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Ogletree Deakins Named Law Firm of Choice by Employers

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Firm Ranked #1 in Discrimination Suits in 2006

ATLANTA – February 16, 2007 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins) was ranked as the law firm employers most frequently turn to for representation in federal discrimination suits, according to a survey released by Employment Law360 on February 15. The firm was retained in 349 federal discrimination suits last year and was ranked number one in the survey over several larger competitors. In addition, Ogletree Deakins was ranked second in employment litigation and ERISA litigation.

Ogletree Deakins, which celebrated its 30th anniversary on Valentine’s Day, added three offices on January 1 – boosting the firm’s attorney count to 350 and increasing its number of offices to 28. Over the last five years, the firm has more than doubled in size.

“We have a very unique specialty practice here at Ogletree Deakins. We have a national footprint, allowing us to represent clients coast to coast, as well as incredible bench strength – with 350 lawyers who all specialize in employment, immigration, safety, or benefits law,” said Gray Geddie, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins. “We provide outstanding client service, both through the services provided by our lawyers and in terms of our publications, seminars, and electronic information. Time and time again our clients tell us that our approach to the practice of law is different than many firms in that we become a true partner with them – interested in them as an organization and not just as a source of revenue.”

About The Employment Law360

The Employment Law360 is a newswire for legal professionals in the employment industry and covers developing stories in litigation, law and regulation. It is published by Portfolio Media, Inc., a wholly independent publishing company with no financial ties to any law firms or litigants.

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 350 lawyers located in 28 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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