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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.

Premier client service is a firm tradition and remains our top priority.

Our attorneys pledge to:

  • Understand your business and objectives.
  • Focus on and anticipate your needs.
  • Collaborate to develop creative business solutions.
  • Harness technology and innovation to better serve your interests.
  • Communicate in a timely and effective manner.
  • Provide quality representation with exceptional value.
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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Of Counsel

Shirin Aboujawde graduated from Boston University in 2004, followed by Saint John’s University School of Law in 2007. She was admitted to practice in New York shortly thereafter. Following…
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Associate
Carlos Bacio is an associate in the Orange County office of Ogletree Deakins. Carlos represents employers in a wide array of labor and employment law matters in state and federal court as…
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Of Counsel
Nora M. Villalpando Badillo joined Ogletree Deakins in July 2019. Previously, she was a partner in a local boutique firm where she led the Labor Practice in consulting and litigation (2019…
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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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Jana Baker represents employers on all matters impacting their employees under federal and state labor and employment laws, including compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the…
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Associate
Madi Bakker is an associate attorney in Ogletree Deakins' Washington, D.C. office. Ms.Bakker is a native of Greeneville, Tennessee. She graduated with honors from the University of…
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Associate
Steven is an employment litigation associate in Ogletree Deakins’ Indianapolis office. He defends employers against allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage-and-hour…
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Of Counsel
Brenda Bannon is of counsel in the Seattle office of Ogletree Deakins and joined the firm in March 2019. Ms. Bannon’s practice has emphasized the defense of municipal and other governmental…
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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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Rico represents employers in all facets of employment law.  He provides proactive compliance counseling, and when necessary vigorously represents employers in all phases of litigation in…
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Ms. Barrett represents employers in a broad spectrum of employment-related matters including wage and hour disputes, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with…
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Associate
Lorenzo Cabantog is an associate in the Boston office where he focuses on employment litigation, labor management relations, and counseling.  In his litigation practice, Lorenzo has…
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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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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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Andre’ B. Caldwell is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice focuses on all aspects of civil and criminal litigation in state and federal court. He has tried to a jury verdict over 20…
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Associate
Ms. Caldwell is an associate in the firm’s Employee Benefits Group and assists clients on a variety of compliance, administration, and plan design issues including qualified plans,…
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Associate
Audrey Calkins represents corporations and management in various types of litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies. After her clerkship for U.S. District Judge S.…
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Associate
Marquita joined Ogletree Deakins’ immigration practice group in May 2013. Marquita’s experience includes a full range of business immigration matters in a variety of industries, including…
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Associate
Alessandra Carbajal joined the firm as an associate in March 2022, where she practices business immigration law. She is a 2018 graduate of Brigham Young University, where she majored in…
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Kelly M. Cardin is an associate in the Stamford office of Ogletree Deakins. Her practice focuses on representing employers in a wide range of disputes, including those involving…
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Associate
Amanda Cardwell is an associate attorney in our Houston office and a member of Ogletree Deakins’ immigration practice group. Amanda works with corporate clients to obtain permanent…
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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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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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Jackie Damm is a shareholder in the Portland office of Ogletree Deakins. Jackie focuses her practice on all aspects of traditional labor law, including representing both public and private…
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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
Bret is an attorney in the firm’s Richmond office.  He focuses his practice on traditional employment matters.  Bret has experience working in areas including Title VII, the Equal Pay Act,…
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Associate
Dan is a Stamford, Connecticut based associate in the Cross-Border Practice Group, a team of attorneys based in five countries dealing with employment and mobility issues involving two or…
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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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After graduating from law school in 1987, Tom Davis began his legal career at Ogletree Deakins and is currently the practice group leader of the firm’s Traditional Labor Practice Group. Mr…
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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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Frank Davis is Board Certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His clients know he is ready to use his knowledge to manage a crisis on a moment’s…
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Associate
Miah Eaton is an associate attorney in the Denver office of Ogletree Deakins. She focuses her practice on employment-based immigration matters. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Miah…
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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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Shareholder
Michael Oliver Eckard is a shareholder in the Charleston and Atlanta offices and has been an employment lawyer at Ogletree his entire legal career. Michael represents companies in labor,…
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Associate
Rachel Ehlermann is an Associate at Ogletree Deakins' Indianapolis office. Rachel represents employers in both labor and employment-related matters. She has experience working with clients…
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Of Counsel

