August 22, 2017

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Phone: 404-870-1742

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for six consecutive years. In 2017, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law - Management category. Ogletree Deakins has 800 attorneys located in 50 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

Contributing authors from Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.:

Aaron Warshaw, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Shareholder
Aaron Warshaw is an experienced, attorney who represents a diverse array of clients in labor and employment matters.  He is one of the founding attorneys of the New York City office.  Aaron...
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David A. Abella, Ogletree Deakins, arbitrations litigation lawyer, administrative hearings attorney
Associate
David’s practice is focused on litigation and counseling related to employment and labor law. His experience includes representing employers in disputes in state and federal court,...
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Paul Lancaster Adams, Employment and Labor Relations Attorney, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Office Managing Partner
Paul Lancaster Adams is the Managing Shareholder of Ogletree Deakins' Philadelphia office and member of the Firm-Wide Management Committee, as well as Diversity and Inclusion Steering...
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Partner
Jean-Marc Albiol is the co-founding Partner of the Paris office of Ogletree Deakins. He provides strategic advice on numerous complex and sensitive matters including mergers &...
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Margaret Alli, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Shareholder
Meg Alli has focused her practice on the representation and counseling of management concerning the umbrella of employment laws and regulations affecting corporate clients, not-for-profit...
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Fauzia Amlani, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Immigration Law Attorney
Associate
Fauzia N. Amlani earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Oglethorpe University in 2008, and her Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law in 2012. Ms. Amlani has practiced...
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Benjamin Anchill, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor Law Attorney
Associate
Ben is an associate in Ogletree Deakins’ Detroit (Metro) office.  Before joining the firm, Ben served as a judicial law clerk to five federal judges in the Eastern District of Michigan: U.S...
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Anna F. Angel, Ogletree Deakins, Denver, Visa Applications Lawyer, business immigration matters attorney
Associate
Anna Angel joined the Denver office of Ogletree Deakins in July 2015 as a member of the immigration practice group. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Ms. Angel worked for several years as...
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Raven Applebaum, Ogletree Deakins, employment law guidance attorney, start up ventures lawyer
Of Counsel
Raven Applebaum is a Board Certified attorney offering 10 years of experience as in-house and outside counsel with a targeted emphasis in employment law. Throughout her career, Ms....
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Stephanie Aranyos, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment and Litigation Attorney
Of Counsel
Stephanie Aranyos serves as of-counsel in the firm’s New York City office. Ms. Aranyos advises and represents employers in a broad spectrum of employment and labor matters involving Title...
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Melissa Bailey, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Occupational Safety Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Melissa Bailey focuses her practice on occupational safety and health issues, and also serves on the Firm's Board of Directors. She litigates OSHA cases before federal and state agencies...
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Associate
Ms. Barbieri previously worked for Wakefern Food Corporation, the largest retailer-owned Cooperative in the United States. Ms. Barbieri worked as an HR Generalist for the organization and...
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James M. Barrett, Ogletree Deakins, Workplace Drug testing policy lawyer, labor rights attorney
Shareholder
James Barrett represents private and public employers in all aspects of employment-related disputes. He has defended clients against single plaintiff and class action lawsuits involving...
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Daniel R. Begian, Ogletree Deakins, Federal Law Regulation Attorney, Traditional Labor Disputes Lawyer
Shareholder
Dan is a shareholder in Ogletree Deakins’ St. Louis office. Dan’s practice focuses, primarily, on traditional labor and employment law. With more than 35 years of experience, Dan has...
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Tina Bengs, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Shareholder
Ms. Bengs counsels business clients on various employment and labor issues relating to the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, worker’s compensation, Title VII, unemployment, termination and discipline, labor...
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Eric Berg, Construction Attorney, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Of Counsel
Eric A. Berg focuses his practice on construction law, in both litigation and transactional work. Eric has represented developers, international corporations, contractors, subcontractors,...
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Of Counsel
Brian Berry is a litigator in Ogletree Deakins’ San Francisco office.  Mr. Berry focuses his practice on class action employment litigation.  He has broad experience defending class and...
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Kevin Bland, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Workplace Safety and Construction Attorney
Shareholder
Kevin D. Bland joined Ogletree Deakins law firm in their Orange County office in 2011. Mr. Bland provides a wealth of experience in Health and Safety.  Before he began his legal career, Mr...
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Alexandra Bodnar, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Ms. Bodnar defends employers in litigation, including wage and hour class actions, harassment, discrimination and wrongful discharge cases and trade secret litigation.  She has experience...
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Martin C. Brook, Ogletree Deakins, litigation avoidance counsel, positive employee relations attorney
Shareholder
Martin Brook focuses his practice on representation of employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies and advising employers on litigation avoidance and positive...
