October 20, 2020

Volume X, Number 294

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.:

Stephanie Aranyos, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment and Litigation Attorney
Of Counsel
Stephanie Aranyos serves as of-counsel in the firm’s New York City office. Ms. Aranyos advises and represents employers in a broad spectrum of employment and labor matters involving Title...
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Hera S Arsen PhD
Managing Editor of Firm Publications
Hera S. Arsen, J.D., Ph.D., is Managing Editor of the firm's publications, overseeing the firm's print and online legal publications and content. Hera, who joined Ogletree Deakins in 2003,...
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John Artz, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Law Attorney
Shareholder
For almost 35 years, John Artz has been helping employers with personnel and policy issues and government regulation.  He concentrates his practice in employment and labor law, with a...
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Associate
Melis is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Ogletree Deakins. Melis defends employers against wage and hour class action and PAGA claims. She also defends employers against single-...
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Atkins, Ogletree, portrait, disability access
Of Counsel
Lisa Karen Atkins has served as litigation and in-house counsel in a variety of settings since 1990. She has over 20 years' experience defending public and private employers ranging from...
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Karine Adouze, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Law Attorney
Managing Partner
Karine Audouze is the Managing Partner of the Ogletree Deakins Paris office.  Karine advises clients on hiring / terminating senior executives, redundancies, international employee...
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Ruhul Ayazi UK Litigation Lawyer Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Of Counsel
Ruhul is an experienced litigation lawyer, having worked both in private practice in the City as well as in-house for local government. He has conducted many cases in the County and High...
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Daniel Bernstein Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
Daniel Bernstein is a management-side labor and employment attorney, representing and counseling clients on a wide range of matters involving: Federal and state wage and hour matters,...
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Brian Berry, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Attorney
Of Counsel
Brian Berry is a litigator in Ogletree Deakins’ San Francisco office.  Mr. Berry focuses his practice on class action employment litigation.  He has broad experience defending class and...
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Jennifer Betts, Ogletree, Litigation attorney
Shareholder
Jenn Betts represents and counsels employers regarding complex traditional labor and employment matters. Jenn has extensive experience with employment issues. She has defended numerous...
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Shivam Bimal Employee Benefits Lawyer Ogletree
Associate
Shiv assists clients with employee benefits and executive compensation matters.  He advises clients on a variety of issues related to qualified and nonqualified plans, including plan design...
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Kristine Bingman, of counsel, Portland
Of Counsel
Kristine works with clients on a variety of issues related to health and welfare and retirement plans. Her practice includes advising clients about all aspects of ERISA and Internal Revenue...
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Frank Birchfield, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, New York, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Frank provides a comprehensive array of services to employers in traditional labor relations law and employment law compliance and litigation. His traditional labor practice includes...
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Gordon Blair Litigation Lawyer Ogletree
Gordon L. Blair began his professional career practicing general civil litigation, with a focus on commercial and employment litigation.  He also served as the associate general counsel of...
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Kevin Bland, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Workplace Safety and Construction Attorney
Shareholder
Kevin D. Bland joined Ogletree Deakins law firm in their Orange County office in 2011. Mr. Bland provides a wealth of experience in Health and Safety.  Before he began his legal career, Mr...
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Bernard Bobber Employment Lawyer Ogletree
Partner
Bernard J. (“Bud”) Bobber is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office of Ogletree Deakins. Mr. Bobber represents employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies...
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Jessica M. Bocchinfuso employment lawyer Ogletree Deakins
Associate
Jessica M. Bocchinfuso is an Associate in the firm’s Philadelphia office.  Ms. Bocchinfuso represents employers in a wide range of labor and employment matters, including litigation...
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Adam Christian, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, St Thomas, Labor and Employment Law Attorney
Of Counsel
Adam G. Christian is a litigator with over twenty years of experience, who was born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Adam spent the first fifteen years of his legal career actively...