Bob Ellerbrock focuses his practice on employee benefits and ERISA.  He regularly  advises clients concerning qualified retirement plans (401(k), defined benefit, 403(b)),  non-qualified…
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Associate
Kyle is a senior attorney in the firm’s Richmond office. He focuses his practice on employment litigation and employment counseling, and advises employers on a broad spectrum of workplace…
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Of Counsel
Cameron W. Ellis is Of Counsel at Ogletree Deakins' Atlanta office. Cam Ellis devotes the majority of his practice to representing federal contractors and subcontractors in compliance…
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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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Rebecca advises on both contentious and non-contentious employment matters and data privacy.
Rebecca trained at the UK’s largest boutique employment firm and gained experience working on…
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Ogletree Deakins’ employment lawyers are experienced in all aspects of employment law, from day-to-day advices to complex employment litigation. Our litigation practice includes deep…
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Office Managing Shareholder
Elizabeth Falcone is a shareholder with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.  Ms. Falcone represents private and public employers in all aspects of employment law, including…
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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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Associate
Bryce Farrington is an associate in the Orange County office of Ogletree Deakins. Mr. Farrington represents and counsels employers in a wide range of labor and employment law matters. He…
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Special Counsel
Alex Cruz Farris grew up overseas, and received his J.D. in 2014 from Stetson University College of law with a concentration in international law. Alex worked as a litigation associate…
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Shareholder
David B. Feldman is a Shareholder in the New York City office of Ogletree Deakins. Dave represents management before federal and state courts and administrative agencies at the federal,…
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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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Associate
Lina Fernandez is a member of the Cross-Border Practice Group at Ogletree Deakins, providing labor and employment law advice and solutions to clients around the globe. She is based in the…
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Associate
Jesse Ferrantella is an associate in the San Diego office of Ogletree Deakins. He represents employers in all aspects of employment law, including wage-and-hour matters, employment…
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Associate
Nicole Fink is an associate attorney in Ogletree Deakins’ Morristown office. Nicole is a member of the Immigration law practice group where she advises multinational corporate clients on…
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Counsel
Ayu is Counsel in the Raleigh, N.C. office’s immigration practice. Ayu focuses her practice on employment-based immigration benefits. Before joining Ogletree Deakins, Ayu represented a…
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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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Associate
Catherine represents employers in a wide variety of employment matters in both state and federal court in addition to matters before state and administrative agencies. Catherine’s practice…
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Associate
José is a labor and employment attorney with significant experience representing both employers and individuals in all matters arising out of the employment relationship, including claims…
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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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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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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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Of Counsel
David Augustus Garcia has represented many Fortune 500 companies in complex employment matters. He has experience defending management, government entities, and other clients in claims…
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Assocaite
Alex Gardella is an associate attorney in the Ogletree Deakins Cleveland office. Alex represents employers of all sizes in litigation involving allegations of wrongful termination,…
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Of Counsel
Dennis Gardner draws upon his training and experience as both an engineer and lawyer to serve his clients in private sector and governmental organizations.  Prior to joining Ogletree…
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Of Counsel
Ms. Garger represents and counsels employers with employment issues, including employee discipline and termination, wrongful discharge cases, employment discrimination complaints, religious…
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Associate
Jamie Haar is an Associate in Ogletree Deakins' New York City office. Ms. Haar's practice focuses on representing employers in labor and employment matters including discrimination,…
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Sarah Hale advises public and private employers throughout Oregon and Washington on a wide variety of workplace-related matters. She has extensive experience counseling clients on day-to-…
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Senior Counsel
Brooke K. Haley defends employers against claims for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, hostile work environment, wrongful termination, misappropriation of trade secrets, restrictive…
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Counsel
Emily Halliday is an attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Ogletree Deakins. Emily is a member of the firm’s Affirmative Action and OFCCP Compliance Practice Group, whose experienced…
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Of Counsel
Andrew Halverson brings more than a decade of wide-ranging legal experience on matters across the spectrum in general business and corporate, mineral, property, and employment law.  He has…
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Of Counsel
Jaclyn Hamlin is of counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Ogletree Deakins. She represents management in all aspects of employment litigation and traditional labor law, including at…
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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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Associate
Sachiko Hanamura is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office. They specialize in preparing in-depth legal arguments in support of filed petitions and preparing appeals to the…
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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
Heather is an associate in the London office of Ogletree Deakins. She advises on both contentious and non-contentious employment matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Heather trained at a…
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Of Counsel
Allison Ianni is Of Counsel in the New York City office of Ogletree Deakins, where she represents and advises management in all aspects of employment law.  Ms. Ianni regularly defends…
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Attorney
John Illingworth is of counsel in the Toronto office of Ogletree Deakins. His practice includes a broad range of labour and employment issues, with a special focus on labour relations and…
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Articling Student
Gloria is an articling student in the Toronto office of Ogletree Deakins.
Gloria holds a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Health and Disease,…
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Associate
Ethan Isaac focuses his practice on helping clients navigate a variety of labor and employment related challenges and disputes.  Ethan has experience defending employers against allegations…
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Associate
Fefe is driven by a deep-rooted passion for litigation and a keen focus on labor and employment matters. Her journey into the world of litigation began during her time at Marquette Law…
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Associate
Vik is an associate in the Philadelphia office of Ogletree Deakins. He represents employers in disputes in federal and state courts and administrative tribunals with respect to a variety of…
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Associate
Javier Jalice joined Ogletree Deakins as an Associate Attorney in the firm’s New Orleans, Louisiana office in 2018. Javier represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law,…
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Johnnie has extensive experience in every aspect of employment law, including advising corporate clients on wage and hour issues, the myriad of leave laws under state and federal law, COVID…
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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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Associate
Jazmyne is an associate in the San Francisco office of Ogletree Deakins.  She has represented both private and public employers on a wide range of employment law claims including…
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Associate
Davis represents and advises employers on matters of workplace safety and health.  His practice includes providing guidance on federal and state OSHA compliance, challenging citations, and…
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Associate
Ms. Jensen represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment litigation, including employment discrimination, retaliation, and wage-and-hour matters before various state and…
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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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Sarah Kadel advises on all aspects of corporate and employment-based immigration law. She also has significant experience counseling employers on the development and implementation of…
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Associate

