October 22, 2020

Volume X, Number 296

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


2019 Go To Thought Leader AwardOgletree 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.

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

Rodrigo de la Concha Alvarez, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Mexico, Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
Rodrigo de la Concha Alvarez joined Ogletree Deakins in September of 2014. Previously, Rodrigo worked in private practice at a leading law firm in Mexico City in the Labor, Social Security...
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Fauzia Amlani, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Immigration Law Attorney Atlanta, GA
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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Maria Anastas Labor Lawyer Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Shareholder
Maria Anastas is a traditional labor law expert and former NLRB attorney. The overwhelming majority of her practice is focused on representing employers before the NLRB and during union...
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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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Christopher Anderson, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Charleston, Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
Chris Anderson is a member of the International Practice Group, which provides worldwide labor and employment law support in over 100 countries. His international practice expertise...
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Karla Turner Anderson, Employment Attorney, Affirmative Action, Ogletree Deakins, Charlotte, North Carolina, Law FIrm
Associate
Karla Turner Anderson represents employers in a wide range of employment matters. Karla's representative experience includes: Drafting and revising employer affirmative action policies for...
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Deborah Andrews Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Attorney Ogletree Deakins Washington D.C.
Of Counsel
*Licensed to practice in North Carolina and Georgia only. Practice in D.C. under supervision pursuant to Rule 49 of the D.C. Court of Appeals. Ms. Andrews’ practice encompasses a broad...
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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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Andre Appel Labor & Employment Lawyer Ogletree Deakins law Firm Berlin
Counsel
Andre Appel has been working as a certified specialist for employment law at the Berlin office of Ogletree Deakins International LLP since January 2020. He advises national and...
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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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cara barrick, ogletree deakins, of counsel, california, employment law, employment lawyer, san francisco, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP, HR
Of Counsel
Cara Barrick is Of Counsel in the firm’s San Francisco office.  She has extensive experience representing businesses of all sizes in employment law compliance issues, including counseling...
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Joseph L. Beachboard Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Torrance, CA
Managing Director
Joseph (“Joe”) Beachboard is a nationally recognized expert on labor and employment law issues who joined Ogletree Deakins in 2001.  He helps employers avoid work-related legal exposure,...
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Lucy Bednarek Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Of Counsel
Lucy defends employers and management in a wide array of litigation matters with a particular emphasis on employment and civil rights litigation. She is skilled at litigating complex cases...
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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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Michael H. Bell Shareholder Denver, Dallas Traditional Labor Relations, Employment Law, Litigation
Shareholder
Michael (“Mike”) Bell represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law,  focusing his practice on the defense of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims,...
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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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Bensy Benjamin Employment Attorney Ogletree
Associate
Bensy is an employment litigator in Ogletree Deakins’ Seattle office.  She represents employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including cases alleging Title VII discrimination;...
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Rebecca J. Bennett Employment Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Cleveland, OH
Shareholder
There is a story behind every employment discrimination claim.  Rebecca is skilled at telling your side of the story.  She unravels allegations, sifts through facts, and marshals evidence...
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Chambord V. Benton-Hayes, Associate, Sacramento, San Francisco Employment Law, Litigation
Associate
Chambord is a senior associate in the San Francisco office of Ogletree Deakins. Her employment litigation practice focuses on the representation of employers and management in state and...
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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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Cyle R. Catlett Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Chicago, IL
Associate
Cyle Catlett is an associate in the Chicago office of Ogletree Deakins, where he defends employers in a variety of labor and employment matters. Cyle represents employers in several areas...
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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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Erica J. Chee Labor and Employment Lawyer Ogletree Deakins
Of Counsel
Erica Chee represents employers in a broad area of matters.  She regularly represents employers in traditional labor law issues, including advising and representing management in bargaining...
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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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Thomas R. Chibnall iEmployment Lawyer  St. Louis, Ogletree Deakins. Handles employment matters with Missouri Department of Labor
Associate
Thomas R. Chibnall is an associate in the St. Louis, Missouri, office of Ogletree Deakins. He represents and counsels clients of all sizes in a variety of employment related matters before...