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Hugh Christie, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Managing Partner
Hugh Christie provides commercial and public sector clients with advice on all elements of employment law, from pre-hiring through recruitment, drafting agreements, benefit plans and...
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Thomas 'Tom" Christina, Shareholder, Appellate, Employee Benefits
Shareholder
Tom Christina counsels clients on plan design, regulatory, operational, and compliance issues relating to employee benefit plans of all kinds, including defined benefit and defined...
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Paul Cirner Employment Lawyer Ogletree
Associate
Paul is an associate in our Portland, Oregon office focusing on employment litigation and counseling. Paul advises employers to ensure compliance with the ever-changing framework of labor...
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Evan Citron, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor Law and Litigation Attorney
Associate
Mr. Citron is an associate in the New York City office. He represents employers in all aspects of employment-related litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies....
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Patrick F. Clark Employment Litigation Attorney Ogletree Deakins Law Firm Atlanta
Shareholder
Patrick Clark is a shareholder in the Firm and concentrates his practice on advice and litigation in all areas of employment law. Although Patrick has particular expertise in representing...
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Michael Clarkson, Ogletree Deakins, personnel policy attorney, drug testing issues lawyer
Shareholder
Mr. Clarkson is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and regularly appears in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies across the country.  In his work with Ogletree...
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Linda Claxton Employment Lawyer Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Shareholder
Linda Claxton has represented employers in all aspects of employment law during her 30 year career.  She has significant trial experience representing employers as lead counsel in jury...
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Justin S. Coffey, Immigration Attorney, Ogletree Deakins, Law firm
Shareholder
Mr. Coffey is an attorney in the Immigration Practice Group of Ogletree's Raleigh office. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the International and Immigration Law...
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Daniel Cohen, Employment, Litigation, Ogletree, Michigan
Shareholder
Mr. Cohen has counselled management and represented employers in all aspects of labor law, employment law and litigation exclusively since 1988.  Before joining Ogletree Deakins, he had...
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Kiosha H. Dickey, Employment Attorney, Ogletree Deakins, Law Firm
Of Counsel
Kiosha is a 2004 graduate of Columbia College, where she majored in English and minored in Political Science. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School...
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Jamie Dietz, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Immigration Law Attorney
Associate
Jamie is an associate attorney in the Raleigh office of Ogletree Deakins. She focuses her practice on employment-based immigration. Jamie completed her undergraduate studies at Georgia...
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Jesse R. Dill attorney Ogletree Deakins
Attorney
Jesse has a wide range of employment law litigation and compliance counseling experience. He has obtained successful verdicts for his clients in multiple forums, including state circuit...
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W. Kyle Dillard Labor & Employment Litigation Attorney Ogletree Deakins Law Firm Greenville South Carolina
Shareholder
Mr. Dillard is a shareholder in Ogletree Deakins’ Greenville, South Carolina office, where he has practiced since 2003. Mr. Dillard has extensive litigation experience including state and...
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Carmen J. DiMaria, Morristown, New Jersey, Employment Attorney, Litigation
Shareholder
Carmen J. DiMaria has spent his entire legal career practicing in the area of employment law and litigation, and has represented management exclusively for the past 19 years. Carmen has...
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Nikolas T. Djordjevski, attorney, Ogletree Deakins
Attorney
Nik represents employers in a wide range of employment disputes, including class and representative actions. He has successfully handled claims involving breach of contract, wage and hour...
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Luke Donohue, Ogletree Deakins, Legal Compliance Lawyer, Equal Pay Act attorney
Associate
Luke Donohue represents employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including matters brought under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act,...
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William Doran, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Washington DC, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Bill Doran’s practice is concentrated in safety and health law and litigation. Bill represents and advises companies with respect to issues arising under Federal and State Safety and Health...
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Monique Gougisha Doucett, Shareholder, Employment lawyer, Ogletree
Shareholder
Ms. Doucette joined Ogletree Deakins in 2009.  She practices primarily in the area of employment litigation and represents management in claims arising under Title VII, ADA, FMLA, ADEA, as...