Ajente Kamalanathan is an Associate in the Ogletree Deakins Washington D.C. offices.

*Currently licensed in Virginia only.
Practice Groups
Employment Law
Education


J.D., American…
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Of Counsel
Christina is an experienced employment litigator who defends businesses against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination.  Christina practices in federal…
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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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Associate
Jake Kanyusik practices immigration law in the Denver office of Ogletree Deakins. He has extensive experience providing strategic counsel to both corporate and individual clients on both…
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Roshni concentrates her practice on defending management in all types of employment litigation. Roshni has represented employers facing single- and multi-plaintiff discrimination suits as…
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Counsel
Mami Kato maintains a litigation-focused practice in the area of labor and employment law. She has successfully represented clients in state and federal courts both at the trial and…
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Associate
Jennifer Katz represents and advises employers in all aspects of employment law. In addition to her experience representing employers in single-plaintiff litigation on claims of wrongful…
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Of Counsel
Jennifer Kay is of counsel in the Chicago office of Ogletree Deakins where she specializes in employment law. Jennifer litigates employment-related disputes in a variety of jurisdictions…
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Mr. Keeney defends employers in all employment law matters, including class and representative actions, discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, and government agency…
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Senior Counsel
Monica has many years of experience representing clients in all aspects of business litigation, including labor and employment and consumer finance litigation at both the trial and…
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Of Counsel
Leslie Lajewski is Of Counsel at Ogletree Deakins' Morristown office. She has represented employers nationwide in litigation, agency and ADR matters for more than twenty years. She is…
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Associate
Tina earned her J.D. and M.B.A. in May 2012 from Samford University, where she served as an Associate Editor and later as an Articles Editor for the American Journal of Trial Advocacy. She…
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Associate
Kristyn is an associate in the firm’s New Orleans office, where she represents employers in a variety of employment law matters, including employment discrimination, retaliation, and wage-…
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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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Associate
Cynthia Lange joined the Berlin office of Ogletree Deakins as an associate lawyer in March 2020. Since June 2019, she has been supporting the Berlin office as a law clerk. She advises…
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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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Anne Larson is a Shareholder in the firm’s Chicago office.  Anne concentrates her practice on management-side labor and employment matters and defends discrimination, retaliation,…
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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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Associate
Thibaud Lauxerois is an associate in the Paris office of Ogletree Deakins. He advises and litigates for French and international companies on the various aspects of labor law, on both…
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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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Associate
Eric Mackie is an experienced litigator in the Chicago office of Ogletree Deakins, where he practices both preventative compliance and aggressive litigation to achieve the best possible…
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Of Counsel

