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Jackson Lewis Adds Litigator Phillip J. Harris in Tampa

TAMPA, FL (July 13, 2021) Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce Phillip J. Harris has joined the firm’s Tampa office as a principal. Phillip joins the firm from Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, where he focused his practice on employment litigation.
“Phillip is an extremely talented litigator who brings a unique understanding of the most pressing employment risks facing companies today,” said Tampa Office Managing Principal and Litigation Manager Laura E. Prather. “We are thrilled he decided to join the team as we strategically grow our Tampa office.”
Phillip counsels and represents employers in a wide variety of labor and employment matters, including employee hiring, separation, severance, discipline, terminations, demotions, reductions in force, sexual harassment avoidance and various internal employee investigations. He has first-chair trial experience and has appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court. Additionally, Phillip has secured dismissals for employers in both federal and state courts, as well as with the Department of Labor, the EEOC, and the Florida Commission on Human Relations.
Phillip also works with employers in drafting settlement packages, agreements, general releases, employee policies and employee handbooks. He frequently defends employers in discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, whistle-blower, retaliation, employment/business torts and wrongful termination litigation in both state and federal courts and before the Department of Labor, the EEOC, and state and local human rights commissions. Phillip represents employers from many industries including banking and finance, automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, housing, electrical, insurance, retail, restaurant and not-for-profit organizations.
“I am excited to join Jackson Lewis and leverage the firm’s capabilities and national footprint to deliver first-rate client service,” said Phillip. “I look forward to expanding my practice and helping clients navigate an evolving employment law landscape.”
“Phillip is a seasoned first-chair trial attorney and his addition commences our strategic plan to expand Jackson Lewis’ attorney roster throughout Florida,” said Firm Chair Kevin G. Lauri. “Tampa leads the state in new jobs, and rapidly growing workforces frequently result in unintended consequences for employers. Expanding our presence in Tampa and throughout the state is necessary to preempt our clients’ demands and will strengthen our ability to work with local and national employers operating in the region.”
Phillip earned his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law and his B.A. from the University of Tampa.  
Jackson Lewis’ Tampa office can be reached at (813) 512-3210.

About Jackson Lewis 
Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients' goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee. 
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