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Ogletree Deakins Welcomes Raymond S. Castro to its Tampa Office

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TAMPA, FL – June 24, 2008 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), the nation’s third largest labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce Raymond S. Castro has joined the firm’s Tampa office. He will hold an of counsel position with the firm.

Mr. Castro has more than thirty years of experience in litigation and employment law and is Board Certified as a specialist in Labor and Employment Law by the Florida Bar Association. His experience includes legal matters arising under Equal Employment Opportunity laws, wage and hour law, NLRB, employment contracts, drug testing, executive severance contracts, and employment litigation in state and federal court.

Before joining Ogletree Deakins, Mr. Castro spent time in private practice with his own firm Castro Law Group, P.A.  Prior to that, he practiced with two national law firms – Akerman Senterfitt and DLA Piper. In the early ‘90s, Mr. Castro served as Vice President of Human Resources, Atlantic Division, for ADVO, Inc., the largest direct mail marketing firm in the United States. Prior to his position at ADVO, Inc., Mr. Castro was Employment Compliance Manager for Taco Bell, responsible for labor and employment matters for its 65,000 employees.

Mr. Castro earned his B.A from Christian Brothers University in 1970. He earned his law degree from the University of Memphis in 1974.

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 400 lawyers located in 33 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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