ATLANTA – August 7, 2006 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins) is pleased to announce that L. Gray Geddie, Jr., managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins, was inducted into The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers at a ceremony held in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 6, 2006. The firm now has nineteen Fellows in The College – more than any other law firm in the country.
“Gray has always distinguished himself as a leader in the employment law profession and this honor is well deserved,” said Homer L. Deakins, Jr., a founding member of Ogletree Deakins.
Membership in The College is by invitation only and is the highest recognition of sustained outstanding performance in the profession. Attorneys who are inducted as Fellows exemplify top standards with regard to their character, professional expertise, and leadership. They also provide first-rate services to clients, the bar, bench, and public and possess the highest professional qualifications and ethical standards.
About The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Headquartered in Washington, DC, The College has over 715 members in 42 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The College was established in 1995 through an initiative of the Council of The Section of Labor and Employment Law of The American Bar Association and was designed to further establish the profession in all its aspects as one uniquely important to the world of labor and employment law, individual rights, collective bargaining and dispute resolution.
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 25 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.