October 22, 2020

Volume X, Number 296

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.:

Brian D. Bumgardner, Business Immigration Attorney, Ogletree Deakins, Law firm
Shareholder
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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Office Managing Shareholder
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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Mark Burak Ogletree Attorney Massachusetts
Attorney
Mark Burak has specialized in the representation of employers in labor and employment matters for nearly 25 years. Mr. Burak’s practice focuses on defending employers in state and federal...
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Brian D. Burbrink Labor & Employment Lawyer Ogletree Deakins Law Firm Indianapolis
Of Counsel
Brian Burbrink is an experienced litigator and counselor. With a particular focus on labor and employment litigation and counseling, Brian represents management in a broad variety of...
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J. Carin Burford, employment litigation lawyer, Ogletree Dickins Law Firm
Shareholder
Ms. Burford represents management in employment-related litigation concerning claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, unemployment compensation, wage and hour, and workers’...
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Carson Burnham, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, International Labor Attorney
Shareholder, Practice Chair
Carson Burnham leads the International Practice Group of Ogletree Deakins. She is a shareholder based in the Boston office. Carson and her global team manage worldwide labor and employment...
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Andrew P. Burnside, Ogletree Deakins, Employment Law Matters Lawyer, Trade Secrets Attorney
Shareholder
Drew Burnside represents employers in federal and state courts, as well as federal and state administrative agencies, in employment law matters. Drew is admitted in Louisiana and Texas....
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Lisa Burton, Shareholder
Shareholder
Lisa Stephanian Burton is a shareholder in the Boston office of Ogletree Deakins.  She defends employers in litigation and counsels on labor and employment issues that include wage and hour...
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Valerie N. Butera Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Detroit, MI
Of Counsel
Valerie Butera has focused her legal career on the representation of employers and trade associations in workplace safety and health matters.  She has extensive experience, both in private...
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Anthony Byergo, Seattle, Ogletree Deakins, Labor and Employment, Collective Bargaining
Shareholder
Mr. Byergo is the managing shareholder of the Seattle office and chair of the firm’s national collective bargaining practice subgroup.  He has more than 25 years of experience representing...
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Patrick M. Curran Jr., Ogletree Deakins, arbitration of labor lawyer, employment disputes attorney
Shareholder
Patrick Curran advocates for and advises employers in nearly every area of labor and employment law. He has particular expertise in the litigation and arbitration of labor and employment...
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Tieranny L. Cutler Ogletree immigration lawyer
Associate
Tieranny is an associate in the Raleigh office of Ogletree Deakins focusing on employment-based immigration law.  Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Tieranny focused on business immigration...
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Ashley Prickett Cuttino Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins
Shareholder
Ashley concentrates her practice in management-side employment litigation, including defending claims against wage and hour, discrimination, wrongful discharge, and breach of contract.  She...
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Associate
Marissa Cwik is an Associate in the Raleigh office of Ogletree Deakins. Marissa assists corporate clients with hiring and retaining foreign national workers.  She has expertise with...
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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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Ruth Anne Collins Michels, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Atlanta, Labor and Employment, Healthcare Attorney
Shareholder
Ms. Michels practices exclusively in the area of employee benefits law. She represents clients in the areas of qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, fiduciary compliance...
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Jan Michelsen employment discrimination litigation attorney Indianapolis Ogletree Deakins
Shareholder
Jan Michelsen concentrates her practice in counseling and defending management in a wide range of labor and employment law matters, including employment discrimination litigation, EEOC and...
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Christopher Mikula, Employment lawyer, Ogletree
Associate
Christopher R. Mikula’s practice focuses on defending businesses in traditional labor matters, and in employment counseling and litigation. Immediately prior to joining Ogletree, Mr. Mikula...
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Sheldon Miles Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins Houston
Associate
Sheldon Miles joined the Houston office of Ogletree Deakins in 2019 as an associate in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group.  He focuses his practice on qualified...
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M. Brooks Miller labor and employment lawyer Ogletree
Associate
Brooks is an associate in Ogletree Deakins’ Greenville office, focusing on Labor and Employment Practice and general litigation. Brooks has extensive experience in product liability...
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Tracy Miller, Employment Lawyer, Ogletree
Shareholder
Ms. Miller represents management in all facets of labor and employment law and civil rights, including wage and hour law, employment discrimination law, wrongful termination, executive...
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Wendy Miller, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Nashville, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Ms. Miller advises, counsels and represents companies and management in a wide range of labor and employment related matters. She actively represents employers before state and federal...
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Sofia is an associate in the St. Thomas office of Ogletree Deakins.  She received her Juris Doctor from Florida International University College of Law in 2014.  Before joining the firm,...
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Brian Moen Employment lawyer Ogletree
Associate
Brian graduated, summa cum laude, from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, where he was awarded the Minnesota State Bar Association Law Student Excellence in Labor Law Award and was a staff...
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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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Elizabeth. Soveranez, Labor and Employment Lawyer, Phoenix, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Shareholder
Ms. Soveranez's labor and employment practice includes counseling employers on a wide range of employment-related issues, including discrimination and harassment laws, non-compete...
602-778-3719
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Tiffany Cox Stacy Ogletree Deakins, Labor Policy Lawyer,
Shareholder
Ms. Cox is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law.  Ms. Cox primarily represents employers in all aspects of employment law, including...
210-277-3613
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Thomas Stanek Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins Phoenix
Shareholder
Mr. Stanek represents clients in all aspects of traditional labor relations. He also counsels and represents companies on matters regarding “noncompete” agreements. In addition, Mr. Stanek...
16027783707
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Timothy Stanton, Ogletree Daikins Law Firm, Data Privacy and Employment Attorney
Shareholder
Tim Stanton is an energetic advocate for and trusted advisor to inside counsel and benefits and HR executives. His clients include: retailers and wholesalers; insurance, banking and...
312-558-1249
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Phillip Starch, Ogletree Deakins, litigation employment lawyer
Shareholder
Mr. Strach is a trial lawyer who regularly represents management in labor/employment law and related matters.  A significant area of Phil’s representation of employers and management...
919 789 3179
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Natalie Stevens Ogletree Deakins Attorney
Shareholder
Natalie Stevens represents business entities, educational institutions, and management in a myriad of employment-related matters, including matters involving allegations of assault; breach...
216-274-6904
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Robert W. Stewart, Ogletree Deakins, Employment Regulation Lawyer, hostile Work environment attorney
Shareholder
Bob Stewart is equally comfortable and experienced in the field of Employment Law/Litigation, as well as in the field of Traditional Labor Law. Bob has extensive employment law/litigation...
314-827-3427
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Rachel Stone, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Law Attorney, Philadelphia
Associate
Rachel Stone is an associate in the Philadelphia office of Ogletree Deakins.  She focuses her practice on defending employers against employment-based claims in state and federal court and...
215-995-2800
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Sage Stone Labor Employment Attorney Ogletree
Sage Stone is an associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office where he represents and advises employers on labor and employment matters. Sage is an experienced litigator, having handled cases...
213 330 0807
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