September 30, 2022

Volume XII, Number 273

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.:

Martin C. Brook, Ogletree Deakins, litigation avoidance counsel, positive employee relations attorney
Martin Brook focuses his practice on representation of employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies and advising employers on litigation avoidance and positive...
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Ann Louise Brown, Ogletree Deakins, Business attorney, Family based immigration lawyer
Ann Louise is from Spartanburg, South Carolina. She attended College of Charleston for her undergraduate studies where she studied History and Spanish.  During her senior year at College of...
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John Brown, Dallas, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins, FLSA, Employment attorney
John Brown is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He represents clients in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in...
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Madeline Brown St. Louis Lawyer for Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC
Madeline is an associate in the firm’s St. Louis office. Madeline joined the firm in 2021 after receiving her J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. While in school, Madeline...
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Walter M. Brown Shareholder Kansas City Ogletree Deakins Employment Law, Litigation
Walter is a shareholder in the Kansas City office of Ogletree Deakins.  He represents a broad range of litigation clients, from individuals and small companies to large corporations. He...
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Whitney Brownlow Immigration Lawyer Ogletree Deakins Law Firm Indianapolis
Ms. Brownlow is of counsel with Ogletree Deakins. Ms. Brownlow specializes in the management of large immigration programs across industries, including clinical research, healthcare, retail...
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Alan J. Brozovich Denver Immigration Attorney Ogletree Deakins
Alan Brozovich, ze/hir/hirs, is an Associate in the Denver office of Ogletree Deakins. Alan’s practice focuses on business immigration and ze represents clients in a wide-range of immigrant...
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Bryson E. Buckley Labor Attorney Ogletree Deakins
Bryson is an associate in the Tucson office of Ogletree Deakins. He joins Ogletree Deakins from the Pima County Attorney’s Office Civil Division where he represented Pima County in various...
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Russell Buhite Health Care & Disability Attorney
With 32 years of experience as a trial attorney, Russell Buhite is a nationally-recognized defense counsel representing life, health and disability insurance companies and benefit plans in...
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Donald Campbell Bulea Employment Litigation Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Cleveland, OH
Donald (Doni) Bulea is a shareholder in the Cleveland office of Ogletree Deakins. He is a seasoned litigator and problem solver providing clients with practical solutions to employment...
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Brian D. Bumgardner, Business Immigration Attorney, Ogletree Deakins, Law firm
Mr. Bumgardner’s practice includes a full range of business immigration matters in a variety of industries, with an emphasis on semiconductor design and manufacturing, industrial and power...
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Stacy M. Bunck is a Shareholder in the firm’s Kansas City Office, with extensive experience in employment-related disputes in various forums throughout the Midwest. She has experience...
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Michael Comartin, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Michael is a partner in Ogletree Deakins’ Toronto office. His diverse practice spans all areas of employment law, labour law, privacy, wage and hours issues, human rights, accessibility,...
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John T. Combs, Ogletree Deakins, Business Immigration Lawyer, Denver,
John Combs represents employers in matters relating to their international workforce. His practice focuses on employment based U.S. inbound immigration solutions including temporary worker...
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Melanie Cormier Litigation Attorney Boston Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC
Melanie joined the Boston office of Ogletree Deakins as an associate in 2021. She represents employers in all aspects of federal and state employment litigation, as well as before...
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Ryan Correia, Associate, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, employment law, global
Mr. Correia is an Associate Attorney in the International Practice Group of Ogletree Deakins, which provides worldwide labor and employment law support to over 100 countries. He has...
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Rosa M. Corriveau Employment & Immigration Attorney Ogletree Deakins Law Firm Raleigh, NC
Rosa Corriveau is an attorney in the Raleigh office of Ogletree Deakins. Her practice focuses on employment-based immigration matters. Rosa attended Lenoir-Rhyne University, where she...
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Jennifer Cotner, Employment Litigator, FMLA cases, wrongful termination, Ogletree Deakins
Jenny Cotner has extensive experience representing employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including single and multi-plaintiff wrongful termination, discrimination, reasonable...
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Karen Hunter, Ogletree Deakins, Of Counsel, employment lawyer, employment law, corporate, immigration, litigation, Houston, Texas
Karen represents corporate clients in a variety of industries, including the pharmaceutical, insurance, engineering and technology fields from Fortune 500 companies to small startup...
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Adam Courtin is an attorney in the San Antonio office of Ogletree Deakins. Mr. Courtin is Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Courtin has...
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Rene Cousins, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment and Immigration Attorney
Rene K. Cousins joined the immigration practice at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. in November 2015. Her practice focuses primarily on assisting employers with obtaining...
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Amanda Couture, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Indianapolis, Labor and Employment and Litigation Law Attorney
Amanda Couture is an employment litigation attorney who defends businesses against employment-related discrimination claims in state and federal court and before agencies including the EEOC...
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Christopher Coxson, attorney, Morristown, Ogletree
Chris Coxson has focused his entire career on traditional labor matters. He represents management in collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, union organizing campaigns, as well as...
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Harold Coxson, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Hal Coxson is a nationally recognized lawyer with over 35 years experience in all aspects of labor and employment law in Washington, DC. He is highly respected for his experience and...
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Peter O. Hughes Class Action & Trial Attorney Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
A class action and trial attorney, Peter Hughes has represented companies in virtually every kind of lawsuit and administrative proceeding an employer might face, and has done so throughout...
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Christopher Humber, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Law Attorney
Mr. Humber represents management in a wide variety of labor and employment litigation matters.  Although his practice now is based primarily in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and...