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Caiaccio, Ogletree, Of Counsel
Of Counsel
Chris Caiaccio has been practicing exclusively in the area of labor and employment his entire legal career.  He works with companies of all sizes to assist with labor relations and human...
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Regina Calabro, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Healthcare Attorney
Of Counsel
Gina concentrates her practice on discrimination and harassment matters, wage and hour claims, and noncompetition and trade secret litigation.  Gina regularly counsels businesses on all...
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Raul Chacon, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Associate
Raul represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters. He has litigated single plaintiff suits, and has experience in a variety of employment litigation matters, including...
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Ron Chapman, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment and Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Ron serves on the Firm’s Board of Directors. He is Board Certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and represents employers in all areas of labor and...
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Joseph Charron, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
J.T. Charron is an attorney in the Ogletree Deakins St. Louis, Missouri Office. Mr. Charron represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law. Mr. Charron graduated Kalamazoo...
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Alexander M. Chemers, Ogletree Deakins, wrongful termination, Lawyer, failure to accommodate claims
Associate
Alexander “Zander” Chemers is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Ogletree Deakins.  Zander has defended employers against discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful...
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Jacob D. Cherry, Ogletree Deakins, employment based immigration attorney, worksite compliance matters lawyer
Associate
Jacob D. Cherry is an immigration attorney in the Atlanta office.  His practice is focused on employment-based immigration and worksite compliance matters. Jacob works with multinational...
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Curtis Chow, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Immigration Attorney
Associate
Curtis Y. Chow is a member of the Immigration, International, and Employment Practice Groups of Ogletree Deakins, representing employers in all aspects of U.S. immigration law and...
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Hugh Christie, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Managing Partner
Hugh Christie provides commercial and public sector clients with advice on all elements of employment law, from pre-hiring through recruitment, drafting agreements, benefit plans and...
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Evan Citron, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor Law and Litigation Attorney
Associate
Mr. Citron is an associate in the New York City office. He represents employers in all aspects of employment-related litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies....
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Amy Dalal, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Immigration Attorney
Shareholder
Amy Dalal’s practice is primarily concentrated in the areas of business visas and employment-based immigration. She assists employers in obtaining nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for their...
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Awanti Damle, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Immigration Law Attorney
Associate
Awanti Damle is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Spanish and Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of North...
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Maria Greco Danaher, Pittsburgh, PA Ogletree Deakins law firm, labor relations attorney
Shareholder
Maria Greco Danaher regularly represents and counsels companies and healthcare entities in employment-related matters.  Her area of emphasis is employment litigation, including both...
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Associate
Andrea is an associate attorney in the Atlanta office of Ogletree Deakins. She focuses her practice on employment-based immigration. Andrea completed her undergraduate studies at the...
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Dennis A. Davis, Ogletree Deakins, Client Training Director, Workplace Diversity
Director of Client Training
Dennis A. Davis, Ph.D.*, is recognized nationally as an expert on Workplace Violence Prevention, Workplace Bullying, Conflict Resolution, Sexual Harassment, and Cultural Diversity. Since...
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Lara de Leon, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Shareholder
Lara de Leon represents employers of all sizes in all aspects of employment law, including employment litigation and counseling.  She has extensive experience defending clients in federal...
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Dara L. DeHaven, Ogletree Deakins, monitoring employment policies lawyer, preventive maintenance programs attorney
Shareholder
Dara DeHaven is an advisor and advocate for management. She advises clients in developing, implementing and monitoring employment policies, practices, and preventive maintenance programs to...
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Enrique Del Cueto-Perez, labor, employment, global, Ogletree Deakins Law FIrm
Associate
Enrique A. Del Cueto-Pérez is a full-time member of the International Practice Group of Ogletree Deakins, based in the firm’s Boston office, which assists multinational companies in...
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Francesco A. DeLuca, Ogletree Deakins, Employment Whistleblowing Disputes Lawyer,
Associate
Fran is an attorney in the Boston office where he represents and advises employers in on a variety of labor and employment issues. Fran graduated from Boston University School of Law in...
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Kiosha H. Dickey, Employment Attorney, Ogletree Deakins, Law Firm
Of Counsel
Kiosha is a 2004 graduate of Columbia College, where she majored in English and minored in Political Science. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School...
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Elizabeth Ebanks, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Elizabeth Ebanks is a Shareholder in the Richmond office of Ogletree Deakins where she focuses her practice on employment litigation and employment counseling. Ms. Ebanks has significant...
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Associate
As an associate at Ogletree Deakins, Ms. Elva’s practice involves representing and advising management in all areas of employment and labor law.  While at Case Western Reserve School of Law...
