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Ogletree Deakins Welcomes Burton D. Garland, Jr., to its St. Louis Office

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ST. LOUIS, MO – September 15, 2008 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), the nation’s third largest labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce Burton D. Garland, Jr., has joined the firm’s St. Louis office. He will hold an of counsel position with the firm.

“We are delighted that Burt is bringing his outstanding legal talents and experience to Ogletree Deakins,” said Gregg M. Lemley, co-managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ St. Louis office. “Burt is an extremely gifted attorney who will be a superior resource for our clients and our firm.”

Mr. Garland, formerly of The Lowenbaum Partnership, LLC in Clayton, Missouri, practices all facets of labor and employment law. His employment practice includes representing clients in employment discrimination claims under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the various state counterparts to those federal laws. He is involved in litigating employment discrimination claims, as well as investigating and responding on behalf of management to employee claims before administrative agencies. Mr. Garland has appeared in federal and state courts and agencies throughout the U.S., and is permanently admitted to practice law in Missouri and Illinois. Mr. Garland’s labor law practice includes union avoidance, elections, objections to elections, collective bargaining, strikes and injunctions, arbitration, and unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board. He regularly counsels and litigates issues related to non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements. He also advises clients on employment-related matters and on drafting personnel policies, employment contracts, severance agreements, and employee handbooks.

Mr. Garland earned his B.S.B.A. with honors from the University of Arizona in 1992. He earned his M.B.A. with honors from St. Louis University in 1995 and his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law, also in 1995.
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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