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Thomas Vasiljevich Named Chairman of Illinois Bar Association's Federal Taxation Section Council

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CHICAGO – June 21, 2006 – The Chicago office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins) is please to announce that attorney Thomas Vasiljevich  has been named Chairman of the Federal Taxation Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. Mr. Vasiljevich will serve as Chairman for the 2006-2007 fiscal year effective immediately. Previously, he was Vice-Chair for the Council.

Comprised of 15 lawyers from around the state of Illinois, The Federal Taxation Section Council seeks to inform and counsel members of the Bar on current federal taxation developments. In addition, the Council reviews and explains federal tax laws, regulations, and court decisions, and helps to improve and monitor comprehension of the federal tax system.

“It’s an honor to be named Chairman and to be a part of the Council,” said Vasiljevich. “The Federal Taxation Section Council plays an important role in keeping Bar members up to date on federal taxation developments, and I look forward to serving on it again.”

Thomas Vasiljevich is a shareholder in Ogletree Deakins’ Chicago office and represents and counsels employers on employee benefits and executive compensation issues including retirement, welfare benefit and non-qualified plans; employment contracts and severance arrangements; multi-employer plan issues; fiduciary and plan investment issues; regulatory matters; legislative issues; and litigation.

About Ogletree Deakins

Ogletree Deakins is the nation’s third largest labor and employment law firm, representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 300 lawyers located in 24 offices from Miami to Los Angeles. 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, including more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations in the U.S.

For more information, please contact Karen Gonzales, communications manager, at 210-277-3606.

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