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Ana Paula Delsol Espada, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Law Attorney
Associate
Ana Paula Delsol Espada joined Ogletree Deakins in September of 2014. Previously, she worked in private practice at a leading law firm in Mexico City with the Labor, Social Security and...
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Shareholder
Mr. Farmer is a shareholder in the firm’s San Francisco office. He has served as lead defense counsel to Fortune 500 companies in more than 50 wage and hour class actions over the past...
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Andrea Fellion, Employment Law, investigations, Ogletree deakins law firm
Shareholder
Andrea Fellion has focused her career on employment law and represents employers in administrative investigations, hearings, and litigation.  Ms. Fellion has extensive experience meeting...
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Jeanne Floyd, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employee Benefits Attorney
Of Counsel
Jeanne is a member of the employee benefits and executive compensation group.  Jeanne focuses her practice on issues concerning health and welfare benefits, including Section 125 cafeteria...
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Shareholder
Simone Francis concentrates her practice in the areas of employment litigation, environmental counseling and litigation, and general litigation. She has represented a range of large, mid-...
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Associate
Nailah joined the Boston office in 2017 as an Associate. She represents and advises employers in all aspects of employment law. Nailah graduated from Suffolk University Law School in 2015,...
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Of Counsel
Andrew Galeziowski's practice is concentrated in the areas of business visas and employment-based immigration for multinational corporations, sports teams, professional athletes, and other...
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Donald D. Gamburg, Office Managing Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins, Labor Law Attorney, collective bargaining negotiations lawyer
Office Managing Shareholder
Donald Gamburg has over 20 years' experience in all areas of labor and employment law. He represents clients in federal and state litigation involving trade secrets and employment...
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Leigh N. Ganchan, Ogletree Deakins, I9 Immigration Lawyer, EVerify compliance attorney
Shareholder
Ms. Ganchan provides business immigration advice to employers and professionals in a variety of industries. Ms. Ganchan is certified in Immigration and Nationality law by the Texas Board of...
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Maria Gandarez, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Immigration Attorney
Shareholder
For more than 30 years, Maria has been practicing exclusively in the field of U.S. immigration law. During her many years of practice, Maria has maintained a commitment to excellence and...
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James Garilas, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Immigration Attorney
Associate
James Garilas joined the firm as an Associate in August 2016, where he practices business immigration law.  He is a 2013 graduate of the College of Charleston, where he earned a B.S. in...
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Burton D. Garland Jr., Ogletree Deakins, Labor Lawyer, union avoidance counseling
Shareholder
Mr. Garland practices all facets of labor and employment law. Mr. Garland’s labor law practice includes union avoidance counseling and campaigns, elections, objections to elections, R-Case...
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KyraAnne Gates, Ogletree Deakins, online legal publications
Editor, Firm Publications
KyraAnne Gates is a Legal Editor of Firm Publications, working on the firm’s print and online legal publications and content. KyraAnne’s editorial responsibilities include editing the firm’...
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Greg Guidry, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Shareholder
Greg Guidry is a Shareholder in the firm’s Lafayette, Louisiana office, a satellite location for the New Orleans office. He is licensed in Louisiana and Texas and has successfully...
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Shareholder
Jon M. Gumbel has concentrated his practice in the field of management labor and employment law since 1987.  He has represented employers with respect to litigation and other employment law...
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Christopher Hammon, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Shareholder
Chris Hammon practices in the areas of labor and employment litigation, arbitration, counseling, and investigation.  He represents management in all variety of employment disputes before...
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Lisa Hanchey, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Of Counsel
Lisa Hanchey is of counsel in the Lafayette, Louisiana office and has practiced litigation, wage and hour, class action, e-discovery and records retention, and unfair competition and trade...
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Associate
Atoyia Harris practices labor and employment litigation. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins in 2016, Atoyia successfully defended matters and assisted clients on wide variety of litigation...
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DJ Harris, Employment Litigation, Ogletree Deakins Law FIrm
Associate
David “DJ” Harris is an associate in the Firm’s Greenville, South Carolina office. Mr. Harris' practice includes all facets of workplace-related litigation defense in federal and state...
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Associate
Nicole is an associate attorney in the Raleigh office of Ogletree Deakins. She focuses her practice on employment-based immigration. Nicole completed her undergraduate studies cum laude at...
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Katherine Dudley Helms, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Health and Employment Attorney
Office Managing Shareholder
Ms. Helms has extensive experience representing clients in employment matters as varied as the practice offers.  She has represented companies and individuals in both the private and public...
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Elizabeth Marie Henderson, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Skilled Labor Immigration Lawyer, PERM audit requests attorney
Associate
Elizabeth Marie Henderson is an immigration associate in the Austin office. She practices U.S. employment-based immigration law, representing individuals and corporate clients before the U....
