GREENVILLE, SC – May 27, 2008 – Ogletree Deakins announced today that attorneys Matthew K. Johnson and Thomas A. Bright have graduated from leadership programs sponsored by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and the Greer Chamber of Commerce, respectively. The programs are aimed at strengthening community leadership.
Matthew K. Johnson, a shareholder at Ogletree Deakins, graduated from Leadership Greenville Class 34. Sponsored by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce each year since 1973, Leadership Greenville is designed to help develop informed, committed, and qualified leaders for Greenville County. By intensively examining the issues affecting the county, Leadership Greenville prepares and motivates participants to provide quality, dynamic leadership.
Thomas A. Bright, also a shareholder at Ogletree Deakins, graduated from Leadership Greer Class 28. Established in 1978, Leadership Greer is a development program created by the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce. The program helps identify and shape leaders in the Greer community. Program objectives include challenging participants to respond to the needs of the community, creating a sense of teamwork between participants and community leaders, and identifying opportunities for community involvement.
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Ogletree Deakins began its practice in Greenville, South Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia in 1977. Since then, the firm has grown to more than 400 attorneys and has more than 40 lawyers in Greenville who serve management exclusively. With a total of 33 locations across the country, Ogletree Deakins is the third largest labor and employment law firm in the United States. 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.
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