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Bruce J. Douglas, Ogletree Deakins, employers administrative litigation lawyer, Health Care Attorney
Shareholder
Bruce J. Douglas is a shareholder in the Minneapolis office of Ogletree Deakins. He has more than 25 years of experience advising and defending employers in administrative and litigation...
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Meredith Gregston, Ogletree, labor and employment lawyer
Associate
Meredith Gregston is an associate in the Austin office of Ogletree Deakins. Her practice covers employment litigation, including discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour issues, as...
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Katrina Grider Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins Houston, TX
Of Counsel
Katrina Grider is Of Counsel in the Houston office of Ogletree Deakins.  Ms. Grider has over thirty years of extensive federal and state court labor and employment law litigation,...
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Justin P. Grose, Ogletree, employment lawyer
Associate
Justin P. Grose is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on civil litigation in state and federal court. His practice also includes appellate work arguing before the appellate courts of...
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Associate
Bindu’s practice focuses on labor and employment law, with an emphasis on traditional labor matters including representation campaigns and unfair labor practice charges, as well as...
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S. Rae Gross Employment Attorney Ogletree
Shareholder
Rae Gross has spent over 25 years as litigator and counselor on a wide range of employment matters. With a combination of private practice and in-house experience, Rae has a keen...
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Caroline R. Guest Employment Litigation Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Portland, OR
Shareholder
Although Caroline has been an employment defense litigator for almost two and a half decades, her true passion is assisting clients avoid litigation altogether, which she accomplishes by...
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Greg Guidry, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Shareholder
Greg Guidry is a Shareholder in the firm’s Lafayette, Louisiana office, a satellite location for the New Orleans office. He is licensed in Louisiana and Texas and has successfully...
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Shareholder
Jon M. Gumbel has concentrated his practice in the field of management labor and employment law since 1987.  He has represented employers with respect to litigation and other employment law...
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Christopher C. Guthrie, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Atlanta, Labor and Employment Law Attorney
Associate
Mr. Guthrie joined Ogletree in 2017 as an Associate in the Employee Benefits Practice Group.  He focuses his practice on qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, ERISA compliance,...
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Katherine Dudley Helms, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Health and Employment Attorney
Office Managing Shareholder
Ms. Helms has extensive experience representing clients in employment matters as varied as the practice offers.  She has represented companies and individuals in both the private and public...
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Elizabeth Marie Henderson, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Skilled Labor Immigration Lawyer, PERM audit requests attorney
Associate
Elizabeth Marie Henderson is an immigration associate in the Austin office. She practices U.S. employment-based immigration law, representing individuals and corporate clients before the U....
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Sara Herbek, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Atlanta, Immigration Law Attorney
Shareholder
Sara joined our firm's Raleigh office in November 2012. She moved to Atlanta in October 2016 to oversee the firm’s immigration group in that office. In addition, she currently represents...
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Juan B. Hernandez, Ogletree Deakins, Labor Discriminations Allegations Lawyer, Civil Defense Attorney
Associate
Mr. Hernandez currently focuses his practice on employment litigation matters, including cases alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Chapter 451 of the Texas...
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Christian O. Herrmann Business Immigration Law Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Greenville, SC
Of Counsel
*Currently licensed in California only. Practice limited to federal immigration law. Christian specializes in business immigration law.  He helps corporate clients manage their immigration...
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Laura E. Heyne Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Los Angeles, CA
Associate
Laura Heyne is an associate in Los Angeles office of Ogletree Deakins.  As a seasoned employment lawyer, Ms. Heyne handles complex litigation matters and provides advice and counsel on...
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Of Counsel
*Currently licensed in Indiana only. Lauren Hicks devotes the majority of her practice to representing federal contractors and subcontractors in compliance evaluations and administrative...
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Noel M. Hicks Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins Law Firm Las Vegas
Associate
Noel Hicks is an associate in the Las Vegas office. She represents employers of various sizes in state and federal court litigation and administration proceedings in all aspects of labor...