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Juan B. Hernandez, Ogletree Deakins, Labor Discriminations Allegations Lawyer, Civil Defense Attorney
Associate
Mr. Hernandez currently focuses his practice on employment litigation matters, including cases alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Chapter 451 of the Texas...
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Associate
Tina joined the immigration practice at Ogletree Deakins in February 2010. Her experience primarily consists of assisting employers with obtaining temporary work visas and permanent...
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Eric Hobbs, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Shareholder
Eric Hobbs is a shareholder whose practice focuses on labor and employment, with an emphasis on employment counseling and policy development, occupational safety and health, employment...
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James, Ogletree, Portrait
Partner
Roger is a London based partner and member of Ogletree’s International Practice Group. He has a particular niche in international issues and alongside his UK workload he oversees the...
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Associate
Jason Brown is an associate attorney in the San Francisco office of Ogletree Deakins. He primarily practices in litigation, including class action and PAGA wage and hour, wrongful...
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Betsy Johnson, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Office Managing Shareholder
Betsy Johnson has represented employers in California since 1985. Ms. Johnson actively partners with her clients to seek innovative and practical ways to best meet their unique needs. Ms....
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Mark Johnson, Labor, Employment Attorney, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Of Counsel
Mark A. Johnson has a wide range of experience representing businesses in matters involving labor and employment law. Mark has represented employers in hundreds of cases in federal and...
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Matthew Johnson, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Shareholder
Matthew K. Johnson is a shareholder in the Greenville office and represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor law before state and federal agencies and in state and federal...
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Robert Jones, Attorney, Labor, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Shareholder
Robert (“Bob”) Jones is the former California State Deputy Secretary, Special Counsel for the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, (California Department of Labor) appointed by the...
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Timothy Kamin, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Construction Attorney
Shareholder
Timothy C. Kamin focuses his practice on advising and representing employers of all sizes in labor and employment matters including union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining,...
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Dean Kelley, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Of Counsel
Exclusively representing employers in matters relating to OSHA and other health and safety laws; the full range of state and federal employment laws including relating to discrimination,...
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Matt Kelley, Ogletree Deakins Of Counsel, Labor, Employment, Indianapolis
Of Counsel
Matthew (“Matt”) Kelley received his J.D. from the Indiana University-Bloomington School of Law in 2008. While attending Indiana University-Bloomington Mr. Kelley served as the Executive...
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Kara Kelly, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Immigration Attorney
Associate
Kara practices primarily employment-based immigration, assisting businesses and individuals with obtaining nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for foreign nationals. Kara previously worked at...
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T. Scott Kelly, Defense Contracting Attorney, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins Law firm
Shareholder
Scott Kelly provides practical solutions for federal contractors and subcontractors across the United States to comply with the ever-changing affirmative action obligations imposed by doing...
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Ashley K. Kerr, Ogletree Deakins, International Labor Related Immigration Lawyer,
Associate
Ashley Kerr grew up in Columbia and has been a lifelong resident of South Carolina. She is a 2010 graduate of Princeton University, where she majored in Political Science. She earned her...
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Ursula A. Kienbaum, Ogletree Deakins, Labor, waste disposal lawyer, telecommunications industries attorney
Of Counsel
Ursula Kienbaum has spent her entire legal career representing and counseling  employers in traditional labor and employment law matters. Specializing in traditional labor relations,...
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Jean Kim, Litigation, Employment, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Associate
Jean Kim is an attorney in Ogletree Deakins’ Charleston, South Carolina office.  Jean grew up in Austin, Texas and moved to South Carolina during high school.  She graduated from Clemson...
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Amy C. Knapp, Ogletree Deakins, employment litigation attorney, governmental agencies compliance lawyer
Associate
Amy is an associate attorney at Ogletree Deakins in the Portland office. Amy represents employers in all aspects of employment litigation before federal and state courts as well as...
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Shareholder
Dawn Knepper is licensed in both California and Texas and she is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  She represents employers in all...
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Caroline Larsen, Litigation, Employment, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Shareholder
Caroline Larsen has litigated and defended clients in a wide variety of employment matters in various venues, including Arizona state court, various district courts, the Arizona Court of...
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Whitney Larson, Ogletree Deakins, non-immigrant visas, labor certification lawyer
Associate
Ms. Larson is an immigration associate in the Raleigh office. Her practice includes all aspects of U.S. corporate immigration law, including non-immigrant visas, labor certification, and...
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Kimberly Lehman, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
Kim Lehman represents management in all aspects of employment law and focuses her practice in the area of employment litigation. Ms. Lehman has experience representing management in a wide...
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Nancy Lester, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Law Litigation Attorney
Of Counsel
Nancy is Of Counsel in the firm's Richmond office. She focuses her practice on employment litigation and employment counseling. Nancy has experience defending employers against...