Of Counsel || San Antonio

Rebecca defends and prosecutes employment-related claims on behalf of employers of all sizes, across diverse industries, at the administrative, state court, and…
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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…
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Associate
Mr. Mahoney is a member of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation group. He focuses on employment tax matters at both the federal and state levels, the review of labor and tax…
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Associate
Shu Ying focuses on employment-based immigration matters and has experience with immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, PERM, and family-based immigration. She has worked with various clients…
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Associate
Ed Majewski advises employers on a broad range of employment issues, including pre-employment and hiring issues, employment contracts, workplace policies, non-competition and non-…
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Associate
Derek joined the immigration practice at Ogletree Deakins in March 2021. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, he exclusively practiced immigration law at a large international law firm. Derek…
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Associate
Stephan Makowka has been a lawyer in the Berlin office of Ogletree Deakins since December 2023.
Stephan advises on all matters of individual and collective employment law. This includes…
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Associate
Marco Malesci is an associate in the Corporate Practice Group in the Milan office. He advises domestic and international clients on corporate and commercial law matters, with a particular…
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Associate
Michael represents management in employment-related disputes before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in both New Jersey and New York. He has defended large and small…
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Shareholder
Michael Nader is a shareholder in the firm’s Sacramento office.  A highly skilled litigator, advisor, counselor, and trainer, Mr. Nader represents employers in employment-related litigation…
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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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Associate
Michael embraces challenges and enjoys assisting clients navigate unique legal issues. Michael represents employers in a variety of labor & employment litigation, including suits under…
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Shareholder
Sean Nalty is a member of Ogletree Deakins’ Life, Health, Disability, ERISA and Employee Benefits practice. For more than 25 years, Sean has defended against claims of bad faith, and…
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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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Associate
Aaron Nava is an associate attorney at Ogletree. Prior to joining the firm as an attorney, Aaron was a summer associate in 2019. After his summer associate stint, Aaron continued to clerk…
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Of Counsel
Christopher (“Chris”) Near works closely with employers to provide advice and representation on employment-related issues that may arise under state or federal statute, regulation, or…
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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 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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Counsel
Since joining the firm in 2017, Mary has successfully defended numerous discrimination claims brought in federal court as well as before administrative agencies under Title VII of the Civil…
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Of Counsel
Jill O'Brien focuses on defense of ERISA claims and employment cases. She has extensive experience litigating complex and high-stakes civil matters. She has litigated numerous Ninth Circuit…
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Associate

