COREY J. GOERDT
Associate at Fisher Phillips
Corey is an employment law litigator and counselor at Atlanta employment & labor law firm Fisher Phillips. When his clients are hiring, he drafts and negotiates agreements to protect investments in high-level employees, and advises on recruitment and hiring practices. When disputes arise regarding the hiring or defection of important employees, Corey litigates issues involving contract enforcement and interpretation, trade secret protection, employee poaching, the duty of loyalty, and computer protection laws.
Corey also has extensive experience helping employers navigate the complexities of wage and hour laws. He advises clients on white-collar exemptions from state and federal overtime and minimum wage laws, and counsels employers on the use of independent contractors and related joint employment issues. Corey has experience litigating these and many other disputes in state and federal courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution venues like mediation and arbitration.
Corey doesn’t spend all of his time on the front lines of employment law. He’s also committed to providing pro bono legal services for those in need, and supporting organizations doing that work full-time. Leading the Fisher Phillips Atlanta office’s pro bono initiatives, Corey formed partnerships with the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta and the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s Domestic Violence Project, through which Fisher Phillips attorneys provide consultation and direct representation to Atlanta-area non-profit organizations and survivors of domestic violence.
Before law school, Corey hopscotched the country in political campaign management and government relations roles, with a formative stint as the fried chicken guy at an Iowa pizza buffet. He is still obsessed with politics and fried chicken, but his wife occasionally convinces him to join her at restaurants with green things (preferably fried) on the menu.
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