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Kristin Snyder Higgins Employment Law Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Dallas, TX
Office Managing Shareholder
Kristin Higgins has devoted her entire career to providing litigation and counseling services to employers. She has represented clients in all areas of employment law, including, but not...
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Associate
Tina joined the immigration practice at Ogletree Deakins in February 2010. Her experience primarily consists of assisting employers with obtaining temporary work visas and permanent...
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Matthew Kolodziej, Immigration, Visas, Attorney, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Counsel
Matthew Kolodziej has over ten years of experience helping companies and individuals obtain visas for investors (EB-5, E-2), skilled workers (H-1B, E-3, TN), and inter-company transferees (...
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Keith Kopplin, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Keith E. Kopplin’s practice focuses on employment litigation and employment law matters. Keith strives to find creative and cost-effective solutions to some of the most vexing workplace...
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Robin Koshy, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Morristown, Labor and Employment Law Attorney
Associate
Robin Koshy is an associate in our Morristown, New Jersey office. Mr. Koshy represents a diverse array of employers against all types of employment-related claims in state and federal court...
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Ceridwen J. Koski, Ogletree Deakins, Investor Start ups lawyer, Global Corporations Attorney
Shareholder
Admitted to the state bars of Colorado, Arizona and New York, Ceri has experience working with clients that range from Fortune 500 companies, individual investors, start-up companies, U.S....
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Sean M. Kramer Employment Litigation Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart San Francisco, CA
Associate
Sean Kramer is an associate in Ogletree Deakins’ San Francisco office. He represents employers in labor and employment law matters, with a focus on traditional labor law and wage and hour...
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Ronald Kreismann, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Office Managing Shareholder
Ronald Kreismann serves as the Managing Shareholder for the firm’s New York City office. He focuses his practice on the representation of employers in all aspects of labor relations and...
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Katherine Krouse Labor and Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins
Associate
Katherine (Katie) Krouse is an Associate in the firm’s Atlanta office. Katie represents employers in a variety of employment law matters, including matters brought under Title VII, the...
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Admitted to Practice
Sarah Kuehnel has devoted her entire career to providing litigation and counseling services to employers. She represents clients in all areas of employment law, including: Class and...
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Jessica Kuester, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Benefits Attorney
Of Counsel
Jessica Kuester practices in the area of employee benefits.  She has experience representing employers in a wide variety of compliance areas, including health plans and retirement plans. ...
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Harrison Kuntz, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, St Louis, Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
Harrison Kuntz is a former National Labor Relations Board agent who possesses unique insight into the NLRB’s processes for investigating and prosecuting unfair labor practice charges and...
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Margaret S. Lopez, Ogletree Deakins, mining companies lawyer, gravel industries attorney
Office Managing Shareholder
Margo Lopez is the Managing Shareholder of the Washington, D.C. office and a long time workplace safety lawyer representing mining companies in the coal, metal, stone, sand and gravel...
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Meredith Lopez, Ogletree Deakins, Employment Attorney, Litigation, St Louis, Missouri, Clayton
Associate
Meredith A. Lopez represents employers in state and federal court against discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge claims and labor matters. She also represents employers...
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Josh Lushnat, Employment Litigation, Ogletree Deakins, Attorney, Detroit, Michigan
Associate
Josh is an associate in Ogletree Deakins’ Detroit Metro office. He represents employers in a variety of complex litigation matters in both state and federal courts. Mr. Lushnat also...
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Julia A. Luster Associate Los Angeles Employment Law, RIF/WARN
Associate
Julia Luster is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Ogletree Deakins.  Julia vigorously represents employers in all stages of litigation in state and federal court, as well as in...
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Trey Lynn Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
Trey Lynn represents employers in matters involving a wide range of labor and employment issues, including: Discrimination and harassment Wrongful termination Retaliation Wage and hour...
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Cécile Martin Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney
Managing Partner
Cécile Martin is the Managing Partner of the Ogletree Deakins Paris office and is a co-chair of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice group. She advises clients on compensation...
