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Phillip Bauknight

Fisher & Phillips LLP
430 Mountain Ave Ste 303 
New Providence , NJ 07974
NBL Top 40 Under 40 Executive Committee


Phil’s practice focuses on employment, business, and labor issues with an emphasis on OSHA, joint employment, franchise, and workplace safety matters. Phil also provides guidance to clients with hiring and termination procedures, employee discipline issues, performance management, discrimination, retaliation, employee leave, and disability accommodations issues. Phil represents an array of clients, including those from the franchising, health care, retail, manufacturing, and financial services industries. As part of his practice, Phil 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 as he is an Executive Committee Member of the National Black Lawyers, where he has been selected to their Top 40 under 40 List from 2015 to the present, and serves as a Trustee on the West Orange Scholarship Fund. Phil has also been selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars list from 2014 to the present.

Phil is also an experienced public speaker and author who presents and writes on a range of employment issues, including those related to workplace management, franchise business matters, and diversity issues. Phil often speaks at legal seminars and for professional organizations such as the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the National Business Institute.



  • Rutgers School of Law
  • J.D. 2008
  • Rutgers University
  • B.A. 2005


  • New Jersey
  • New York


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

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