Life At Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 850 lawyers located in 53 offices across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe.
Ogletree Deakins has been named a Law Firm of the Year eight consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 900 lawyers located in 53 offices across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Ogletree Deakins has been named a Law Firm of the Year eight consecutive years by U.S. 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 and has earned a ranking on career intelligence website Vault.com’s 2018 list of the Top 25 Law Firms for Diversity. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. Throughout the firm, lawyers of diverse gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, and physical abilities have significant positions of responsibility. These positions include a seat on the Compensation Committee and more than a dozen managing shareholders of our offices.
Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.
Throughout the firm, lawyers of diverse gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, and physical abilities have significant positions of responsibility. These positions include a seat on the Compensation Committee and more than a dozen managing shareholders of our offices.
We are pleased to offer professional development programs that give all of our attorneys the opportunity to build successful career paths and to ensure outstanding client service. We are committed to having a highly talented, vibrant workforce that reflects the growing diversity of our communities and our clients. We believe that such a workforce is able to contribute unique perspectives and creative approaches. This, in turn, generates the highest quality of legal service and serves the needs of our clients and the communities where we live and work.
Ogletree Deakins offers its Staff and Attorneys a robust suite of benefits including paid time off, sick time, 401(k), paid holidays, health and life insurance (including dental & vision), flexible spending accounts, Teladoc, tuition reimbursement, an EAP, and opportunities for growth.
We believe that professional development, diversity, and inclusion are integral to our outstanding performance and exceptional client service.
My journey at with Ogletree started in 2007 working a contract position at the helpdesk. I took a leap of faith to leave a great steady job as I felt the potential of what could be. Honestly my thoughts and dream where surpassed by my reality. I went full-time in three months, then got my first promotion in three years and now have had four job changes in my twelve years with the firm. Not only have I believed in Ogletree…Ogletree has believed and invested in me. Never in my wildest dreams did I feel my ride here would be so long. However with the attorneys and staff I have met and the relationships made help me wake up to be the best I can be as a man, IT professional, and leader on my team. I am living my best life right now. That is a direct reflection of working with this firm and our proud motto of being one team.DeWitt Porter / AtlantaSite Support Team Lead
I’ve been with Ogletree since 2010 and I am very fortunate to have found my home away from home. I worked my way up the associate ranks and made shareholder in 2018. I spearhead diversity and inclusion efforts for the Atlanta office, as well as the recruiting function and professional development initiatives. I enjoy the colleagues who I work with, the clients who I speak to on a daily basis, and the work that I do. Ogletree really provides a unique experience where I’m surrounded by a diverse and interesting group of intelligent attorneys who also know how to have a lot of fun. I look forward to office holiday parties, summer outings, and our annual retreat as I always know I’ll get to see old friends, make new ones, and create memories for years to come.Deepa N. Subramanian / AtlantaShareholder
Ogletree is an exceptional firm, promoting both personal and professional growth while fostering a collaborative work environment. Assisting employers in every state and several countries internationally, Ogletree is able to provide first-class service to each of its many clients. As a summer associate, the firm’s diverse client base allowed me the opportunity to work on a unique problem daily while enhancing my skills in research, writing, and communication.A. Craig Cleland / AtlantaShareholder
Working at Ogletree is different than any other firm experience in my career. The small firm feel combined with the big firm resources allows us to expeditiously service any client in any market on any subject. More importantly, the collegial atmosphere fostered by the Firm lends itself to establishing personal and business relationships around the nation and world.Andre’ B. Caldwell / Oklahoma CityShareholder
Ogletree is a progressive law firm that’s highly committed to diversity and our client pledge. We are proud of our culture, growth and heritage. There are many opportunities for professional growth. We’re the type of organization that employees want to join…and stay!Suzanne Willis / GreenvilleDirector of Billing, Revenue & Accounts Payable
As a first year associate in Ogletree’s litigation practice group, I have had the opportunity to learn from and work with many talented lawyers on a large variety of interesting cases and projects. Spending two summers with Ogletree as a Summer Associate really helped me gain valuable experience that has proved very beneficial to my personal and professional growth in my first year of practicing law.Andrew J. Maloney / IndianapolisAssociate