Kyle O'Brien is an associate in the firm’s Kansas City office. Previously, Kyle clerked for four federal judges (two district & two magistrate) in the United States District Court for…
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Associate
Caitlin L. O’Fallon is an associate in Ogletree Deakins’ New York office. Her practice includes the representation of management in employment litigation matters before state and federal…
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Shareholder
Daniel O’Meara is a Shareholder in the Philadelphia office of Ogletree Deakins. Dan has been a practicing attorney for nearly 30 years, with extensive experience in employment litigation,…
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Associate
Osaro Obaseki (he/him/his) is a labour and employment lawyer at Ogletree Deakins’ Toronto office. He is called to the bar in British Columbia. Osaro assists employers on a wide range of…
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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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Partner
Kimberley K. Odums is an associate in the Boston office where she focuses her practice on employment litigation and counseling, and Data Privacy work.  In litigation, she defends clients in…
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Associate
Lauren Oldham represents employers in all areas of labor and employment litigation, and has regularly assisted employers in investigating and responding to charges of harassment,…
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Immigration Attorney
Vanessa’s practice includes a full range of business immigration matters in a variety of industries, including information technology, biotechnology, life sciences, manufacturing, and…
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Associate
Anna is an associate in the San Francisco office of Ogletree Deakins. She has experience defending employers through all stages of litigation, as well as significant experience in…
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Associate
Caroline Page joined the firm as an associate in January 2020, where she practices in the area of business immigration law.  She is a 2013 graduate of the University of South Carolina,…
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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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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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Associate
Casey McCluskey Parker is an Associate in the Nashville office of Ogletree Deakins, where she represents employers and management in wide variety of employment matters.
Casey uses her…
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Associate
Walter’s legal practice focuses on employee benefits and executive compensation. He assists employers with a variety of health and welfare benefits plan issues, including plan…
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Of Counsel
Aimee Blanchard Parsons’ practice focuses on defending employers in state and federal court against discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, trade secret, restrictive…
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For 20 years, Jay has advised companies on a variety of workplace issues including preparing and enforcing non-competition agreements, dealing with complex employee leave issues, defending…
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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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Associate
Marie Paulin joined the Ogletree Deakins Paris office in July 2017. Marie advises French companies and subsidiaries of international groups on the various aspects of labor law, both on…
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Associate
Amanda joined Ogletree Deakins’ Cleveland, Ohio office in September 2013.  Amanda represents employers in all types of employment litigation in both federal and state courts, in labor and…
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Shareholder
Stephen is a shareholder in Ogletree Deakins’ Houston office and is Board Certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Stephen focuses primarily on…
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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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Associate
Alexander is an associate in Ogletree Deakins’ Morristown office. Alexander has experience representing clients in cases in both state and federal courts, including those involving the New…
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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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Associate
Ms. Rahimi’s experience includes extensive motion practice, representation at settlement conferences and issuing and responding to oral and written discovery.  In addition to courtroom…
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Associate
Ellen’s practice focuses on representing employers in a variety of employment law matters. A skilled litigator, Ellen devotes a substantial amount of her practice to employment litigation.…
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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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Associate
Anna joined the Boston office of Ogletree Deakins as an associate in 2020. She represents employers in all aspects of federal and state employment litigation, as well as before…
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Michael (“Mike”) Ray represents and counsels employers on the full spectrum of labor and employment matters. Mike regularly litigates class and collective actions under federal and state…
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Marketing Counsel
As Marketing Counsel, Madeline is a member of Ogletree Deakins’ Client Services department and is involved in the firm’s Request for Proposal (RFP) process.  In addition, she works with…
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Associate
Rabia is a passionate employment law associate in the Sacramento office of Ogletree Deakins.  Her practice is focused on employment litigation, with a particular focus on wage and hour…
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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…
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Valerie Salcido is an Immigration associate in the Austin office of Ogletree Deakins. She has experience providing strategic counsel to corporate clients on employment-based matters,…
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Associate
Dana Salmonson focuses her practice on defending employers against current and former employees in all aspects of employment litigation. She has extensive experience representing her…
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Shareholder
Mr. Samson has represented management in all aspects of labor and employment law for over 27 years with a particular emphasis on traditional labor law. He has also litigated cases before…
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Associate
Laura Grubb Sandman is an associate in the firm’s Dallas office, where she advises and represents companies in a broad range of labor and employment matters including wage and hour…
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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…
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Shareholder
Robert Sands has spent his entire career at Ogletree representing the interests of management in all aspects of labor and employment law.  Robert served for nearly a decade as the managing…
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Associate
Sara focuses her practice on defending labor and employment law matters involving wage and hour claims, discrimination, harassment and wrongful discharge in state and federal courts and…
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Shareholder
Jennifer Santa Maria is a Shareholder in the San Diego office.
Ms. Santa Maria represents employers of all sizes in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment litigation…
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Shareholder
Ms. Santen is the co-chair of the firm’s Class and Collective Action Practice Group. She focuses her practice on developing winning strategies for the defense of large-scale class and…
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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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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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Associate
Lee Tankle is a senior associate in Ogletree Deakins’ Philadelphia office. Employers count on Lee to provide sound strategic advice regarding a wide variety of employment-related matters in…
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Associate
Corey represents employers of all sizes in state and federal court litigation and administrative proceedings. She routinely provides counsel regarding employment discrimination claims,…
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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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Associate
Brad Tharpe is a native St. Louisan raised in University City. Brad earned his bachelor’s degree at Marquette University, then chose to serve in the Alumni Service Corps, a service teaching…
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Shareholder
David P. Thatcher is a seasoned litigation attorney who represents clients in sophisticated business litigation matters. He also advises employers concerning all aspects of employment law…
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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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Associate
Chris Thomas joined the firm's Columbia, South Carolina, office in 2013. He has represented management in litigation involving a range of employment-related claims, including Title VII, the…
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Associate

