Model Employee Policies for the 21st Century - Speakers

  • Isaac Fain

    Associate • Fisher Phillips LLP

    A seasoned litigator, Isaac Fain represents employers in a variety of workplace-related disputes, including lawsuits in state and federal courts, in alternative dispute resolution fora, and before administrative agencies. Prior to joining Fisher Phillips, Isaac’s career was already heavily focused on litigation. He has practiced plaintiff’s employment law cases, prosecutions for the state, and personal injury cases. He has taken more than a dozen trials to verdict and actively managed hundreds of litigation files. Isaac graduated cum laude from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, where he was a member of the University of Louisville Law Review. He is admitted to practice in Kentucky state and federal courts, as well as the Southern District of Indiana.    
  • John Hughes

    Manager, Public Affairs • Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

    John Hughes is the Manager of Public Affairs for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. John joined the Kentucky Chamber in November of 2021, and in his role he is responsible for advocating for agriculture and small business policies. Prior to joining the Chamber, Hughes served as the Legislative Liaison for Kentucky’s 51st Attorney General Daniel Cameron. John also worked for Kentucky House Speaker David Osborne and served in various leadership roles with federal and statewide election campaigns. He is a 2018 graduate from the University of the Cumberlands. As a  lifelong Kentuckian, he grew up in Brodhead and currently lives in Richmond.  
  • Aleksandr Litvinov

    Associate • Fisher Phillips LLP

    Aleksandr “Sasha” Litvinov counsels and represents businesses in various labor and employment law matters, including policy audits, administrative proceedings, and single-plaintiff and class action litigation. Sasha has advised clients with labor and employment compliance, non-compete agreements, contractual issues, pre-litigation settlement efforts, and union election campaigns. His experience encompasses issues regarding workers compensation, retaliation, misclassification, wage and hour, and appeals. He has advised large employers in the retail, manufacturing, education, and insurance industry sectors. Sasha received his J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of The George Washington International Law Review and Mock Trial and Moot Court Boards, won the Best Brief Award, and interned at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Sasha’s analysis of privacy laws in the European Union was published in Volume 45 of The George Washington International Law Review.
  • Tim Weatherholt

    Partner • Fisher Phillips LLP

    Tim Weatherholt is a partner in the Louisville office of Fisher Phillips. His practice involves representation of management in employment and labor litigation involving civil rights, retaliation, wrongful termination and discrimination under Title VII. Tim has extensive experience working with the automotive manufacturing industry and advises and represents clients in developing employment policies and procedures, responding to administrative charges, and dealing with employee separation matters. He routinely advises clients on Americans with Disabilities (ADA) and wage and hour matters. Tim has also helped clients obtain summary judgment in Kentucky state court on a wide variety of employment claims, including worker’s compensation retaliation, age discrimination, disability discrimination, and race discrimination.  
  • Chad Zimlich

    Associate • Fisher Phillips LLP

    Mr. Zimlich helps businesses comply with their employment law obligations and defends them when claims arise, keeping in mind their long-term strategic goals.  Chad obtained his Master’s in Business Administration from Bellarmine University, and his law degree from Wake Forest University, where he served as an Articles Editor with the Wake Forest Law Review.  With experience in private practice, as a prosecutor in Louisville-Jefferson County, and as a staff attorney for the Franklin County Circuit Court, Chad works with clients to anticipate, avoid, and efficiently resolve matters before they become costly, time-consuming crises.  His litigation experience also includes complex, multiparty suits involving large public and private entities, as well as healthcare and environmental cases.  
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