as an investigator into employee complaints in the areas of discrimination, harassment, bullying, whistleblowing, and compliance. He developed this expertise in his prior role as a Director, Employee Relations, at UBS AG. Phill then brought those skills to NFC, where he continues to regularly assist companies as a neutral outside investigator.
Phill also routinely advises clients across many industries regarding various topics, such as employee contracts, policies, leave, onboarding, discipline, and performance management. (More recently, Phill has spent considerable time counseling on COVID-19 issues, such as FFCRA, state COVID restrictions, and return-to-work best practices.) Phill also assists companies around the nation by delivering dynamic and interactive training sessions regarding discrimination, harassment, implicit bias, and human resources best practices.
In litigation, Phill has successfully represented clients before federal and state courts, arbitration panels, and administrative agencies in a wide array of employment law issues, including discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, wage and hour, restrictive covenant, and benefits/leave actions under federal employment statutes and their state analogs.