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John Martin, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Law and Energy Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
John Martin focuses his practice on occupational safety and health compliance and litigation. He serves as national OSHA counsel for three publicly-traded companies, and has over 15 years...
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Patrick Martin Employment Lawyer Ogletree
Shareholder
Pat Martin is an experienced employment defense lawyer and one of the founding shareholders of the Minneapolis office. He has successfully defended employers by obtaining dismissals,...
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Michelle Maslowski, Attorney, Ogletree
Attorney
Michelle R. Maslowski graduated summa cum laude with her J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. While at Indiana University, Michelle served as the Executive...
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Associate
Erik Mass is an associate in the New York City Office.  He defends employers in all aspects of labor and employment litigation, including collective action wage and hour disputes, single...
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Andrew M. Massara Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart San Francisco, CA
Associate
Andrew defends employers in state and federal court as well as in administrative proceedings and private arbitrations.  He has represented clients facing claims of wage and hour violations...
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Patricia A. Matias Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Orange County, CA
Shareholder
Patty Matias represents employers in all areas of employment law, including wage and hour, class and representative actions, discrimination and harassment, retaliation, government agency...
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Michael L. Matula, employment litigation attorney, Ogletree Deakins, law firm
Shareholder
Michael Matula is a shareholder in the firm’s Kansas City office. Mike concentrates his practice in the areas of employment litigation and counseling. He has represented employers in a wide...
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Jeff Mayes Employment Lawyer Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Shareholder
Jeff S. Mayes represents management in matters relating to race, sex, age, religion and disability discrimination and harassment in state and federal courts, as well as in litigation...
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McBride, Associate, Texas, Ogletree, Employment Law
Associate
James T. McBride advises and represents companies in a broad range of labor and employment matters including wage and hour class and collective cases, discrimination, harassment, and leave...
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M. Tae Phillips, Ogletree Deakins, Employment litigation lawyer, Workplace Discrimination Attorney
Shareholder
Tae focuses his practice on assisting clients with the many labor and employment challenges they face on a daily basis. He has been recognized by his peers by receiving an “AV Preeminent”...
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Associate
Ethan is an associate in the Greenville office of Ogletree Deakins where he focuses on traditional labor matters. Ethan received his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law, and...
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Sarah Platt, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Law Attorney
Of Counsel
Sarah Platt is of counsel in the firm’s Milwaukee office. She represents employers in all areas of employment law, including: Proactive, practical counseling regarding hiring, discipline,...
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James J Plunkett Government Relations Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Ogletree Deakins
Senior Government Relations Counsel
James J. Plunkett works as a Senior Government Relations Counsel in the Governmental Affairs practice of Ogletree Deakins.    Jim was previously the Director for Labor Law Policy at the U.S...
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Steven F. Pockrass, Ogletree Deakins, Employment Solutions Lawyer, Wage Related Issues Attorney
Shareholder
Steven (“Steve”) Pockrass is Co-Chair of the firm’s Wage and Hour Practice Group. In this position, he helps clients and attorneys throughout the firm deliver proactive and responsive...
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Randle Pollard Employee Benefits Lawyer Ogletree
Of Counsel
Randle Pollard is a member of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation group. He focuses on employment tax matters at both the federal and state levels, the review of labor and tax...
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Brazitte A. Poole Employment Litigation Attorney Ogletree Deakins Pittsburgh, PA
Associate
Brazitte’s practice extends across the litigation and counseling aspects of employment law. On the litigation side, Brazitte defends employers of all sizes against allegations of harassment...
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Carol Poplawski, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Chicago, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Carol Poplawski has spent her entire career representing the interests of management in all areas of labor and employment law. She is a trial attorney and has litigated hundreds of cases in...
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Shontell Powell, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Atlanta, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Associate
Shontell focuses her practice on occupational safety and health law, assisting employers in enforcement matters before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission and state plan...
