Joel W. Rice '83 Named Partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP

Fisher & Phillips LLP announced the election of Joel W. Rice to partner, effective January 1, 2010.

Rice is a partner in the Chicago office. He has handled a wide range of employment-related litigation matters before administrative agencies and in the federal and state trial and appellate courts. Among other matters, Rice has handled the defense of unlawful discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour lawsuits, state law employment claims arising under tort and contract law, as well as unfair competition and trade secret matters. He has substantial appellate, class action, and complex litigation experience. Rice also counsels clients concerning equal employment opportunity, wage and hour, and non-compete/trade secret issues. He has tried matters before administrative agencies and in the state and federal courts. He is a member of the trial bar for the Northern District of Illinois.

Rice earned his J.D. in 1983 from the University of Chicago Law School. He earned his B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, in 1979 from Wabash College. He is admitted to the Bars in Illinois and Ohio.