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Tracie L. Childs San Diego Employment Law, Litigation, Class Action, Higher Education, Pay Equity, Wage and Hour, Ethics Compliance, Investigations and Whistleblower Response
Shareholder
Tracie Childs focuses her practice on defending national employers against class, representative and collective actions.  She also has extensive experience representing Fortune 500...
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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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Earl “Trey” DeBrine Immigration Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Raleigh, NC
Associate
*Currently licensed in the District of Columbia only. Practice limited to federal immigration law. Trey DeBrine is an associate in the Raleigh office of Ogletree Deakins focusing on...
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Byrne Decker, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Portland, Labor and Employment and Litigation Law Attorney
Shareholder
Byrne Decker is the Office Managing Shareholder in the firm’s Portland, Maine office. Byrne has one of the most extensive ERISA/employee benefits litigation defense practices in the nation...
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Thomas E. Deer Labor & Employment Lawyer Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Shareholder
Mr. Deer is currently serving his second term as a member of the Firm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Deer represents management in a variety of employment-related matters, including litigation...
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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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David M. DeMaio Labor Lawyer Ogletree Deakins
Office Managing Shareholder
David Michael DeMaio is the Managing Shareholder of the Miami Office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms. He...
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Shareholder
Lee Depret-Bixio joined Ogletree Deakins in 2003 and she practices exclusively in the area of business immigration law.  She assists U.S. and foreign companies in obtaining and maintaining...
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Colleen DeRosa, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Chicago, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Associate
Colleen represents businesses in a wide range of employment and commercial lawsuits and provides day-to-day advice to management on employee relations issues.  Colleen has significant...
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Julie Z Devine, St Louis, Missouri, trial lawyer, employment law, litigation, class action, Title VII, Civil Rights Act, ADA
Of Counsel
Julie Devine, a trial lawyer for over 14 years, has extensive experience in all areas of litigation and employment counseling. Litigation Experience Julie represents employers in a wide...
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Sarah Jung Evans Employment Attorney Ogletree
Ms. Evans focuses her practice on both employment litigation and preventative counseling.  In her practice, she defends employers in single-plaintiff discrimination matters, charges of...
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Ms. Ewalt is an advocate for employers. She counsels management on employee discipline and discharge decisions. Ms. Ewalt defends employers against allegations of race, age, gender, sexual...
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Wade M. Fricke Management-Side Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Cleveland, OH
Shareholder
Wade Fricke has practiced management-side labor and employment law since 1989. He was one of three attorneys who founded the Cleveland office of the firm. Prior to joining the firm, Wade...
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Sonja Fritts, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Seattle, Labor and Employment Attorney
Of Counsel
Ms. Fritts has practiced labor and employment law her entire career. She has represented clients in various industries including construction, manufacturing, and health care. Her roles...
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Shir Fulga, Ogletree Deakiins Law Firm, Toronto, Articling Student
Articling Student
Shir is an Articling Student at Ogletree Deakins’ Toronto office. Shir holds a Juris Doctor from Queen’s University, Faculty of Law and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Spanish...
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Valerie Fulton, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Columbia, Labor and Employment, Healthcare Law Attorney
Associate
Valerie graduated from Wofford College in 2013, where she earned a B.A., magna cum laude, in Spanish and History, with a concentration in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She was Phi...
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Associate
Michael Furlong is an experienced employment law litigator and counselor. Mr. Furlong represents management in all areas of labor and employment law, including employment discrimination,...
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Stephanie C. Generotti Associate  Tampa
Associate
Stephanie was born and raised in Plantation, Florida. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Telecommunication from University of Florida where she focused on sports broadcasting. She...
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John Gerak Employment Lawyer Cincinnati Attorney
Office Managing Shareholder
John Gerak focuses his practice on employment counseling, including employment policies and practices, reductions in force, executive hires/terminations, and issues arising out of mergers...
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Shareholder
Shafeeqa Giarratani is a shareholder in the firm’s Austin office and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Shafeeqa is a strong advocate for her clients. She represents employers in...
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Taylor E. Gillan Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Pittsburgh, PA
Associate
Taylor Gillan counsels employers in all areas of federal and state employment law, including compliance with Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, the FMLA, the FLSA, and various state laws and...
