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Former U.S. Department of Labor Wage-Hour Administrator Alfred B. Robinson, Jr. Joins Ogletree Deakins' Washington, DC Office

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ATLANTA – August 28, 2006 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins) is pleased to announce the addition of Alfred B. Robinson, Jr. as a shareholder in the firm’s Washington office. Robinson, who recently left his position as the acting Wage and Hour Administrator at the U.S. Department of Labor to join Ogletree Deakins, brings with him years of expertise in wage and hour regulatory compliance. The Wage and Hour Division is responsible for administering and enforcing some of our nation’s most comprehensive labor laws, including the minimum wage, overtime, and child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Before Robinson’s position in the Department of Labor, he served in the South Carolina House of Representatives for ten years. Prior to that, he practiced labor and employment law in Upstate South Carolina for twenty years, representing clients in litigation before the EEOC, NLRB and other administrative agencies. He will be splitting his time between the firm and the firm’s Ogletree Governmental Affairs subsidiary.

“The addition of Al Robinson increases our firm’s national reputation and strengthens our position as being one of the top labor and employment law firms in the country.  His depth of experience and knowledge on fair labor standards issues is a nice complement to the Ogletree Governmental Affairs practice and will be a tremendous asset to the firm and its clients,” said Gray Geddie, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins.

About Ogletree Governmental Affairs

Ogletree Governmental Affairs (OGA), a subsidiary of Ogletree Deakins, is a full service legislative and regulatory affairs consulting firm, dedicated to helping clients solve their problems with the public sector. OGA unites the skills and experience of government relations professionals with the talent of the firm’s lawyers to provide solutions outside the courtroom to regulatory issues.

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.

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