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Chad Li, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Austin, Immigration Law Attorney
Associate
Chad Li practices in the Austin office of Ogletree. His practice focuses on employment-based immigration matters, including assisting companies in managing non-immigrant visa matters, such...
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Richard Libert, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Of Counsel
Richard (Rick) Libert began his professional career as an employee benefits paralegal in Hartford, Connecticut, quickly determining to attend law school to become an attorney in this...
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Matthew Linton, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Of Counsel
Matthew Linton advises clients on a broad range of workplace and environmental safety and health issues, employment matters, and government investigations throughout the nation. He...
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Jeffrey Londa, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Houston, Labor and Employment Attorney
Office Managing Shareholder
Jeffrey C. Londa is a nationally recognized labor and employment lawyer. His practice focuses on all aspects of labor and employment law, including complex employment litigation, class/...
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Margaret S. Lopez, Ogletree Deakins, mining companies lawyer, gravel industries attorney
Office Managing Shareholder
Margo Lopez is the Managing Shareholder of the Washington, D.C. office and a long time workplace safety lawyer representing mining companies in the coal, metal, stone, sand and gravel...
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Katherine C. MacIlwaine, Ogletree Deakins, employment based immigration lawyer, Visa Advocacy,
Associate
Katherine joined Ogletree Deakins in December 2013.  She practices employment-based immigration law, working with U.S. and multinational companies to obtain temporary and permanent work...
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Patrick J. Maher, Ogletree Deakins, Federal Labor litigation Lawyer
Senior Counsel
Patrick Maher is senior counsel in the Dallas office of Ogletree Deakins.  He received a B.S. with highest honors from the University of Santa Clara and a J.D. with high honors from the...
Norma Manjarrez, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Law Litigation Attorney
Associate
Ms. Manjarrez is an attorney in the Chicago office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., where she assists management in a variety of labor and employment matters. Prior to...
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Malou P. Mararang, Employment Based Immigration Attorney, Ogletree Deakins, Law Firm
Associate
Malou is an associate attorney in the Raleigh office. Her practice is focused on employment-based immigration matters. Malou completed her undergraduate and law degrees in the Philippines....
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Lauren Marino, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Workplace Safety Attorney
Associate
Lauren Marino’s practice primarily involves advising management in matters of workplace safety and health and representing them before federal enforcement agencies. Ms. Marino graduated...
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Rebecca L. Marks, Ogletree Deakins, Multinational Corporate Lawyer, International Labor Attorney
Of Counsel
Rebecca Marks is a member of the International Practice Group, which provides worldwide labor and employment law support in over 100 countries. Her expertise includes crafting practical,...
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Tevis Marshall, Ogletree Deakins, reasonable accommodations lawyer, FMLA leave attorney, workplace investigations
Shareholder
Tevis Marshall is a founding member of the firm's Richmond office and focuses his practice on all aspects of traditional employment law. He regularly counsels employers on a broad range of...
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John Martin, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Law and Energy Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
John Martin focuses his practice on occupational safety and health compliance and litigation. He serves as national OSHA counsel for three publicly-traded companies, and has over 15 years...
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Michael L. Matula, employment litigation attorney, Ogletree Deakins, law firm
Shareholder
Michael Matula is a shareholder in the firm’s Kansas City office. Mike concentrates his practice in the areas of employment litigation and counseling. He has represented employers in a wide...
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Matthew E. McCarthy, Ogletree Deakins, Retail Industry Lawyer, labour Employment Attorney, Canada,
Associate
Matthew E. McCarthy is an Associate in the Toronto office of Ogletree Deakins.  Matthew received his Juris Doctor from the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor in 2014 and was called...
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Tibor Nagy, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Office Managing Shareholder
With decades of in-depth labor and employment law experience representing a wide range of employers, including the aerospace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, transportation, manufacturing...
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Leigh Nason, Federal Contractors, OFCCP, Ogletree Deakins, Shareholder, Attorney
Shareholder
Leigh Nason is a shareholder in the Columbia, South Carolina office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart, P.C., and chairs the firm’s Affirmative Action/OFCCP Compliance Practice...
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Diana Nehro, Employment Attorney, Global, Ogletree Deakins Law FIrm
Shareholder
Ms. Nehro is the Deputy to the Chair of the International Practice Group of Ogletree Deakins and is based in the firm’s Boston office. Ms. Nehro assists clients in efficiently and...
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Jennifer Nelson, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Jennifer A. Nelson represents public and private employers in all aspects of employment law, including several class action claims, involving: discrimination; harassment; wrongful...
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Rafael Nandel Flores, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Complex Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Rafael G. Nendel-Flores represents employers in complex litigation matters including wage-hour class actions, appellate litigation and employment tax controversies. Rafael’s practice also...
