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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC

Labor & Employment

3 ranked lawyersBand 3MassachusettsUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Fields experienced trial attorneys well-versed in a broad range of employment discrimination and unfair competition issues. Equipped to handle local, national and international work. Offers strong expertise across a diverse range of industry sectors including retail and life sciences. Often retained to advise on high-stakes labor and employment issues, with specialist expertise in whistleblower and drug testing cases.

Strengths

Clients characterize it as "a very good labor and employment firm with lots of resources in that area."

Peers value Ogletree as "a go-to firm locally, with some very strong employment lawyers."

Work highlights

Represented a defense contractor in connection with grievous sexual harassment and gender discrimination allegations.

Notable practitioners

Mark Burak advises on the full range of employment issues, with a focus on acting for clients in the life sciences sector.
"He is a very smart lawyer, with a great reputation as a litigator, and provides very practical advice to clients."

Michael Clarkson has niche expertise in regard to workplace drug testing and the crossover between employment law and the law around medical marijuana.
"He's very knowledgeable and really understands how to serve his clients."

Neil McKittrick is a well-regarded traditional labor lawyer, noted for his expertise in noncompete matters. He is also well versed in handling class actions.
"A great, smart lawyer who takes a practical approach to resolving cases. He is able to put all noise aside and get to the heart of a problem."

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Massachusetts

Labor & Employment


Mark Burak
Band 4
Michael Clarkson
Band 4
Neil McKittrick
Band 3