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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC

Labor & Employment

1 ranked lawyersBand 2AlabamaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Sizable national firm of labor and employment specialists, with a well-established Birmingham office. Particularly strong client base in the higher education market. Well versed in traditional labor matters, assisting clients with union collective bargaining and in a range of disputes. Regularly handles defense work against OFCCP claims as well as advising on discrimination, trade secrets and retaliation mandates.

Strengths

Sources find the team to be "seasoned practitioners who do excellent work."

Clients say: "Their work is of the highest quality - as is their customer service."

One client says: "They always provide prompt, professional service."

Work highlights

Successfully represented the University of North Alabama in sensitive Title IX litigation. The claim was brought by a student who alleged that she was sexually harassed and assaulted by a professor, and that the professor had been improperly hired on account of previous sexual assault allegations.

Notable practitioners

James Pennington handles a wide variety of employment mandates, including union negotiations, labor law compliance and collective bargaining cases.
"James Pennington is an excellent attorney.""He is exceptionally client-focused and responsive; he provides valuable perspective and is very helpful in alerting us to emerging risks."

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Alabama

Labor & Employment


James C Pennington
Band 2