Natalie Phillips

Natalie Phillips

Associate

Natalie Philips is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department. She represents public and private companies in all aspects of employment and labor litigation and counseling, with an emphasis on non-compete and trade secrets issues, discrimination, and employee handbooks and policies. She has experience representing clients in a wide range of industries, including financial services, hospitality, private clubs, and not-for-profits.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Natalie worked as a human resources manager at a full-service advertising agency in New York. Her responsibilities included entry-level hiring and terminations, employee relations, benefits administration, policy administration in accordance with local and federal laws, and new hire training.

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Tennessee District Court Limits Scope of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Claim

The Eastern District of Tennessee recently dismissed whistleblower claims, finding that the Plaintiff was not entitled to protection under Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, or the False Claims Act (“FCA”).  Verble v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC et al., 3:15-cv-00074 (E.D. Tenn. Dec. 8, 2015).  The court’s decision illustrates the sharp divide amongst courts regarding the scope of … Continue Reading

E.D.N.Y Denies Motion For Summary Judgment In FCA Retaliation Case Based On Finding Of Pretext

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York recently found that two former employees of Eihab Human Services (Company) raised a genuine issue of material fact as to whether they were discharged in retaliation for reporting that an executive director ordered an employee to create fraudulent billing records in violation of the … Continue Reading
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