Chairman: Mr C Matthew Keen
Number of partners: 399 Number of lawyers: 894
Languages: Creole, English, Filipino, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Romanian, Spanish
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management. The firm has more than 850 labor and employment lawyers located in more than 50 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. Ogletree Deakins has a well-developed footprint and is dedicated to providing professional, cost-effective services across the full spectrum of labor and employment law. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from start-up companies to Fortune 50 corporations. 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. As this suggests, the firm is dedicated to partnering with in-house legal and human resources colleagues to deliver timely, client-centered counsel and representation.
Ogletree Deakins prides itself on an outstanding staff of experienced legal professionals. The firm and its attorneys consistently receive recognition from select organizations and publications. For example, Ogletree Deakins has been named a ‘Law Firm of the Year’ for eight consecutive years by US News –Best Lawyers®‘Best Law Firms.’
In 2019, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in the Employment Law — Management category. The firm also has more than 200 attorneys who are listed in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America and more than 75 attorneys are named ‘Leaders in their Field’ in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA.
Ogletree Deakins has a long tradition of diversity among its lawyers and staff. The firm’s commitment to diversity has been recognized by such publications as Law360 and by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index.
Main Areas of Practice:
Traditional Labor Relations
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Workplace Safety & Health
Unfair Competition & Trade Secrets
Affirmative Action & OFCCP Compliance
Wage & Hour
Ethics Compliance, Investigations & Whistleblower
Sports & Entertainment
Airline & Railway
Defense Contracting Industry
E-Discovery & Records Retention
Leaves of Absence/Reasonable Accommodation
Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution