Evan Shenkman

Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer,
Fisher Phillips

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Fisher Phillips

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Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer,
Fisher Phillips


I am the Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer for the 400+ attorney labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips, where I lead the Knowledge Management, Innovation, and Library functions. I also Chair the firm’s Innovation Committee, and was thrilled to win the 2020 Legal Innovator of the Year Award, presented by Litera at the Changing Lawyer Awards ceremony. Before entering the KM field, I was an AV-rated Shareholder litigating labor and employment matters for a decade.

My responsibilities include creating processes, practices, and software to allow firm attorneys to work smarter, faster, and more in sync; harnessing the power of A.I. and data analytics for use in legal; creating internal and client-facing collaborative tools; and helping making the practice of law far more efficient for our attorneys and our clients.

I frequently write and present on KM and Legal Innovation topics, and have been a guest on the premier legal-tech podcasts. I am in my fourth year as an ILTACON Program Committee Team Leader (2018-2021), and was an ILTACON Program Committee member in 2016 and 2017. I also co-Chaired the NYC Practice Support Lawyers network for 5 years.


J.D., cum laude, Boston College Law School, 2001

B.S., Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, 1998

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New Jersey



U.S.C.A., 1st, 3rd, and D.C. Circuits

Honors: 2020 Legal Innovator of the Year (Litera's Changing Lawyer Awards); AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell rating; Selected for inclusion in New Jersey’s Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition each year from 2008 to 2016, for Labor and Employment Law. (See and; no aspect of this statement has been approved by the Supreme Court of N.J.)

Honors and Awards

AV - Preeminent Rated
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Fastcase 50 Award Winner

Legal Innovator of the Year