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Julia Gladstone, employment lawyer, Ogletree
Counsel
Ms. Gladstone received her J.D., with honors, from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. Her educational background also includes a B.A. in Political Science and French from...
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Julie Gladstone, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, St. Louis, Labor and Employment Law Attorney
Counsel
Ms. Gladstone received her J.D., with honors, from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. Her educational background also includes a B.A. in Political Science and French from...
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Carlos Gonzalez Counsel Atlanta Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Counsel
Carlos Gonzalez is a counsel attorney in the Atlanta office of Ogletree Deakins. He has over twenty-five years of experience as an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) attorney...
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Rio J. Gonzalez, Ogletree, Employment lawyer
Associate
Rio J. Gonzalez is an Associate in the Stamford office of Ogletree Deakins. Rio’s practice focuses on the full range of labor and employment matters including employment discrimination,...
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Ruthie Goodboe Employment Lawyer
Shareholder
Over the last 20 years, Ruthie has partnered with labor relations/human resource professionals, corporate executives, operational management and in-house counsel to develop and tactically...
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Sierra J. Gray Traditional Labor Relations Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Birmingham, AL
Associate
Sierra Gray is an associate in the Birmingham office of Ogletree Deakins. She advises employers in a variety of labor and employment matters. She is dedicated to helping her clients...
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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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Maja Hartzel Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins Law Firm Tampa Florida
Associate
Maja Hartzell is an associate at the Tampa office of Ogletree Deakins. She focuses her practice on representing employers on all aspects of labor and employment law. Maja is a dual-citizen...
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John Hasman, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins
Shareholder
John “J.P.” Hasman is a former National Labor Relations Board attorney who has unique insight into the investigation and prosecution of unfair labor practice cases and conducting NLRB-...
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Associate
Alexandra concentrates her practice counseling and representing employers involved in a broad range of labor and employment disputes. Specifically, Alexandra has a substantial amount of...
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Gregory Hawran Employment Lawyer Ogletree
Of Counsel
Gregory Robert Hawran is an of counsel attorney in the Miami office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.  Mr. Hawran’s practice focuses primarily on labor and employment...
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Brian E. Hayes Labor & Employment Lawyer Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Shareholder
Brian Hayes is a Shareholder in the Washington, DC office of Ogletree Deakins and serves as Co-Chair of the law firm’s Traditional Labor Practice Group. Immediately prior to his joining the...
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Associate
Ms. Hayes joined Ogletree in 2018. Her practice focuses on qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, ERISA compliance, executive compensation arrangement, health and welfare plans. Ms....
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Shareholder
Dee Anna began her career in the labor and employment law field and continues to focus her practice on representing management in all aspects of labor and employment law compliance. She...
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Jeremy Hays Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins Dallas
Associate
Jeremy represents employers in a wide variety of labor and employment matters.  He helps employers avoid and resolve disputes, including by defending them against allegations of...
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Catherine L. Hazany Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree & Deakins Law Firm Torrance, California
Of Counsel
Catherine vigorously advocates for employers in all aspects of litigation through trial/arbitration.  She represents companies in a variety of industries including hospitality, education,...
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Kimya SP Johnson Employment Attorney Ogletree
Senior Counsel
For over 25 years, Kimya S.P. Johnson has been a champion for her clients in a career that spans law, politics, education, and diversity & inclusion management. Kimya serves as Co-Chair...
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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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Tim L. Johnson Class Action Lawyer Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Shareholder
Tim specializes in employment class and representative actions. Since helping start the San Diego office in 2013, he has handled more than 150 such actions in federal and California courts...
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Rayna H. Jones Ogletree Attorney Phoenix,Employment Law, Litigation, Drug Testing,
Shareholder
Rayna Jones has spent her entire career representing and counseling employers on all aspects of employment law. Rayna focuses on providing employers with practical advice for effectively...
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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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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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Brent Kettelkamp, Labor and Employment Attorney, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Associate
Brent is an associate in the Minneapolis office of Ogletree Deakins. Brent’s practice is devoted to representing both large and small businesses in employment litigation and labor law...
