Celia M. Joseph, Esq.
Fisher & Phillips LLP, Philadelphia
Ms. Joseph is of counsel in the Philadelphia office of Fisher & Phillips LLP, where she practices United States and international employment law. She has provided advice on all aspects of employment law in over 50 countries, and has implemented global projects, including conducting harassment prevention, diversity, and employment law programs in all regions of the world. Her experience includes employment law and corporate compliance training, employment policies and procedures, investigations, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) requirements, employment litigation and administrative actions, employment-related contracts, preventing workplace violence, FMLA and FLSA matters, reductions in force, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Fisher & Phillips, Ms. Joseph founded an employment law firm and was employed for over 25 years as assistant general counsel, employment law manager, and EEO/diversity manager at Rohm and Haas Company, where she helped create and manage diversity programs that resulted in Rohm and Haas being awarded the DOL Exemplary Effort in Diversity (EVE) and the City of Philadelphia EEO awards. Ms. Joseph regularly writes articles for Fisher & Phillips’s Cross-Border Blog and the International Bar Association’s Discrimination Law Committee Newsletter. She also writes for and conducts seminars on employment law issues for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the American Bar Association, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the International Employers Forum. Ms. Joseph received her B.A. from Temple University, her M.B.A. from Drexel University, and her J.D. from Temple University School of Law. She earned her Mediation Certificate from the Center for Dispute Settlement in Washington, D.C., and is an experienced mediator and arbitrator, including serving as a pro bono mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.