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Sarah R. Nichols, Ogletree Deakins, background checks lawyer, Workplace training attorney
Shareholder
Ms. Nichols is an attorney with 10 years of experience counseling and defending employers. She has an active advice practice, partnering with clients to develop and implement national and...
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Gwendolyn Nightengale, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Workplace Safety Attorney
Associate
Gwen Nightengale advises and represents management on workplace safety and health issues before federal enforcement agencies. Gwen graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of...
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Danielle Ochs, Ogletree Deakins, Employer Defense Lawyer, arbitration proceedings Attorney
Shareholder
Ms. Ochs works in the San Francisco office of Ogletree Deakins, where she is a Shareholder. She has nearly 20 years of experience as a civil litigator, with an emphasis on the defense of...
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Christopher W. Olmsted, Ogletree Deakins, Employment Law Compliance Attorney, Retaliation Claims Lawyer,
Shareholder
Christopher Olmsted is a shareholder in the firm's San Diego office. Mr. Olmsted helps businesses avoid employment-related legal claims by providing California employment law compliance...
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Sean Paisan is a trial attorney that specializes in helping employers through comprehensive and thoughtful representation. His diverse background in business, commercial, employment,...
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Jared Palmer, Class Action Defense, employment disputes, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Associate
Jared Palmer’s practice focuses on counseling and defending public and private companies in class action and single plaintiff employment disputes before administrative agencies and in state...
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Adam Pankratz, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Mr. Pankratz represents corporations and management in a myriad of employment-related and complex commercial matters, including litigation involving discrimination, retaliation, harassment...
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James, Jim, Paul, Litigator, EEOC, NLRB, DOJ, OSHA, Ogletree Deakins
Shareholder
Jim has extensive experience in handling labor and employment law litigation in federal and state courts, and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor...
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Senior Associate
Nicolas Peixoto is a senior associate of the Ogletree Deakins Paris office. He specializes in employment and social security law and his practice has led him to work on all employment law...
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Phillip Pemberton, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Immigration and Construction Attorney
Associate
Phil brings multiple years of experience working with companies to find creative solutions to solve problems. Before law school, Phil worked in a project management role in the construction...
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Kelly Pena, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Litigation Attorney
Associate
Kelly M. Peña is an associate attorney in the Miami office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Ms. Peña’s practice focuses primarily on employment litigation.  Ms. Peña...
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Lara Peppard, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Of Counsel
Lara Peppard advises and defends employers in labor and employment-related matters, including discrimination, retaliation, harassment, whistleblowing, reductions in force, and restrictive...
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Patti Perez, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Law and Conflict Resolution Attorney
Shareholder
Ms. Perez’s practice is dedicated exclusively to conflict resolution and conflict avoidance in the workplace. Her conflict resolution practice involves helping companies find solutions...
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Grant Petersen, Labor, Employment, Ogletree Deakins
Shareholder
Mr. Petersen represents and counsels employers regarding a broad range of U.S. and international labor and employment law issues, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption law...
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Hanna Raanan, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Wage Class Action Litigation Attorney
Associate
Ms. Raanan represents clients in complex wage and hour litigation, involving claims for employee misclassification, rounding violations, regular rate of pay issues, meal/rest period...
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Brian Radoff, Employment Litigator, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Shareholder
Brian has been practicing labor and employment law since 2000.  His practice focuses on employment litigation arising under Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in...
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David Raizman, Disability RIghts Practice, Attorney, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Shareholder
David Raizman is nationally known for his disability rights practice, specifically for his work under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In 2012, he was recognized by the Los...
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Keevin Reese, litigation, trade secrets, ogletree deakins law fitm
Shareholder
Kevin has 20 years’ experience as a civil litigator with a current emphasis on defending management in wage and hour class action cases where he continues to work as lead defense counsel...
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Steven Reid, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
Steve Reid counsels and represents employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters arising under federal and state laws. Steve graduated from the University of Denver Sturm...
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Michael J. Riccobono, Ogletree Deakins, multiplaintiff discrimination lawyer, harassment attorney
Associate
Michael J. Riccobono is an employment litigator who regularly defends employers against single- and multi-plaintiff discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, retaliation, and non-...
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Stephen Riga, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor Law and Privacy Attorney
Of Counsel
Mr. Riga concentrates his practice in the area of employee benefits and privacy and security issues. Mr. Riga's benefits practice includes work with funds and employers to design, maintain...
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Grace Ristuccia, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employee Benefits Attorney
Associate
Ms. Ristuccia assists clients on a variety of compliance, administration, and plan design issues for all types of employee benefit plans, including qualified plans, non-qualified plans,...