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Kevin L. Burch, Of Counsel, Indianapolis, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Mergers and Acquisitions, RIF/WARN
Of Counsel
Kevin practices ERISA and employee benefits with an emphasis on qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation, and severance plans/arrangements. He distills complex and...
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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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Phillip A. Kilgore Employment Litigation Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Greenville, SC
Office Managing Shareholder
Phillip Kilgore has been in the practice of litigation and labor and employment law in the Greenville office of Ogletree Deakins since 1986. Phillip has extensive litigation experience,...
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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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Shareholder
For 25 years, Mark has helped companies deal with a broad range of issues that affect them as employers, from union avoidance campaigns and employment-related litigation to complex cases...
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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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Knepper, Ogletree, portrait
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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Carolyn A. Knox Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart San Francisco, CA
Shareholder
Carolyn Knox is a member of the Cross-Border Practice group, which provides our clients with labor and employment law support in more than 100 countries. Carolyn works with clients in a...
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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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Janet Lewis, Attorney, Ogletree
Attorney
Janet Lewis is of counsel to the Greenville, SC office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart, P.C., and is a member of the firm’s Affirmative Action/OFCCP Compliance Practice Group...
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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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Jia Li, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Indianapolis, Labor and Employment, Cybersecurity Attorney
Associate
Jia Li is admitted to practice law in Indiana, New York, California, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
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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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Thomas Lidbury Class Action Attorney Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Shareholder
Thomas “Tom” Lidbury is the E-Discovery and Records Retention Practice Group Leader and a member of the Class Action practice group. In this role, he develops records retention/information...
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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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Samantha Lloyd Immigration Lawyer Ogletree Deakins Law FIrm
Associate
Samantha concentrates in complex corporate immigration matters for companies of all sizes, including H 1B, H-2B, L-1, O-1, and TN nonimmigrant visas; PERM Labor Certifications and EB- 2/3...
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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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Miguel Manna
Of Counsel
Miguel works closely with both large multinational corporations and individuals to strategize the most successful pathways to accomplish their immigration goals.  In so doing, he balances...
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Katherine A. Manuel Employment Litigation Attorney Ogletree Deakins Chicago, IL
Shareholder
Katherine Manuel is an experienced employment litigator who defends companies of all sizes in lawsuits and government agency matters involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage...
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Florence Z. Mao Wrongful Termination and Employment Discrimination Attorney Ogletree Deakins
Associate
Flo is an associate in our Portland, Oregon office defending public and private employers of all sizes against claims of wrongful termination and employment discrimination. Flo works...
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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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Jacquelyn P. Maroney Shareholder  Austin Immigration
Shareholder
Jacquelyn P. Maroney practices in the Austin office of Ogletree Deakins. She provides comprehensive business immigration representation to domestic and multinational corporations with a...
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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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Alexis Martin Employment Attorney
Associate
Alexis Martin is an associate in the Detroit Metro office of Ogletree Deakins.  Her wide range of practice skills and talents is a result of a career that has taken her from coast to coast...
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Anthony L. Martin Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Las Vegas, NV
Office Managing Shareholder
Mr. Martin is the managing shareholder of the Las Vegas office. His unique practice encompasses two primary components: representation of management in traditional labor matters the defense...
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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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Molly E. Nephew Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins Minneapolis, MN
Associate
Molly is an associate in the Minneapolis office of Ogletree Deakins. Molly graduated cum laude from Hamline University School of Law, where she also earned her Dean’s List honors and a...
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 Stephanie E. Ng Ogletree Employment Law
Associate
Stephanie C. Ng joined Ogletree Deakins in 2019. Her practice is concentrated on ERISA and benefits matters, with a focus on health, life, and disability litigation. Stephanie has handled a...
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Shareholder
Rob Niccolini is co-chair of the firm's Healthcare Practice Group. He represents management in employment litigation and labor disputes, with special experience in the health care,...
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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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Vicki M. Nielsen attorney OgletreeDeakins employee benefits and executive compensation group
attorney
Ms. Nielsen is a member of the employee benefits and executive compensation group.  She has worked extensively in the areas of executive compensation arrangements, equity compensation 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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Lorena Nuñez Employment Litigation Attorney Ogletree Deakins San Francisco, CA
Associate
Lorena is an associate in the San Francisco office of Ogletree Deakins with experience handling single-plaintiff employment litigation, class action litigation, advice and counsel, and...
