Fisher Phillips, one of the country’s preeminent labor and employment law firms representing employers, is pleased to announce that Kayla Panek has joined the firm as an associate in the Philadelphia office.
Before joining Fisher Phillips, Kayla was an associate at a national law firm where she defended employers against claims of employment discrimination, wage and hour, and ERISA disputes, in addition to labor relations matters involving employees’ efforts to unionize. She also advised and represented clients facing data security breaches and defended class action lawsuits under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). At Fisher Phillips, she expands the firm’s employment litigation capabilities in Pennsylvania where she will defend clients against workplace-related claims, including single-plaintiff and wage and hour class action cases in state and federal courts, and before the EEOC and other state agencies.
Kayla joins an office that has doubled in size over the course of the last two years. Since signing a lease to take the 12thfloor of the Two Logan Square building, and executing the move in June 2020, the firm has added 17 attorneys, increasing its Philadelphia headcount to 33 attorneys. With a steadily growing demand for its legal work, Fisher Phillips’ Philadelphia office continues to recruit emerging labor and employment talent for opportunities to grow its Litigation, Data Security and Privacy, Employee Defection and Trade Secrets, and Labor Relations practices.
Kayla earned her law degree, cum laude, from Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Villanova University. While in law school, Kayla was a member of the Drexel Law Review and Legal Research Assistant to Professor D. Wendy Greene, the drafter of the C.R.O.W.N. Act, a law that prohibits race-based hair discrimination.