Allen is an associate in the firm’s Raleigh, North Carolina office.  His practice primarily focuses on representing management in labor and employment law litigation.  A large portion of…
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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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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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Shareholder
Sean has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law since 2006, and was named one of the Best Lawyers in America in 2021, 2022, and 2023 for…
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Associate
Ashley Urquijo is an associate in the Raleigh office of Ogletree Deakins. Ms. Urquijo’s practice focuses on employment-based immigration applications, including H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, and E-3…
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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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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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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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Of Counsel
Oscar Margáin Vega joined Ogletree Deakins in January 2016. Prior to that, Oscar worked at a local boutique as Senior Associate of the Labor Litigation and Employment Consulting Area (2015…
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Associate
Olivia joined Ogletree Deakins as an associate in 2021. She represents employers in a wide range of litigation matters, including allegations of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and…
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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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Associate
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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Associate
Victoria has experience in federal and state courts on a diverse range of matters, including insurance claims, commercial disputes, and employment litigation. Victoria represents employers…
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Eva von Muellern is a senior associate at the Ogletree Deakins’ office in Berlin. She advises national and international clients on all aspects of German individual and collective…
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Associate
Robert Vorhees is an associate in the Orange County office of Ogletree Deakins. His practice focuses on employment litigation as well as advice and counseling. Mr. Vorhees has experience in…
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Associate
Ryan is an associate in the firm’s Richmond, Virginia office. Ryan’s practice focuses on counseling clients and defending employers in state and federal court on a variety of employment and…
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Of Counsel
Bethany Wagner is an experienced employment lawyer, focusing on both employment litigation and preventive advice, counseling, and training. A former collegiate athletic department executive…
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Counsel
David “Dave” Wagner is a counsel attorney in the Denver office of Ogletree Deakins. Dave focuses his practice on business immigration and represents clients in a wide-range of immigrant and…
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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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Associate
Darius Walker, Jr. is an Associate at Ogletree Deakins' Nashville office. He focuses his practice on representing employers in labor and employment matters, including litigation involving…
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Associate
Abbey Wallach represents employers of all sizes on all matters impacting their employees under federal and state law, including compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the…
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Shareholder
Leslie Wallis has represented employers in all aspects of employment law. Leslie joined Ogletree Deakins in 2007 as part of the merger of Ogletree Deakins and Lewis Fisher Henderson &…
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Shareholder
David Walston is a shareholder in the Birmingham office of Ogletree Deakins — practicing exclusively in this particular arena for more than 30 years. He regularly defends businesses in…
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Of Counsel
Corona Wang practices immigration law in the Boston office of Ogletree Deakins. She possesses extensive experience in employment and family-based immigration, supporting mid-sized and large…
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Of Counsel
Jody Ward-Rannow represents large corporate clients and small local businesses in matters involving all aspects of labor and employment law including disability, race, and gender/pregnancy…
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Associate
Jenny Xia is an associate in Ogletree Deakins’ New York office.
Ms. Xia graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as an Executive Editor of the Journal of…
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Associate
Jennifer Yanni has spent the entirety of her legal career litigating labor and employment issues. She began her practice representing plaintiffs against national corporations and second-…
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Associate
Ina Young began her legal career in Germany where she specialized in corporate law. Now, she focuses her practice on representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. Young…
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Associate
Maggie Young is an associate in the Kansas City office of Ogletree Deakins.
Maggie grew up in the Kansas City area and attended the University of Kansas where she obtained bachelor’s…
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Senior Marketing Counsel
In the Senior Marketing Counsel role, Zachary develops strategy for the firm’s blog and other content. He serves as a lead writer for articles and blog posts for publication on the firm’s…
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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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Shareholder
Lauren Zeldin practices primarily in the areas of employment discrimination and wage and hour litigation, including the representation of employers in connection with race, sex, age,…
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Shareholder
Mr. Zwetsch is a litigator, counselor, and business advisor.  He combines a diverse background in employment law and human resource management to defend and counsel employers facing…
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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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The National Law Review names Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. a 2022 Go-To Thought Leader for their coverage of coronavirus news in Ontario, Canada. Authors Michael Comartin and Gloria Ilunga detailed the complicated state of Ontario’s COVID-19 testing and lockdown guidance, including the landscape surrounding mandatory remote work, gathering limits, capacity limits, and more. The article saw upwards of 35,000 readers, demonstrating the ongoing importance and widespread need for thought leadership addressing COVID rules and regulations.

 

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