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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC

Labor & Employment

7 ranked lawyersBand 1ArizonaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Market-leading practice, providing a full-service offering and advising clients on both noncontentious and contentious matters, including complex or high-stakes reputational issues. Offers unrivaled practice area litigation experience, a particularly substantial traditional labor law capability and expertise on issues such as discrimination cases and whistleblowing. Maintains offices in both Phoenix and Tucson, and benefits additionally from its broad, nationwide footprint.

Strengths

"Ogletree has an excellent group of lawyers," comments one source, further adding: "I found them to be knowledgeable and efficient."

Another interviewee adds: "They understand our business and are really responsive."

Work highlights

Defended Daiohs USA in a case of alleged wrongful termination in violation of Arizona’s medical marijuana statute.

Notable practitioners

Joseph Clees has extensive experience in both contentious and noncontentious employment mandates. He is additionally recognized for his nationwide practice.
"He is very practical in his advice and keeps in mind how the approach will impact other areas of business, which is very valuable." "I appreciate the way that he thinks about strategy and the way small decisions add up to bigger ones in disputes. He brings a great deal of value to every interaction."

Eric Dowell is well regarded for his experienced handling of whistleblowing, discrimination and wrongful termination cases.
"He is a very good litigator, he is diligent, prepared and clear in his writing and speaking."

Leah Freed has deep experience assisting employers with contentious labor law mandates. She regularly works on discrimination claims and workplace relations.
"She is very smart, levelheaded and good to deal with."

Mark Kisicki is well reputed for his talents assisting parties with contentious matters. He is a go-to for representing defendants in unfair dismissal cases, allegations of discrimination and severance disputes.

Nonnie Shivers is noted for her consummate handling of labor and employment mandates, often of a litigious nature. She possesses key sector expertise in the airline industry.
"Her knowledge of the law, particularly leave of absence laws, her responsiveness and of course her practicality, are things I love about her." "She's very smart, very gifted, pretty aggressive and a good tactician."

Thomas Stanek acts across a range of traditional labor law matters, including collective bargaining negotiations and union avoidance strategies.
"He is a well-known and very solid practitioner."

Tibor Nagy is deeply experienced in assisting clients with contentious labor issues, including unfair dismissal claims. He also has considerable experience advising clients on discrimination claims.

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Arizona

Labor & Employment


Joseph T Clees
Eminent Practitioners
L Eric Dowell
Band 3
Leah Freed
Band 3
Mark G Kisicki
Band 1
Nonnie Shivers
Band 2
Thomas M Stanek
Band 4

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