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Chelsea Hutchinson employment lawyer Ogletree Deakins
helsea Hutchison counsels and represents employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters arising under federal and state laws. Chelsea graduated from the University of Alabama...
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Mcgeever, headshot, Ogletree
Amy McGeever focuses her practice on representing private and public employers in employment matters involving claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination....
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James M. McGrew New Orleans Chief Client Services Officer Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Mr. McGrew is the firm’s Chief Client Services Officer and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s strategic business development and marketing initiatives. In his role, Mr. McGrew manages...
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Daniella McGuigan, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Law Attorney
Daniella advises on all aspects of employment law representing employers in both the private and public sector. Daniella has a particular interest in equal pay and has handled complex equal...
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Thomas (“Tom”) McInerney, the Managing Shareholder of the San Francisco office of Ogletree Deakins, has extensive employment litigation experience in complex litigation matters, with an...
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Edmund McKEnna, Employment Litigator
Ed McKenna’s practice primarily involves litigation, including Federal Rule 23 class actions, and advising employers how to avoid litigation. He has represented private/public employers in...
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David McKinney, Commercial LItigator, Minneapolis, Labor, Employment
David is a commercial litigator who earnestly works to secure the best result for his client.  David is committed to being ethical, collaborative, and practical as he finds solutions to...
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Neil McKittrick Employment Lawyer Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Mr. McKittrick has extensive trial experience in employment and business disputes. He has represented clients in a wide array of litigation, including (1) allegations of workplace...
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Michael McKnight, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Raleigh, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Michael McKnight provides counsel to and represents employers in labor and employment matters. Michael is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in North Carolina and has...
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Michelle McMahon Employment Lawyer Ogletree Deakins
Michelle earned her B.B.A. from Mercer University in 2005, focusing on business management and international business. In 2012, she graduated magna cum laude from Charleston School of Law....
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Simon McMenemy, Labor Employment, Managing Partner, New York, OgleTree Deakins law firm
Simon is an experienced employment law practitioner. He was called to the Bar in 1995, and subsequently qualified as a solicitor while working in the employment and incentives team of a...
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Mark A. McNitzky, employment law attorney, Morgan Lewis
Mr. McNitzky currently focuses his practice on the defense of various employment law litigation matters at trial and in private arbitration proceedings, including cases alleging violations...
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Jordan C. Mendez, Ogletree Deakins, Immigration Lawyer, Visa Approvals Attorney
Jordan Mendez is originally from Richmond, Virginia, and is fluent in Spanish. She studied International Studies at Elon University, during which time she studied abroad in Ecuador,...
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Spencer C. Skeen Labor & Employment Lawyer Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Shareholder
Mr. Skeen is a shareholder in the San Diego office. He founded the office and served as its initial Managing Shareholder. He devotes his practice exclusively to the representation of...
858-652-3102
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Stephen Smalley, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Immigration Law Attorney
Shareholder
Mr. Smalley is the Managing Director of Emigra Ogletree Worldwide, a partnership of two leading firms, Ogletree Deakins and Emigra. Emigra Ogletree Worldwide provides a single-source for...
919-789-3157
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Karen E. Smeda Associate Tampa Employment Law
Associate
Karen Smeda focuses her practice on representing and counseling employers in labor and employment law matters. Ms. Smeda developed her interest in labor and employment law while working as...
1-813-221-7208
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Austin Smith, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Law Attorney
Office Managing Shareholder
Austin Smith is the Managing Shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Denver office, and he has devoted his career to advising and counseling employers on issues affecting their relationship with...
303-764-6816
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Ebony C. Smith Chicago Labor Lawyer Ogletree Deakins
Associate
Ebony C. Smith is an Associate at Ogletree Deakins' Chicago office. Ebony is an experienced labor and employment defense attorney. With an eye to the changing regulatory landscape, Ebony...
312-558-1252
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Janet Smith, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Law Attorney, Dallas
Associate
Janet has represented clients in federal and state courts on a diverse range of matters, including complex commercial disputes, trademark litigation, trade secrets litigation, and...
214-987-9410
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Lawrence D. Smith, Ogletree Deakins, equal employment opportunity lawyer, unfair labor practices attorney
Office Managing Shareholder
Mr. Smith’s practice at Ogletree Deakins primarily involves the defense of employers in labor and employment related litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies....
210-277-3620
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Paul Smith Employment Lawyer California Ogletree Deakins
Associate
Paul Smith is an associate in the Sacramento Office of Ogletree Deakins. He crafts a practical, client-based approach to the defense of his clients in employment disputes spanning state and...
916 840-3146
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Samantha Smith, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Birmingham, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Of Counsel
A native of Florence, Alabama, Samantha Smith spent nearly a decade working on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives before attending...
205-986-1023
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Stephanie Smithey, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Indianapolis, Healhcare and Labor Employment Attorney
Shareholder
Ms. Smithey devotes her practice to all aspects of employee benefits law. She represents clients with respect to qualified retirement plans and health and welfare plans, assisting them with...
317-916-2501
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Maria Elena Sotomayor Garcia, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Associate
Maria Elena Sotomayor Garcia joined Ogletree Deakins in March 2017. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as an external consultant at the Ministry of Public Service of the Federal...
5255-9171-1396
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Chelsea R. Sousa Employment Law Ogletree Deakins Attorney Stamford Office
Associate
Chelsea has experience handling complex employment matters. She has handled disputes for employers of all sizes before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO),...
203-969-3103
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