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Emily Robinson, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Immigration Attorney
Associate
Emily L. Robinson is an attorney in our Immigration Practice Group at the Raleigh Ogletree Deakins office.  She focuses her practice on employment-based immigration.  Emily assists domestic...
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Alfred B. Robinson, Jr., Ogletree Deakins, Employment Compliance Lawyer, recordkeeping requirements attorney
Shareholder
Mr. Robinson has practiced labor and employment law and advised business clients on employment compliance issues for most of his career.  His practice focuses on wage and hour matters and...
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Lowell Sachs, Practice Support Manager, Client Services, Ogletree Deakins
Practice Support Manager
Mr. Sachs is a Practice Support Manager with the firm’s Client Services department. In this role he works with attorneys across the firm and with other client services professionals to...
919-787-9700
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Stefano Sandoval, labor, employment attorney, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Associate
Stefano Sandoval Malori joined Ogletree Deakins in January 2016. Prior to that, Stefano joined a small local law firm as Partner of the Labor, Employment and Social Security Practice Group...
(+52)55-9171-1510
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Arthur Sapper, Administrative and Regulatory Attorney, Ogletree Deakins, Law Firm
Of Counsel
Arthur G. Sapper is Senior Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Ogletree Deakins, where he practices administrative and regulatory law. Art focuses his practice on all areas of...
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Robert Sar, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Office Managing Shareholder
Bob is a seasoned litigator and trial attorney who represents clients on all aspects of labor and employment law.  He has taken numerous cases to winning verdict in jury trials, arbitration...
919-789-3160
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Rajula Sati, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Immigration Attorney
Of Counsel
Ms. Sati has provided immigration-related advice to Fortune Global 500 companies in the multimedia, beverage and automobile manufacturing industries. In addition, she has counseled finance...
212-492-2076
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Diane M. Saunders, Ogletree Deakins, Labor Litigation Issues Lawyer, non-profit organizations attorney
Shareholder
Diane Saunders is a Shareholder in the Boston office. Ms. Saunders is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Retail Practice Group, and a member of the firm’s Steering Committees for the Class Action...
617-994-5704
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Shabri Sharma, Ogletree Deakins, employment discrimination claims lawyer, mandatory arbitration policies attorney
Associate
Shabri Sharma is an Associate in the New York City office, where she represents and advises management in all aspects of employment law. Ms. Sharma has experience in advising and counseling...
212-492-2097
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Robert M. Shea, Ogletree Deakins, Lawful Termination Lawyer, worker misclassification attorney
Shareholder
Bob Shea is a Shareholder in the Boston office of Ogletree Deakins. Bob’s practice includes working closely with clients to develop best practices, and providing advice on discipline and...
617-994-5722
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Evan J. Shenkman, Ogletree Deakins, Knowledge Management Counsel, Creative Processes Manager
Senior Manager
Evan J. Shenkman is a member of Ogletree Deakins’ Knowledge Management Department, serving as the firm’s Senior Manager of Knowledge Management Counsel and Research.  In his role, Mr....
973-656-1600
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Nonnie Shivers, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Litigation Attorney
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Nonnie partners with employers and managers in three primary ways: litigation avoidance through proactive counseling and training; investigations and resolutions when pre-litigation...
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Caroline Tang, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Immigration Law Attorney
Shareholder
Caroline Tang practices in the Austin office of Ogletree Deakins. She has spent her entire career representing multinational corporations sponsoring foreign national employees, with a focus...
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Andrew E. Tanick, Ogletree Deakins, severance negotiations lawyer, employment policies attorney
Shareholder
Andy Tanick has over 25 years of experience defending employment claims and helping employers develop effective policies and avoid litigation. He advises businesses of all sizes on issues...
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Justin T. Tarka, Employment Matters Attorney, Ogletree Deakins, Law Firm
Associate
Justin Tarka is an associate in the London office of Ogletree Deakins. He advises clients across a range of sectors on a variety of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters....
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Christopher L. Thomas, Immigration Law Attorney, Ogletree Deakins, Law firm
Shareholder
Mr. Thomas practices exclusively in the area of immigration law.  He represents companies throughout the world in developing global mobility policies, securing necessary work visas and...
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Michael Thomas, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Law Attorney
Associate
Michael’s practice focuses on representation of employers in wage and hour class actions and PAGA claims. Michael also advises and defends employers on all aspects of labor and employment...
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Charles Thompson, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Law Attorney
Shareholder
Charles L. Thompson IV counsels and defends employers in wrongful termination, discrimination, and other employment-related matters.  These areas include trade secrets and unfair...
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Matthew Thorne, Ogletree Deakins, Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
Matt Thorne's practice focuses exclusively on occupational safety and health law. He counsels employers in numerous areas of OSHA regulatory compliance, namely, process safety management (...
