WASHINGTON – June 12, 2017 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that the board of directors of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) has named Rob Niccolini as the new president-elect designate for the coming year. Rob will serve as president of the association in fiscal year 2019-2020.
Niccolini, a shareholder with Ogletree Deakins, is co-chair of the firm’s Healthcare Practice group and represents management in employment litigation and labor disputes. His practice includes all facets of employment discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, ADA, FMLA, ERISA, covenants not to compete and employment torts, as well as labor arbitration, union campaigns, and unfair labor practice proceedings. He also has extensive experience with class and collective actions.
“I’ve worked with Rob for a number of years within AHLA and have nothing but the highest level of respect for his work ethic and commitment to our industry,” said AHLA Board President Charlene McGinty. “He is a thoughtful leader with great ideas that will continue to advance the mission of the association.”
Niccolini has been an active leader within AHLA. He has been chair of the Membership and Public Interest Committees, as well as the Labor and Employment Practice Group, and vice-chair of the Publications, Labor and Employment Practice Group. Over the years, Niccolini has been selected to speak at more than 20 AHLA programs and has also been published in both AHLA’s Connections Magazine and the Journal of Health & Life Sciences.
“Rob’s tenure with AHLA and dedication to diversity and inclusion, and public interest within health law, is quite impressive,” said AHLA CEO David Cade. “He understands that labor and employment law are critical to the success of health care and will bring a unique perspective to the presidential role, allowing us to grow stronger as a respected leader within health law education.”
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 more than 800 attorneys located in 52 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. www.ogletree.com
About the American Health Lawyers Association
The American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) is the nation’s largest nonpartisan educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field. The Association’s more than 13,500 members practice in a variety of settings in the health care community. For information about AHLA’s resources, publications, and educational offerings, visit http://www.healthlawyers.org or follow the AHLA on Twitter @healthlawyers.