September 27, 2022

Volume XII, Number 270

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.
  • Provide quality representation with exceptional value.

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

Vi Applen Labor And Employment Attorney Los Angeles OgleTree Deakins
Vi Applen is of counsel at the firm’s Los Angeles office. Vi represents employers both in state and federal court, and focuses her practice on complex wage-and-hour class, collective, and...
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Stephanie Aranyos, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment and Litigation Attorney
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
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
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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Brian A. Aslin Employment Litigation Attorney Ogletree Deakins
Brian A. Aslin is an associate in the Austin office of Ogletree Deakins where he represents employers in state and federal court from the outset of litigation through appeal. An experienced...
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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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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
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
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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Jennifer Betts, Ogletree, Litigation attorney
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
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
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
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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Kathryn J. Bird Labor & Employment Lawyer Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, Law Firm Toronto Ontario
Kathryn Bird is an employment, human rights, and labour lawyer in Ogletree Deakin’s Toronto office. Kathryn is a recognized leader in workplace law in Canada and was the winner of a Lexpert...
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
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
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
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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Alexandra Bodnar, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Litigation Attorney
Ms. Bodnar defends employers in litigation, including wage and hour class actions, harassment, discrimination and wrongful discharge cases and trade secret litigation.  She has experience...
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Michael J. Bonsignore Immigration Lawyer Ogletree Deakins
Michael Bonsignore is an Associate in the Atlanta office of Ogletree Deakins. He has represented individuals and businesses with various immigration matters, including assisting clients...
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Nathan T. Boone Labor & employment litigation attorney Minnesota, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Law Firm
Nate is an associate in the Minneapolis office of Ogletree Deakins. He has handled a broad spectrum of disputes involving employers and employee benefit plans. His employment practice...
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Tracie L. Childs San Diego Employment Law, Litigation, Class Action, Higher Education, Pay Equity, Wage and Hour, Ethics Compliance, Investigations and Whistleblower Response
Tracie Childs focuses her practice on defending national employers against class, representative and collective actions.  She also has extensive experience representing Fortune 500...
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Curtis Chow, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Immigration Attorney
Curtis Y. Chow is a member of the Immigration, International, and Employment Practice Groups of Ogletree Deakins, representing employers in all aspects of U.S. immigration law and...
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Adam Christian, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, St Thomas, Labor and Employment Law Attorney
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Shannon R. Clawson Attorney Employment Litigator Ogletree Deakins San Francisco
Shannon is an employment litigator in Ogletree Deakins’ San Francisco office. She enjoys guiding her clients through the employment law process—whether it is an investigation, deposition,...
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Linda Claxton Employment Lawyer Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
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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Ursula L. Clemons OSHA Labor Attorney Ogletree Deakins Orange County
Ursula Clemons serves as Special Counsel with the firm’s Workplace Health and Safety Group advising clients on OSHA matters, offering client consultation services including preventative...
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Mark Diana, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Morristown, Labor and Employment Litigation Law Attorney
Mark has a diverse litigation and counseling practice representing both private and public sector employers.  For more than 25 years he has been defending employers in discrimination,...
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Kiosha H. Dickey, Employment Attorney, Ogletree Deakins, Law Firm
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Caroline E. Donze Labor Attorney Ogletree Deakins
Caroline Donze was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Louisiana State University for both her undergraduate and law degrees. She received the Burton Award for...
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William Doran, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Washington DC, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
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
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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Adam T. Dougherty Labor And Employment Attorney Oglerree Deakins
Adam Dougherty is co-creator, along with Sean Urich, of “Monthly Conversations with Adam and Sean,” an interactive employment law briefing held regularly in Dallas for legal and human...
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Meredith Gregston, Ogletree, labor and employment lawyer
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
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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William Grob Tampa Florida Labor Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC
Bill Grob focuses his practice exclusively on labor and employment law representing management. He has served as lead trial counsel in cases in federal and state courts, and has extensive...
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Matthew S. Groban Immigration Attorney Ogletree Deakins Law Firm Morristown NJ
Mr. Groban counsels multinational corporations, as well as small and medium-sized businesses, on all aspects of U.S. immigration matters across a broad spectrum of industries, including...
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Justin P. Grose, Ogletree, employment lawyer
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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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
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
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
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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Lucie Guimond Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Montréal, Canada
Lucie Guimond is a Montréal-based lawyer, called to the Bar (Québec) in 1989. Her well-established practice is exclusively focused on labour and employment law, and includes advocacy and...
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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
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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Dee Anna began her career in the labor and employment law field and continues to focus her practice on representing management in all aspects of labor and employment law compliance. She...
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Jeremy Hays Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins Dallas
Jeremy represents employers in a wide variety of labor and employment matters.  He helps employers avoid and resolve disputes, including by defending them against allegations of...
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Catherine L. Hazany Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree & Deakins Law Firm Torrance, California
Catherine vigorously advocates for employers in all aspects of litigation through trial/arbitration.  She represents companies in a variety of industries including hospitality, education,...
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Emma A. Healey Attorney Litigation Ogletree Deakins Seattle
Emma received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington. She went on to graduate with honors from the University of Washington School of Law....
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Katherine Dudley Helms, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Health and Employment Attorney
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
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
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
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
*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
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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*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
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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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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Dawn Knepper is licensed in both California and Texas and she is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  She represents employers in all...
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Carolyn A. Knox Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart San Francisco, CA
Carolyn Knox is a member of the Cross-Border Practice group, which provides our clients with labor and employment law support in more than 100 countries. Carolyn works with clients in a...
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Matthew Kolodziej, Immigration, Visas, Attorney, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
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