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Alexandra L. Orsini attorney OgletreeDeakins executive compensation and employee benefits
attorney
Alexandra Orsini joined the Washington, D.C. office of Ogletree Deakins in 2017 as an associate in the executive compensation and employee benefits practice group. Ms. Orsini focuses her...
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Melissa Ortega Employment Lawyer Ogletree
Associate
Melissa Ortega is an attorney in the Chicago office of Ogletree Deakins, where she assists employers in a variety of labor and employment matters arising under both state and federal laws....
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Samuel H. Ottinger Health Attorney Ogletree Deakins Law Firm Cleveland
Associate
Sam is an associate in the Cleveland office of Ogletree Deakins. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, cum laude, Sam received a concentration in health law, with...
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Elizabeth O'Gara Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Of Counsel
Ms. O’Gara works with private, not-for-profit, publicly traded, and governmental employers with the plan design and implementation of qualified retirement plans, including 401(k) plans,...
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Nicholas Peixoto, Paris, Ogletree Deakins
Counsel
Nicolas Peixoto serves as counsel in the 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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Eric Penkert, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Greenville, Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
Mr. Penkert graduated from the University of Florida in 2007. He received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2010. In 2011, Mr. Penkert graduated from the University of...
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James C. Pennington Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins Birmingham, AL
Office Managing Shareholder
Mr. Pennington is the Managing Shareholder and a founding member of the Birmingham Office of Ogletree Deakins. For more than two decades, he has represented employers in a wide range of...
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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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Rob Perryman  Employment Lawyer  Ogletree Philadelphia Diversity & Inclusion
Associate
Rob Perryman is an associate in the Philadelphia office of Ogletree Deakins. He has represented clients in a variety of different areas. Rob is known for his ability to adapt to virtually...
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Christina Persad Occupational Health & Safety Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Toronto, Canada
Articling Student
Christina is an Articling Student in the Toronto office of Ogletree Deakins. Christina holds a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety...
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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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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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Brandon T. Reeves Employment Litigation and Counseling Attorney Ogletree Deakins
Associate
Brandon Reeves is an associate attorney in the Portland office focusing on employment litigation and counseling. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Brandon gained extensive experience as a...
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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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Kerri S. Reisdorff Shareholder  Kansas City Litigation, Employment Law, Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets
Shareholder
Ms. Reisdorff concentrates her law practice in the labor and employment arena in the exclusive representation of management.  She advises and defends clients with regard to all aspects of...
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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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Akya S. Rice Employment Law, Diversity and Inclusion Attorney Ogletree Deakins Charlotte, NC
Associate
Akya is an associate attorney in the Charlotte office of Ogletree Deakins where she defends employers in employment-related litigation. Before joining Ogletree, Akya was a commercial...
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Daniel E. Richardson Attorney Sacramento Ogletree Deakins Employment Litigation
Associate
Daniel (Dan) Richardson is an associate in the Sacramento office of Ogletree Deakins. His employment litigation practice focuses on representing employers in all stages of litigation in...
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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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Kate Rigby, Boston, Labor, Employment Attorney, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Shareholder
Kate Rigby is a Shareholder in the Boston Office and has devoted her entire legal career to representing employers in a broad spectrum of employment issues and disputes. In addition to...
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Kelly Riggs, employment law attorney, Ogletree
Associate
Kelly Riggs is an associate in the Portland office and represents public and private employers of all sizes in all aspects of employment-related litigation.  She has represented employers...
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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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Jessica Schild is an associate in the New York City office where she represents management in all aspects of litigation, including class and collective wage and hour actions, discrimination...
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Tobias Schlueter, Discrimination, Retaliation, Litigation, Chicago, Ogletree Deakins Law FIrm
Shareholder
Mr. Schlueter is a strategic advocate and litigator for businesses in employment (including discrimination, retaliation, wage & hour, ADA, FMLA etc.) and unfair competition matters (...