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Corey N. Thrush, Ogletree Deakins, employment attorney, general business litigation lawyer
Associate
Corey Thrush’s practice focuses on employment counseling as well as employment and general business litigation. She counsels clients on a wide range of employment issues and represents...
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Todd Torres, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Litigation Attorney
Associate
Todd Torres is an associate in the Boston office where he focuses his practice on employment litigation.  He offers advice and provides representation before both state and federal courts...
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Ashley Totorica, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Law and Litigation Attorney
Associate
Ashley Totorica is an associate in the Stamford office of Ogletree Deakins. His practice encompasses the full range of employment law counseling and litigation. Mr. Totorica defends...
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Alix Udelson, Employment Attorney, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Associate
Alix is an Associate in the Houston office. She represents and counsels employers in a variety of employment matters. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Alix served as in-house counsel for...
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Hal D. Ungar, Ogletree Deakins, personal injury attorney, insurance law
Associate
Hal D. Ungar brings eight years of practical experience to his diverse practice, which includes the fields of labor and employment, construction, admiralty, personal injury and insurance...
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Evan Van Gorder, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Litigation Attorney
Associate
L. Evan Van Gorder represents corporations in employment-related and complex commercial matters, including litigation involving discrimination, wage and hour, wrongful discharge and other...
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Danielle Vanderzanden, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor Law and Privacy Attorney
Shareholder
Ms. Vanderzanden is a Shareholder in the Boston office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Data Privacy practice group.  She specializes in the areas of privacy, restrictive covenant, wage and hour...
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Thomas Vasiljevich, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor Law Attorney
Shareholder
Thomas Vasiljevich is a shareholder in the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group and has nearly 30 years of experience representing and advising clients on a...
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Timothy Verrall, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Data Privacy and Employment Law Attorney
Shareholder
Timothy G. Verrall is a shareholder in the Houston office of Ogletree Deakins where he advises a diverse range of clients on a wide variety of employee benefit plan issues arising under...
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Melina has extensive experience in a broad range of immigration law, with a focus on employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions. Melina’s practice includes partnering with...
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Karen Vossler, Ogletree Deakins, Employment Law and Litigation Attorney
Of Counsel
Karen Vossler represents domestic and global employers in a variety of industries across the spectrum of employment and traditional labor law matters.  Drawing from a wealth of both in-...
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Candace S. Walker, Ogletree Deakins, Corporation Counsel, Labor Employment Matters Lawyer
Of Counsel
Ms. Walker began her career as a lawyer as a law clerk to the Hon. V. Sue Shields, Indiana Court of Appeals. Before joining Ogletree Deakins in 2000, she was an Assistant Corporation...
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Nicole Welch, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Associate
Nicole Welch is an associate in the New York City office.  Ms. Welch has considerable experience litigating employment discrimination disputes, including matters arising under Title VII,...
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Ashley Wenger Slaba, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Law Attorney
Of Counsel
Ashley Wenger-Slaba advises and represents large and small employers on a wide variety of employment law matters. Having spent a period of time in house, Ashley draws on that experience to...
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Steven Williams, Ogletree Deakins, Denver, Business Immigration Visa Lawyer, high-tech fields Attorney
Associate
Steven’s broad-ranging experience with immigration practice stems from his work within institutions of higher education and the federal government prior to joining Ogletree Deakins. His...
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Thornell Williams, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Law Attorney
Shareholder
Thornell Williams began his legal career with Ogletree in 2005.  His practice currently involves providing strategic advice and representation to management clients in traditional labor...
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Cole Wist, Ogletree Daikins Law Firm, Employment Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Cole Wist has more than 25 years of litigation experience in state and federal courts across the country.  His primary practice areas are workplace safety and health and employment...
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Jennifer Woodruff, Background Check Attorney, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Of Counsel
As a member of the firm’s Background Check Advice team, Jennifer offers practical, real-world advice on analyzing, drafting, and implementing valid background check authorization and...
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Stephen Woods, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Greenville, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Stephen Woods represents and counsels companies on a wide range of labor and employment law issues—though a significant focus of his practice is on background checks (counseling and...
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Luther Wright Jr, Ogletree Deakins, Employment Litigation Lawyer, Collective action Attorney
Of Counsel
After graduating from Vanderbilt University School of Law, Luther Wright, Jr. began his career with a general practice firm in the litigation section. He spent the first several years of...
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Marc Zaken, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Office Managing Shareholder
Marc Zaken is the Managing Shareholder of the Stamford office of Ogletree Deakins. For over 30 years, Marc has exclusively represented management clients in labor and employment law matters...
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David Zwisler, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Attorney
Of Counsel
David Zwisler is a trusted senior leader, legal advisor, and strategist with an 18-year history of navigating the complexities of compliance and developing practical solutions. Mr. Zwisler...
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