September 24, 2020

Volume X, Number 268

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.:

Jamie Brod Ogletree Attorney
Attorney
Jamie Brod represents employers on all matters impacting their employees under federal and state labor and employment laws, including compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the...
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Olivia B. Broderick Labor & Employment & Construction Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Greenville, SC
Associate
Olivia is an associate in the Greenville office, focusing on Ogletree Deakins’ Labor and Employment and Construction Practices. Olivia graduated from Louisiana State University in 2013 with...
www.ogletree.com
Collin Brodrick Employment Lawyer Ogletree Deakin
Associate
Collin Brodrick is an associate in the Dallas office of Ogletree Deakins. Mr. Brodrick has diverse experience defending companies and individuals alike, primarily in the healthcare,...
www.ogletree.com
Martin C. Brook, Ogletree Deakins, litigation avoidance counsel, positive employee relations attorney
Shareholder
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...
www.ogletree.com
Ann Louise Brown, Ogletree Deakins, Business attorney, Family based immigration lawyer
Associate
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
Shareholder
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...
www.ogletree.com
Walter M. Brown Shareholder Kansas City Ogletree Deakins Employment Law, Litigation
Shareholder
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
of Counsel
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...
www.ogletree.com
Russell Buhite Health Care & Disability Attorney
Shareholder
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...
www.ogletree.com
Donald Campbell Bulea Employment Litigation Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Cleveland, OH
Shareholder
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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Of Counsel
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
Associate
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
Associate
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...
www.ogletree.com
Christopher Coxson, attorney, Morristown, Ogletree
Attorney
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
Shareholder
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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Michael H. Cramer labor & employment attorney ogletree deakins law firm
Shareholder
Mr. Cramer counsels and represents employers on a variety of labor and employment-related legal matters. He has advised clients ranging from small non-profits to Fortune 500 companies on...
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Associate
Amanda D. Crawford is an associate in the Philadelphia office of Ogletree Deakins.  She concentrates her practice on labor and employment issues. She regularly counsels clients on...
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Grady L. Crosby III Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Milwaukee, WI
Associate
Grady Crosby III is an associate attorney in the Milwaukee office of Ogletree Deakins. He is a graduate of Marquette University Law School and Howard University. At Marquette, Mr. Crosby...
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Ryan H. Crosner Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins Law Firm Los Angeles
Shareholder
Ryan has successfully represented employers in all aspects of employment law in state and federal courts, and in proceedings before various administrative agencies, including the California...
www.ogletree.com
Jaclyn E. Culler Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins Detroit, MI
Associate
Jackie Culler represents and counsels employers on all matters impacting their employees under federal and state labor and employment laws, including compliance with Title VII of the Civil...
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David McKinney, Commercial LItigator, Minneapolis, Labor, Employment
Associate
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
Shareholder
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
Shareholder
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
Associate
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
Managing Partner
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
Associate
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
Associate
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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John T. Merrell Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins Law Firm South Carolina
Shareholder
John Merrell is an attorney in the Ogletree’s Greenville, South Carolina office. Mr. Merrell represents and counsels management on a range of labor and employment law issues, including:...
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Andrew Merrills, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Immigration and Employment Attorney
Shareholder
Andrew Merrills is the Practice Group Lead for the firm's immigration group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of U.S. and worldwide business visas and employment-based immigration...
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Andrew Metcalf, Employment Attorney, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Human Resources Counseling, St. Louis lawyer
Associate
Andrew represents businesses and public organizations in all aspects of employment law, including both litigation and human resources counseling. He assists clients facing lawsuits and...
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Shareholder
William (“Bill”) Rutchow joined the firm in 1988.  After several years in the Greenville, South Carolina office, he moved to the Nashville office in 1995.  He is currently a Shareholder in...
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Jennifer Rygiel-Boyd Employment Law, Litigation, Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets Attorney Ogletree Deakins
Of Counsel
Jennifer Rygiel-Boyd is Of Counsel to the firm where her practice focuses on the defense of cases involving allegations of wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, sexual harassment,...
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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
www.ogletree.com
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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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
www.ogletree.com
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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