Partner Spotlight – Amy Epstein Gluck
|How long have you practiced law and what is your practice area?
I have practiced law for more than two decades. I specialize in employment counseling, and I am the Firm’s Employment Counsel. In addition, throughout my career, I have practiced employment and business litigation.
Who is your typical client?
My clientele ranges from small and medium sized businesses to large companies, encompassing diverse industries and operating across jurisdictions. As employment law is very state specific, my focus is where I am licensed to practice; the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area and New York.
As FisherBroyles’ Employment Counsel, I offer high level legal support to our partners in nearly all 50 US states. The Firm possesses the necessary capacity and bandwidth to accommodate clients in all industries and locations.
How would you describe the Employment Law & Litigation practice area at FisherBroyles?
The practice has evolved and expanded since I joined seven years ago.
We are well-equipped to provide a comprehensive range of services, from providing day-to-day HR advice, to conducting workplace investigations, to performing wage and hour audits, and advising clients with regard to claims of discrimination and harassment. We have considerable expertise defending clients in all types of employment-related claims, including in class actions, before state and federal courts and administrative institutions such as the EEOC and state human rights agencies.
The employment group has international reach through Peter Finding and his team in London, so we can assist clients with employment issues in Europe and handle matters seamlessly across geographic boundaries. Peter’s team complements wonderfully the Firm’s highly-skilled and experienced US-based attorneys.
The Firm’s litigation practice is one of the largest and most diverse around; our attorneys can practice in every jurisdiction in the United States and we litigate every type of case. Our litigators are creative and collaborative, and working with them is always a pleasure.
How is it different from previous law firms you have worked at?
My journey to FisherBroyles is quite unique. Before I joined the Firm, I worked in Big Law on a part-time basis and then on a contract basis with several smaller law firms. As a parent to three children, two of whom have special needs that require much of my time, full-time was not an option for our family.
When I joined FisherBroyles, I found a supportive and inclusive environment that enabled me to thrive. The Firm’s approach to work-life balance and flexibility have been a game changer, giving me control over my time, the opportunity to balance my work with family commitments, and a supportive platform from which I have been able to steadily grow my practice.
Have you been able to grow/build your personal practice since joining the Firm? If so, how and has the Firm’s model enabled that?
In college, I majored in English Literature, and writing has always been a big part of my work. When I joined FisherBroyles, I saw an opportunity in the Firm’s larger platform to expand my writing and enhance my business. I co-authored the Firm’s employment law blog and worked with the Firm’s corporate group on client alerts, increasing my visibility with clients and inside the Firm. I also taught myself how to use social media to my advantage and create a brand, further raising my profile.
Using this platform, I became a regular commentator on employment matters for The Washington Post, Law360, SHRM, Business Insurance, Fortune, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
I also joined the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law in Washington, D.C. and am a founding member of Chief – a network for women with the goal of supporting women leaders and helping them achieve and retain leadership positions. Additionally, I support organizations focused on improving and destigmatizing mental health in the workplace and elevating women and girls of diverse backgrounds into leadership positions.
The Firm’s distributed model has allowed me the time and bandwidth to pursue these personally fulfilling activities, which has also had the effect of growing my practice. I can delegate work and collaborate productively with my colleagues, promoting a supportive and efficient work environment.
About FisherBroyles, LLP
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