August 5, 2021

Volume XI, Number 217

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.:

Lisa Burton, 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...
Valerie N. Butera Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Detroit, MI
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...
Anthony Byergo, Seattle, Ogletree Deakins, Labor and Employment, Collective Bargaining
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...


Ashley Prickett Cuttino Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins
Ashley concentrates her practice in management-side employment litigation, including defending claims against wage and hour, discrimination, wrongful discharge, and breach of contract.  She...
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...


Wendy Miller, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Nashville, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
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...
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,...
Brian Moen Employment lawyer Ogletree
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...
Jerald L. Monson III Employment Law Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Los Angeles, CA
Jerald Monson is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Ogletree Deakins. He represents employers in single plaintiff cases and collective actions in a wide range of employment matters,...
Chris Morehead, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment and Litigation Attorney
Chris is an employment litigator and advisor who takes great pride in defending and assisting his local, regional, and national clients with issues both large and small. Chris regularly...
Mark O. Morgan Employment Law Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Seattle, WA
Mark represents local and national employers in a variety of employment-related matters. Mark’s diverse practice includes resolving disputes that involve allegations of discrimination,...
Karen Morinelli, Ogletree Deakins, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Karen M. Morinelli is a Shareholder in the Tampa office. As former General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources, she brings a strong business perspective to both client relations...
Rachel Morris, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Litigation Attorney
Ms. Morris focuses her practice on representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment litigation and compliance.
Mr. Morrison is a member of the employee benefits and executive compensation group. His practice encompasses all aspects of executive compensation and employee benefits, focusing on the...
Marifrances Morrison, Ogletree Deakins, business immigration representation lawyer,
Ms. Morrison provides comprehensive business immigration representation to Fortune 500 companies with an emphasis on technology, semiconductor, financial, and life science industries.  Ms....


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...
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Pietro Straulino-Rodriguez , Labor, Employment, Attorney, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Managing Partner
Pietro Straulino-Rodríguez is the managing partner of the Mexico City office of Ogletree Deakins. Before starting at Ogletree Deakins, Pietro worked for a number of years as a partner in...
John G. Stretton, Ogletree Deakins, noncompete confidentiality lawyer, wrongful termination attorney
John Stretton is a Shareholder in the Stamford office of Ogletree Deakins with nearly twenty years of experience. Clients view John as a resourceful counselor and aggressive litigator who...
Brandon E. Strey Labor Attorney Ogletree Deakins San Antonio
Mr. Strey represents individuals, companies, and employers in all phases of employment claims and provides advice for employment-related matters in pre-litigation situations. Mr. Strey has...
Eric C. Stuart is a shareholder in the Morristown and New York City offices of Ogletree Deakins. He has a career-long commitment to representing employers in all aspects of traditional...
Stumpf, Ogletree, Employment Law
Mallory Stumpf is an associate in Ogletree Deakins' St. Louis office. Mallory earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with minors in Legal Studies and Health Care Ethics, graduating magna...
Gustavo Suarez, Gus, Employment Law Attorney, counseling, background checks, EEOC, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Of Counsel
Gustavo (“Gus”) Suárez assists employers with a broad range of employment law issues, including counseling on federal and state background check and e-signature law; investigating and...
Jennifer P. Suberlak is an associate in Ogletree Deakins’ San Diego office. Her practice focuses on employment counseling and litigation. Jennifer provides advice to a wide range of...
Deepa Subramanian Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Deepa Subramanian represents employers in all aspects of employment law, including employment litigation and counseling.  Ms. Subramanian advises and defends clients in federal and state...
Daniel Sulton Employee Benefits Attorney
Daniel is a member of the firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice group and focuses his practice in the area of employee benefit plan compliance and litigation.  Daniel...