Grant Wills

Grant Wills is an associate in the firm’s Columbia office representing employers in a variety of labor and employment matters. Grant currently works on matters involving worker misclassification, non-compete and restrictive covenants, discrimination and retaliation claims, and alternative dispute resolution.

Prior to attending law school, Grant gained legislative and regulatory-compliance experience working for the U.S. Senate as a Senate Page and as an intern for the Federal Communications Commission in Washington D.C. Before joining the firm, Grant also developed a unique perspective into class actions and trial strategy while working for one of the largest American plaintiffs’ litigation firms.

During law school, Grant worked as an employment law research assistant, focusing on mandatory arbitration agreements and growing misclassification issues in the gig economy.

Grant was Associate Editor-in-Chief of the South Carolina Law Review. Grant is the author of “To Be or Not to Airbnb: Regulation of Short-Term Rentals in South Carolina,” 68 S.C. L. Rev. 821 (2017).

Grant’s article was selected as the publication’s most outstanding work and he received the Victor A. Michalewitz Award for Excellence in Legal Writing. Grant was also inducted into the Order of the Wig and Robe. For his scholarship in labor and employment law, Grant received the Robert W. Foster, Sr. Alternative Dispute Resolution Scholarship and earned CALI Awards in Labor Law.

Fisher & Phillips LLP

Established in 1948, FISHER & PHILLIPS LLP is one of the country’s oldest and largest firms devoted exclusively to representing employers in labor, employment, wage-hour, workplace safety and health, employee benefits, and business immigration law. Our depth and breadth of experience in these niche areas are unsurpassed.

Our practice includes counseling and defending employers under all major federal and state labor, employment, employee benefits, workplace safety and health, and business immigration laws and regulations including, among others: The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, The Americans With Disabilities Act, The Civil Rights Act, Title VII, The Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act, The Employee Polygraph Protection Act, The Employee Retirement Income Security Act, The Equal Pay Act, The Fair Credit Reporting Act, The Fair Labor Standards Act, The Family and Medical Leave Act, The Immigration Reform and Control Act, The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, The National Labor Relations Act, The Railway Labor Act, and The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

Our lawyers practice in federal and state courts throughout the United States and are admitted to the bars of most states. In addition to representing employers in traditional litigation, we also represent employers in federal, state and local administrative proceedings, mediation and arbitration, collective bargaining and administration of collective bargaining agreements, and informally in resolving threatened claims prior to the institution of formal proceedings.

As a result of our representation of employers in traditional litigation and formal claims proceedings, we have acquired considerable expertise in developing and implementing policies, practices, and procedures to help employers minimize or avoid the occurrence of employment-related claims, the risk of liability from such claims, or other forces that may interfere with employer rights.

We represent small, medium and large clients in a wide variety of industries. Our clients range from sole proprietorships to multi-national conglomerates. They are located throughout the United States, with concentrations of clients located around each of our offices.

Our thirty-one offices are located in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Gulfport, Houston, Irvine, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles Louisville, Memphis, New Jersey, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland (ME), Portland (OR), San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa, and Washington, D.C.


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