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Charles E. McDonald Elected Chair of SC Bar’s Employment and Labor Law Section

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GREENVILLE, SC – January 5, 2009 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), the nation’s third largest labor and employment law firm, announced today that Charles E. McDonald has been elected Chair of the South Carolina Bar’s Employment and Labor Law Section. Mr. McDonald, a shareholder in Ogletree Deakins’ Greenville office, previously served as Chair-Elect in 2008 and Vice Chair in 2007. 

In his role as Chair of the Employment and Labor Law Section, Mr. McDonald will be responsible for leading the Section – which serves as a forum for all segments of the employment bar to review and comment on regulatory policy and procedure, as well as legislative initiatives. His term, which took effect on January 1, 2009, will last one year.

Mr. McDonald primarily practices in the area of employment litigation. He represents a variety of employers in employment litigation matters ranging from breach of employment contracts to cases involving discrimination in the areas of race, sex, age, and disability in both individual and class actions. He is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a Specialist in Employment and Labor Law.

About Ogletree Deakins

Ogletree Deakins first began its practice in Greenville, South Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia, in 1977. Since then, the firm has grown to more than 430 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 focusing 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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