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Stephanie Prashad Immigration Attorney Ogletree Deakins Raleigh, NC
Associate
*Currently licensed in Massachusetts only. Practice limited to federal immigration law. Stephanie Prashad, a 2017 graduate of Boston College Law School, is a member of the firm’s...
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J. Paul Rinnan Labor & Employment Lawyer Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Associate
J. Paul Rinnan is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law. He graduated summa cum laude from Texas Christian University in 2007 and received...
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Of Counsel
John Riordan helps clients to resolve business and employment disputes in a timely and cost-effective manner.  If a dispute cannot be resolved by ADR and results in a lawsuit in a...
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Grace Ristuccia, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employee Benefits Attorney
Associate
Ms. Ristuccia assists clients on a variety of compliance, administration, and plan design issues for all types of employee benefit plans, including qualified plans, non-qualified plans,...
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Emily Robinson, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Immigration Attorney
Associate
Emily L. Robinson is an attorney in our Immigration Practice Group at the Raleigh Ogletree Deakins office.  She focuses her practice on employment-based immigration.  Emily assists domestic...
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Jimmy Robinson Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins
Office Managing Shareholder
Jimmy is a Founding Shareholder of the firm’s Richmond office and serves as the office’s Managing Shareholder. Jimmy focuses his practice on traditional labor and employment litigation...
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Alfred B. Robinson, Jr., Ogletree Deakins, Employment Compliance Lawyer, recordkeeping requirements attorney
Shareholder
Mr. Robinson has practiced labor and employment law and advised business clients on employment compliance issues for most of his career.  His practice focuses on wage and hour matters and...
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Associate
A.J. Rodriguez is a labor and employment attorney with experience representing both employers and individuals in all matters arising out of the employment relationship, including claims...
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Robert C. Rodriguez Labor & Employment Lawyer Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Associate
Robert Rodriguez has significant experience handling a wide variety of labor and employment matters, including wage and hour class actions, claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment...
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Jennifer G. Roeper Immigration Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Tampa, FL
Of Counsel
Jennifer G. Roeper is Of Counsel in the Tampa office of Ogletree Deakins.  She is board certified by the Florida bar in Immigration and Nationality Law and practices in the firm’s...
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Robert R. Roginson labor and employment litigation lawyer Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Shareholder
Robert Roginson is the Managing Shareholder of the Los Angeles Office and Chair of the Firm’s Trucking and Logistics Industry Group.  His practice focuses on all aspects of California and...
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Erica Shafer Employment Attorney
Counsel
Erica Shafer is a counsel attorney in the Portland office of Ogletree Deakins. Erica represents employers on employment litigation and advice matters as well as labor matters. Erica has...
503-552-2140
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Laurence A. Shapero, Shareholder, Seattle,Employment Law, Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets
Shareholder
Mr. Shapero joined Ogletree Deakins in 2018 as a Shareholder in the firm’s Seattle office after almost 20 years of experience providing labor law, employment law and employee benefits...
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Deborah H. Share Employment Litigation Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Chicago, IL
Associate
Ms. Share represents employers in all aspects of federal and state employment litigation. She has represented employers in lawsuits related to discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment...
312-558-3026
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Shabri Sharma, Ogletree Deakins, employment discrimination claims lawyer, mandatory arbitration policies attorney
Associate
Shabri Sharma is an Associate in the New York City office, where she represents and advises management in all aspects of employment law. Ms. Sharma has experience in advising and counseling...
212-492-2097
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Dean J. Shauger Labor $ Employment Litigation Attorney Ogletree Deakins Law Firm Philadelphia
Associate
Dean Shauger is an associate in the Philadelphia office of Ogletree Deakins.  Dean represents employers in labor and employment matters, including litigation involving discrimination, wage...
215-995-2844
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Associate
Alex joined the firm as an Associate in 2018. She advises and represents employers with regard to a broad range of employment-related matters and disputes, with a particular focus on...
617-994-5700
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Robert M. Shea, Ogletree Deakins, Lawful Termination Lawyer, worker misclassification attorney
Shareholder
Bob Shea is a Shareholder in the Boston office of Ogletree Deakins. Bob’s practice includes working closely with clients to develop best practices, and providing advice on discipline and...
