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Main Office: 271 17th Street NW, Suite 1900 | Atlanta | GA | 30309
Phone: 404-888-3800 | Fax: 404-888-3863











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Reviewed on May 11, 2023
Former Employee

5.Current Employee, more than 10 yearsGreat family-focused company.Anonymous Employee RecommendProsWonderful people work at this firm!ConsI can't imagine working anywhere else.

Former Employee


Full time

Reviewed on May 11, 2023
Former Employee

5.Current Employee, more than 10 yearsGreat family-focused company.Anonymous Employee RecommendProsWonderful people work at this firm!ConsI can't imagine working anywhere else.

Former Employee


Full time



Headline: At FordHarrison, Attorneys Can Take Advantage of a National Law Firm with a Focus on Labor and Employment Law

Lawyers looking for an exciting opportunity in the Bay Area should look no further than FordHarrison, a national law firm with a robust presence in the region. With offices in San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, FordHarrison has a deep commitment to the Bay Area and its clients.

FordHarrison has over 200 lawyers in 23 offices across the United States, including three of counsel affiliate offices. The firm provides a wide range of legal services to its clients, but it focuses primarily on labor and employment law. FordHarrison’s attorneys understand that organizations must operate in a highly regulated, litigious business climate. They work with clients to devise strategies to lessen the risks associated with employee claims and union organizing and ensure compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws and regulations.

At FordHarrison, attorneys can take advantage of a diverse legal team that allows for unparalleled service in all areas related to labor and employment law. The firm’s attorneys are dedicated to providing their clients with sound legal advice, practical counseling, and excellent client service. This is exemplified by the FH Promise, which outlines the firm’s commitment to its clients.

FordHarrison is an attractive option for lawyers seeking to practice in the Bay Area. Attorneys at the firm can take advantage of its diverse legal team and commitment to excellent client service. The firm’s focus on labor and employment law provides attorneys with a unique opportunity to specialize in a particular area of law. Furthermore, FordHarrison’s national presence allows attorneys to take advantage of opportunities in different regions. Attorneys at FordHarrison can experience the excitement of working at a national law firm while still having the opportunity to focus on labor and employment law in the Bay Area.

Practice Areas

FordHarrison. practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

Hiring Criteria

FordHarrison. follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Top 30% of class, law review or moot court preferred

Pro bono

In addition to public service through volunteering and fundraising for local and national charitable non-profit organizations, our lawyers also provide pro bono legal services to non-profit organizations all over the country. We believe our lawyers have a professional responsibility to provide legal services to those of limited means, and that pro bono service is an opportunity for the professional development and growth of all lawyers.

FordHarrison partners and associates throughout the firm serve as national labor and employment counsel on a pro bono basis for Habitat for Humanity International and Habitat affiliates located near our firm's offices across the country. We assist the organization and affiliates with their growing human resources needs.

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FordHarrison. Awards and Recognitions Write a review

FordHarrison Receives AT&T Diversity and Inclusion Award

FordHarrison Partner Receives Exclusive 2016 Client Choice Award

Lash Harrison Named Emory Law's 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner

Bari Goldstein Nominated for the Leadership Excellence Award

Christine Hanley to Speak at the Third Annual Women in Leadership Awards Panel

FordHarrison Receives "Gold Standard" Award from Women in Law Empowerment Forum for Fourth Consecutive Year

Chicago Attorney Suheily Davis Receives the President's Award for Outstanding Service from the Black Women Lawyers' Association

Christine Hanley Honored with 2014 Woman in Leadership Award

Christine Hanley Nominated for Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Award

Taking Cultural Understanding Global - 2014 Diversity Leader Award

FordHarrison Receives "Gold Standard" Award from Women in Law Empowerment Forum for Third Consecutive Year

Diversity Leaders - Communications Award Issue: Spotlight on Social Media

Case Watch for Arbitrators: $5 Million Award Vacated Over Arbitrator's Failure to Disclose Conflicts

Arbitration Award Cannot Be Vacated for Arbitrator Failure to Issue a Reasoned Award Under Baseball Arbitration Provision

FordHarrison Partner Patricia G. Griffith Receives Most Powerful & Influential Women of Georgia Award

FordHarrison Receives "Gold Standard" Award from Women in Law Empowerment Forum for Second Consecutive Year

Ford & Harrison's Diversity & Inclusion Partner Dawn Siler-Nixon Receives Prestigious Delano S. Stewart Diversity Award

Case Watch for Arbitrators: Be Specific When Asking for a

Diversity Write a review

Like our clients, we believe diversity and inclusion are the pathways to success and employee fulfillment. Diversity touches every aspect of our law firm, our practice and our modern world. We are committed to fostering diversity not only because it is the right thing to do, but also because maintaining a culture of inclusion aids our firm in attracting and retaining the best talent. Our firm also believes that including the diverse perspectives of attorneys from various backgrounds is integral to delivering the best possible service to our clients.

Summer associate program

Summer Associate Program. FordHarrison attorneys meet second-year students interested in summer associate positions with our firm at various law schools every year. If you are interested in applying and we are not currently scheduled to visit your campus, you may email your resume and transcript to Amber Fratesi, Recruiting and Professional Development Coordinator, at In your subject line, please specify which office or offices you are interested in. Please do not send your application to any personal inboxes as they will not be automatically stored within our system.


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