312-558-1225
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Christina M. Schmid Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Associate
Ms. Schmid represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment discrimination actions, contract disputes, wage and hour disputes, and other employment-...
212-492-2093
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Mark Schmidtke ERISA Lawyer Ogletree
Shareholder
Mark E. Schmidtke has represented clients in ERISA and non-ERISA employee benefits matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States for over 30 years. He has been lead or co...
219-242-8668
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Associate
Jill is an associate in the Sacramento office of Ogletree Deakins.  Her employment litigation practice focuses on defending employers and individuals in state and federal courts, as well as...
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Harry J. Secaras Labor Lawyer Chicago Ogletree
Shareholder
Mr. Secaras counsels and represents employers throughout the country in employment matters including traditional labor matters (compliance with the National Labor Relations Act, collective...
(312) 558-1254
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Scott A. Siegner Associate Ogletree Richmond Employment Law, Litigation, discrimination, wrongful discharge, harassment, and wage and hour violations
Associate
Scott Siegner is an attorney in the Richmond office of Ogletree Deakins. Scott’s practice includes employment litigation and counseling, with a focus on litigating claims of employment...
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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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Ellen Toth Employment Lawyer Ogletree Cleveland
Shareholder
Ellen Toth resides in the Cleveland office where she defends employment discrimination lawsuits for clients in the private and public sector. Ellen also defends charges brought before the...
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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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Christine Townsend, of counsel, Milwaukee
of Counsel
Christine counsels her clients on a full range of labor and employment issues. She has frequently represented employers in litigation, successfully obtaining preliminary injunctions in...
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Claudia Tran Employment Lawyer Ogletree
Associate
Claudia Tran is an associate in the Kansas City office of Ogletree Deakins. Claudia was raised in Overland Park, Kansas, and attended the University of Missouri, where she obtained an...
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Roger G. Trim Office Managing Shareholder  Denver Employment Law, Wage and Hour, Drug Testing, Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets, Leaves of Absence/Reasonable Accommodation
Office Managing Shareholder
As one of the founding attorneys of Ogletree Deakins’s Denver Office, Roger G. Trim’s practice focuses exclusively on representing and counseling employers in a broad spectrum of employment...
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Tracey Truesdale, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Of Counsel
Ms. Truesdale has practiced in the area of labor and employment law since 1991. She has spent most of her career in private practice, first with the labor and employment boutique Murphy,...
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Robert M. Tucker, Ogletree, Employment lawyer
Of Counsel
Robert M. Tucker devotes his practice to the representation of management in all aspects of labor relations, employment law and related litigation. He regularly represents management in...
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Associate
Valerie L. Weiss represents and advises management from a wide-range of industries, including hospitality, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and non-profit agencies, among others, in connection...
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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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Kyle A. Wende Employment Litigation Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Sacramento, CA
Associate
Kyle Wende is an associate in Ogletree Deakins’ Sacramento office. His practice focuses on employment litigation but includes a wide variety of issues. He has experience with class actions...
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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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Michael Westwood-Booth Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree
Associate
Michael J. Westwood-Booth is an associate in the Morristown office of Ogletree Deakins. Michael’s practice focuses exclusively on labor and employment matters in both federal and state...
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Courtney Rai White, Associate, Indianapolis
Associate
Courtney advises and represents clients in labor and employment law matters, including federal and state litigation, labor and employment disputes, and administrative matters before the...
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Senior Counsel
Heather Whitfield is an attorney handling nonimmigrant and immigrant employment-based cases for multinational, regional, and local corporate clients across a variety of industries, with a...
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Matthew Wholey, Ogletree, employment litigation lawyer
Associate
Matt’s practice focuses on complex, commercial, and employment litigation. He has experience representing a diverse set of clients, ranging from LLC’s and closely-held companies to large,...
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Associate
Aaron Wilensky focuses his practice on workplace safety and health issues, representing employers facing state and federal OSH investigations.  Aaron also has extensive litigation...
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David Carl Williams Jr. Employment Litigation Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Birmingham, AL
Counsel
David C. “Dave” Williams, Jr., is counsel in the Birmingham office of Ogletree Deakins. Dave is a responsive, efficient attorney who focuses on his clients’ needs throughout their cases,...
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