617-994-5722
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Evan J. Shenkman, Ogletree Deakins, Knowledge Management Counsel, Creative Processes Manager
Senior Manager
Evan J. Shenkman is a member of Ogletree Deakins’ Knowledge Management Department, serving as the firm’s Senior Manager of Knowledge Management Counsel and Research.  In his role, Mr....
973-656-1600
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Philip Shepherd, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Atlanta, Immigration Law Attorney
Associate
Philip is an immigration attorney in the Atlanta, GA office.  He has been practicing in the field of immigration since 2012.  Philip focuses on employment-based immigration, counseling...
404-881-1300
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Brandon R. Sher Employment Litigation Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Philadelphia, PA
Associate
Brandon focuses his practice on employment litigation and counseling, including wage and hour issues, hiring, firing, employee discipline, discrimination and harassment claims based on...
215-995-2840
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Turner, Ogletree, Shareholder
Shareholder
Mr. Turner is a shareholder in the Dallas office of Ogletree Deakins, a national firm whose focus is the representation of management in all aspects of labor and employment matters. Mr....
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Natalie Turner Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins Law Firm Atlanta
Shareholder
Ms. Turner graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2003.  During law school, Ms. Turner was an Editor on the Alabama Law Review and served as a member of...
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Karen Tynan, employment lawyer, Ogletree Deakins
Of Counsel
Karen Tynan is an of counsel attorney in the Sacramento office of Ogletree Deakins. Karen is originally from the state of Georgia, and after graduating with honors from the United States...
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Erin Williams, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, St. Louis, Labor and Employment, Litigation Law Attorney
Shareholder
Erin E. Williams represents a wide range of companies in all aspects of employment law, including both litigation and advice work.  Ms. Williams’s practice includes representing clients in...
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Steven Williams, Ogletree Deakins, Denver, Business Immigration Visa Lawyer, high-tech fields Attorney
Associate
Steven’s broad-ranging experience with immigration practice stems from his work within institutions of higher education and the federal government prior to joining Ogletree Deakins. His...
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Thornell Williams, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Law Attorney
Shareholder
Thornell Williams began his legal career with Ogletree in 2005.  His practice currently involves providing strategic advice and representation to management clients in traditional labor...
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Amie M. Willis Employment Law Attorney Atlanta GA Ogletree Deakins
Shareholder
Amie Willis has practiced law since 1996 and joined Ogletree in 2009.  She has gained extensive experience in employment matters representing employers across the country in a wide variety...
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Jonathan Wilson, Labor Lawyer, Employment, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Dallas, Texas
Shareholder
Jonathan Wilson is a nationally recognized labor and employment lawyer. He has defended employers in wage-hour class and collective action cases, union organizing campaigns, collective...
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Patrick T. Wilson Employment Law and Litigation Attorney Ogletree Deakins Washington D.C.
Associate
*Licensed to practice in Maryland only. Practice in D.C. under supervision pursuant to Rule 49 of the D.C. Court of Appeals. Patrick Wilson is an attorney in the firm’s Washington, D.C....
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MIchael D. Wilson Jr. Ogletree Deakins law firm San Francisco employment law attorney
Michael represents private and public employers throughout all phases of litigation, before state and federal courts.  Michael also provides advice to firm clients regarding various...
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Cole Wist, Ogletree Daikins Law Firm, Employment Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Cole Wist has more than 25 years of litigation experience in state and federal courts across the country.  His primary practice areas are workplace safety and health and employment...
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R. Lance Witcher, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, St. Louis, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Lance Witcher has represented employers in a wide range of employment-related litigation in both state and federal court. In addition to representing companies against private litigants in...
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Hannah Withers, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, San Francisco, Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
Hannah A. Withers is an associate in Ogletree Deakins’ San Francisco Office. She has experience defending employers in federal and state court against claims of wage and hour violations,...
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