August 2, 2021

Volume XI, Number 214

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

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

Mauricio Romero Alpuche Employment Lawyer Ogletree
Mauricio Romero Alpuche joined Ogletree Deakins in January 2017. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, he worked at a local boutique in the labor litigation and employment consulting area....
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Rodrigo de la Concha Alvarez, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Mexico, Labor and Employment Attorney
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
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
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
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
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
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.
*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
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
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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cara barrick, ogletree deakins, of counsel, california, employment law, employment lawyer, san francisco, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP, HR
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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Katie Bayt Employment Lawyer Ogletree Deakins
Katie Bayt is a trusted legal advisor, providing employers with collaborative, practical solutions to address their legal challenges.  Katie currently serves as Of Counsel in the...
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Joseph L. Beachboard Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Torrance, CA
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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Anja Becher Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Berlin, Germany
Anja Becher is counsel in Ogletree Deakins’ Berlin office. She advises national and international clients on all aspects of German individual and collective employment law as well as...
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Lucy Bednarek Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
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
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
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
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
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
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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Elvige Cassard New Orleans Counsel Lawyer Labor Employment Law Ogletree Deakins
Elvige Cassard (formerly Richards), maintains an extensive practice in the area of labor and employment law through pro-active advices to and legal representation of employers, including...
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O. Iván Andrade Castelán Attorney Notary Services Ogletree Deakins Mexico City
O. Iván Andrade Castelan joined Ogletree Deakins in February 2018, in which he developed professionally as a law clerk for 3 years. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, he worked during 1...
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Cyle R. Catlett Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Chicago, IL
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Earl “Trey” DeBrine Immigration Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Raleigh, NC
*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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Caroline is an Articling Student in the Toronto office of Ogletree Deakins. Caroline holds a Juris Doctor from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University. Caroline...
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Byrne Decker, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Portland, Labor and Employment and Litigation Law Attorney
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
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
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
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,
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
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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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
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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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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James Fowles, Shareholder, Ogletree
James Fowles is experienced in a wide range of matters, including employment litigation, union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining and related issues for employers in multiple...
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Simone Francis concentrates her practice in the areas of employment litigation, environmental counseling and litigation, and general litigation. She has represented a range of large, mid-...
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Nailah joined the Boston office in 2017 as an Associate. She represents and advises employers in all aspects of employment law. Nailah graduated from Suffolk University Law School in 2015,...
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Wade M. Fricke Management-Side Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Cleveland, OH
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
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
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
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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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
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
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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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
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
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
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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Amy Quick Glenos Attorney Employment Law Litigation Ogletree Deakins Birmingham
Amy’s practice is devoted to representing management in all phases of employment-related disputes and litigation.  She has successfully defended claims under Title VII, Section 1981, the...
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Carlos Gonzalez Counsel Atlanta Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
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
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
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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DJ Harris, Employment Litigation, Ogletree Deakins Law FIrm
David “DJ” Harris is an associate in the Firm’s Greenville, South Carolina office. Mr. Harris' practice includes all facets of workplace-related litigation defense in federal and state...
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Jonathan Harris Managing Office Shareholder Nashville Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC
Mr. Harris represents management in a wide variety of employment-related matters. In addition to defending single-plaintiff lawsuits, Mr. Harris also represents employers in class and...
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Josh Harrison, Ogletree Deakins, Lawyer, wage and hour compliance issues attorney, Birmingham, Alabama
Josh represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor law.  As a litigator, Josh is well-versed in virtually every aspect of employment litigation. From handling bench and jury...
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Stephen E. Hart Labor Lawyer Ogletree Deakins
Mr. Hart is a shareholder in the firm’s Houston office. Mr. Hart represents management in all aspects of employment law, including litigation in federal and state courts, arbitration...
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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
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
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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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
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
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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Kimya SP Johnson Employment Attorney Ogletree
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
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
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
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,
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
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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T. Scott Kelly, Defense Contracting Attorney, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins Law firm
Scott Kelly provides practical solutions for federal contractors and subcontractors across the United States to comply with the ever-changing affirmative action obligations imposed by doing...
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Ashley K. Kerr, Ogletree Deakins, International Labor Related Immigration Lawyer,
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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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Ann H. Lee Immigration Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Denver, CO
Ann Lee is an of counsel attorney in the Denver office of Ogletree Deakins. She provides strategic counseling on employment-based non-immigrant, immigrant, and compliance matters to major...
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Michael F. Lee Articling Student Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Toronto, Canada
Michael is an Articling Student in the Toronto office of Ogletree Deakins. Michael holds a Juris Doctor from Western University and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Law and Legal Studies from...
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Kimberly Lehman, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Miguel Manna
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Kyle is an advisor and employment litigator in Ogletree Deakins' Seattle office. He represents employers in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies. Kyle has...
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Rafael Nandel Flores, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Complex Litigation Attorney
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
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
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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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
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
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
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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Evelyn A. Norton Employment Litigation Attorney Ogletree Deakins Greenville, SC
Evelyn is an associate in the Greenville office, focusing on Ogletree Deakins’ Employment Law and Litigation Practices. She graduated from Washington and Lee University, cum laude, with a...
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Lorena Nuñez Employment Litigation Attorney Ogletree Deakins San Francisco, CA
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
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
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
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
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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William H. Payne, IV Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins Law Firm New Orleans, LA
Bill Payne has devoted his entire law career to litigating employment-related disputes in state and federal court and counseling clients on workplace matters.  With a background as a local...
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Nicholas Peixoto, Paris, Ogletree Deakins
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
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
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
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
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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Corissa Pennow Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Law Firm Milwaukee Wisconsin
Corissa Pennow is an associate attorney at Ogletree. Prior to joining the firm as an attorney, Corissa was a summer associate in 2019. While in law school, Corissa served in multiple...
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Lara Peppard, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
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
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
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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Keevin Reese, litigation, trade secrets, ogletree deakins law fitm
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Associate
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...
212-492-3571
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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...
191 684 03143
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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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Charles Thompson, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Law Attorney
Charles L. Thompson IV counsels and defends employers in wrongful termination, discrimination, and other employment-related matters.  These areas include trade secrets and unfair...
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Matthew Thorne, Ogletree Deakins, Labor and Employment Attorney
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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Kendra Worley Thornton Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins Law Firm Greenville, SC
Kendra Thornton is Counsel in the Greenville office and has practiced employment law as an attorney or human resources leader since 2003. Kendra graduated from Clemson University, receiving...
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Corey N. Thrush, Ogletree Deakins, employment attorney, general business litigation lawyer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Keith Watts, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Orange County, Labor and Employment Law Attorney
Keith Watts is a founding shareholder of the firm's Orange County office.  Keith practices exclusively labor and employment law and has handled a wide variety of matters, including sexual...
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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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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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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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