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
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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Ms. Koski partners with clients to create and implement strategic and innovative workforce immigration solutions. Based on their particular challenges and goals, she helps employers create...
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Sean M. Kramer Employment Litigation Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart San Francisco, CA
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
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
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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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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Samantha Lloyd Immigration Lawyer Ogletree Deakins Law FIrm
Samantha concentrates in complex corporate immigration matters for companies of all sizes, including H 1B, H-2B, L-1, O-1, and TN nonimmigrant visas; PERM Labor Certifications and EB- 2/3...
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Jeffrey Londa, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Houston, Labor and Employment Attorney
Jeffrey C. Londa is a nationally recognized labor and employment lawyer. His practice focuses on all aspects of labor and employment law, including complex employment litigation, class/...
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Margaret S. Lopez, Ogletree Deakins, mining companies lawyer, gravel industries attorney
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
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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Taylor Lucas South Carolina Business Immigration Lawyer Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC
Taylor Lucas joined the firm as an associate in October 2018, where she practices in the area of business immigration law.  She is a 2013 graduate of the University of South Carolina, where...
Steven Luckner Attorney Employment Law Ogletree Deakins Morristown
Steven J. Luckner is the managing shareholder in the firm’s Morristown office where his practice focuses on the defense of cases involving allegations of wrongful discharge, sexual...
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Josh Lushnat, Employment Litigation, Ogletree Deakins, Attorney, Detroit, Michigan
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
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
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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Bonnie L. Martin Attorney Employment Law Ogletree Deakins Indianapolis
Over the last 20 years, Bonnie has represented clients throughout the country in areas of employment law, as well as both general and employment litigation. She regularly trains and...
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Cécile Martin Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney
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
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
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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Ryan Martin Labour & Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Montréal, Canada
Ryan Martin is a Montreal-based lawyer called to the bar (Quebec) in 2016. Ryan’s practice focuses exclusively on labour and employment law for both provincially and federally regulated...
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Suzanne L. Martin Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Law Firm Las Vegas Nevada
Suzanne L. Martin started her legal career at a national labor and employment boutique in Irvine, California representing management.  She relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2003, and in...
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Claudia Martorell Immigration Attorney Ogletree Deakins
Claudia provides strategic counsel on all aspects of U.S. immigration law to clients in a variety of industries, including technology, medical device, higher education, energy, and...
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Michelle Maslowski, Attorney, Ogletree
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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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
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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Michael A. Masse Labor Lawyer Ogletree deakins
Michael Masse practices immigration law for the Boston office of Ogletree Deakins. He has extensive experience in employment-based immigration matters, including assisting clients with...
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Patricia A. Matias Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Orange County, CA
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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Grant Petersen, Labor, Employment, Ogletree Deakins
Mr. Petersen represents and counsels employers regarding a broad range of U.S. and international labor and employment law issues, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption law...
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M. Tae Phillips, Ogletree Deakins, Employment litigation lawyer, Workplace Discrimination Attorney
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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Jacqueline Piran joined the Berlin office of Ogletree Deakins as a partner in April 2022. As a certified employment law specialist, she advises German and international companies as well as...
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Claire R. Pitre Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart New Orleans, LA
Claire is an associate in the New Orleans office of Ogletree Deakins where she represents employers of all sizes in state and federal court litigation and administrative proceedings. Prior...
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Sarah Platt, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Law Attorney
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
*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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Haidy is an Associate in the Sacramento office of Ogletree Deakins, where she represents employers in a variety of labor and employment litigation matters. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins...
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Emily Robinson, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Immigration Attorney
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
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
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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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
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
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
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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Amber Roller  Labor and Employment and Disability Access attorney at Ogletree Deakins
Amber Roller is an associate in the Labor and Employment practice in the firm's Los Angeles office. Ms. Roller received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los...
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Clay Rollins Employment Lawyer Ogletree
Clay is a dynamic and effective management advocate who works collaboratively to deliver practical solutions for his clients in all aspects of both traditional labor relations and...
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Jordan Romano Articling Student Toronto
Jordan is an Articling Student in the Toronto office of Ogletree Deakins. Jordan holds a Juris Doctor from Western University, where he received the Dean of Law Scholarship and served as...
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David Rosner, Shareholder, Ogletree
Mr. Rosner devotes his practice to a variety of plan design, compliance, and administration issues in matters relating to employee benefits and related areas of tax law.  He has particular...
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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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Sheila Sheng Associate Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Associate
Sheila Sheng is an associate attorney in the Raleigh office of Ogletree Deakins. Her practice focuses on employment-based immigration matters. As a native Mandarin speaker, Sheila became...
919-789-3153
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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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Michael M. Shetterly Employment Law & Litigation Attorney Ogletree Deakins Greenville, SC
Shareholder
Mr. Shetterly is the managing shareholder in the Greenville, South Carolina office. He regularly counsels management on an array of employment and labor law issues, but the primary focus of...
864-271-1300
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Hal A. Shillingstad Employment Litigation Attorney Ogletree Deakins Minneapolis, MN & Sioux Falls
Shareholder
Hal Shillingstad is one of the founding shareholders of the Minneapolis Office. He has extensive experience in single plaintiff and collective actions involving employment law, commercial...
612-336-6869
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Robert M. Tucker, Ogletree, Employment lawyer
Robert M. Tucker devotes his practice to the representation of management in all aspects of labor relations, employment law and related litigation. He regularly represents management in...
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Turner, Ogletree, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
*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
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
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
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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Penny C. Wofford, Shareholder, Ogletree
Penny Wofford is a South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialist in Employment and Labor Law. She concentrates her practice in the area of employment litigation and employee benefits....
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Samantha Wolfe Immigration Lawyer Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Samantha concentrates in complex corporate immigration matters for companies of all sizes, including H 1B, H-2B, L-1, O-1, and TN nonimmigrant visas; PERM Labor Certifications and EB- 2/3...
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