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Ogletree Deakins Ascends NLJ 250

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ATLANTA  – November 14, 2006 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), the nation’s third largest labor and employment law firm, has ascended the NLJ 250 list this year, advancing eleven notches from 142 in 2005 to 131 in 2006. As the firm has strengthened in size over the last year, it has also increased its visibility on the NLJ 250, as well as across the United States. The firm now has over 300 attorneys in 25 locations nationwide.

“We are pleased Ogletree Deakins has advanced on this year’s NLJ 250 list,” said Gray Geddie, managing shareholder of the firm. “Although the firm has grown in size over the past year, our goal is not to be the biggest law firm. We believe that providing first class legal service to our clients is our number one priority. By adhering to this philosophy, we’ve been able to grow the firm in order to meet the expanded needs of our clients. Moving up on the NLJ 250 list is a positive sign that our quality of service is second to none.”

About the NLJ 250

The NLJ 250 is an annual survey of the nation’s 250 largest law firms and is published by The National Law Journal. The survey is sent to approximately 300 law firms and eligibility is based on a firm’s total number of attorneys, excluding contract or temporary attorneys. Qualified firms must also have more lawyers based in the United States than in any other single country.

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 nearly 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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