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Elizabeth A. Philp

Counsel

Atlanta
Direct: (404) 885-1500
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Elizabeth A. Philp is counsel in the Labor and Employment department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the firm's Administrative Charge Team. Ms. Philp advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters arising under state and federal laws.

As a member of the Administrative Charge Team (ACT), Ms. Philp's practice is primarily devoted to defending employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other employment-related issues before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state fair employment agencies. The ACT is an elite team of experienced attorneys dedicated to effectively and efficiently responding to all aspects of administrative charges nationwide. Faced with increasingly aggressive governmental agendas, the ACT has developed innovative strategies for managing burdensome agency investigations and addressing wide-ranging requests for information. Moreover, by taking a proactive approach to the charge process and utilizing sophisticated analytic technologies, the ACT is able to identify potentially problematic employer practices and collaborate with clients to formulate preventative strategies to minimize potential future costs and litigation.

Having served as both in-house and outside counsel, Ms. Philp has extensive experience counseling employers on a wide range of employment matters, including discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour law, employee classification, restrictive covenants, and employer negligence.  Ms. Philp's expertise also includes drafting and revising policies and agreements, training Human Resource professionals, coordinating investigations, and managing employment litigation. 

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Philp served for two years as law clerk for the Honorable William T. Moore, Jr., United States District Judge for the Southern District of Georgia.

Elizabeth A. Philp is counsel in the Labor and Employment department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the firm's Administrative Charge Team. Ms. Philp advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters arising under state and federal laws.

As a member of the Administrative Charge Team (ACT), Ms. Philp's practice is primarily devoted to defending employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other employment-related issues before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state fair employment agencies. The ACT is an elite team of experienced attorneys dedicated to effectively and efficiently responding to all aspects of administrative charges nationwide. Faced with increasingly aggressive governmental agendas, the ACT has developed innovative strategies for managing burdensome agency investigations and addressing wide-ranging requests for information. Moreover, by taking a proactive approach to the charge process and utilizing sophisticated analytic technologies, the ACT is able to identify potentially problematic employer practices and collaborate with clients to formulate preventative strategies to minimize potential future costs and litigation.

Having served as both in-house and outside counsel, Ms. Philp has extensive experience counseling employers on a wide range of employment matters, including discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour law, employee classification, restrictive covenants, and employer negligence.  Ms. Philp's expertise also includes drafting and revising policies and agreements, training Human Resource professionals, coordinating investigations, and managing employment litigation. 

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Philp served for two years as law clerk for the Honorable William T. Moore, Jr., United States District Judge for the Southern District of Georgia.

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (2000)
    cum laude
  • B.A, University of Virginia (1995)
    with honors, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Georgia

Presentations

  • "Holiday Party Fouls: The Basics of Avoiding Sexual Harassment Allegations and Handling Complaints," sponsored by Counsel on Call (December 2010)