Phillip Bauknight, Esq.: Fisher Phillips
Current Secretary

Phillip C. Bauknight represents and serves as trusted counsel for employers in a broad range of employment, business, and labor issues. As part of his practice, Phil handles OSHA and workplace safety matters across the country. He routinely helps clients contest and litigate OSHA citations and has experience representing employers during OSHA inspections and investigations, conducting OSHA compliance audits, and defending whistleblower/retaliation claims as well as providing OSHA compliance counseling to clients. Phil also counsels and represents his clients on employee hiring, discipline, and termination issues, performance management, discrimination, retaliation, employee leave, and disability accommodations issues.

In addition, as Chair of the Firm’s Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Practice Group, Phil regularly provides guidance on navigating the complexities and challenges of blockchain technology and digital currency in the workplace.

Phil represents an array of clients, including those from the manufacturing, technology, healthcare, franchising, retail, and financial services industries. He regularly appears in federal, state, appellate, and administrative courts as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and various state agencies.

Phil is an active member in both his professional and personal communities. He was honored as a “New Leader of the Bar” in the New Jersey Law Journal’s 2020 Professional Excellence Awards. Phil also previously served as an Executive Committee Member of the National Black Lawyers and was selected to their Top 40 under 40 List from 2015 to 2020. He has served as a Trustee on the West Orange Scholarship Fund and was selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars list from 2014 to 2018.