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Ron Chapman, Jr., Named a “Top Corporate Defender” by the Dallas Business Journal

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Prestigious honor spotlights DFW’s most valuable business-defense attorneys

DALLAS, TX – May 26, 2009 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the nation’s three largest labor and employment law firms, announced today that Ron Chapman, Jr., a shareholder in its Dallas office, has been named a “Top Corporate Defender” in the May 22 issue of the Dallas Business Journal. 

The prestigious honor is awarded annually to just 15 business-defense attorneys in Dallas/Fort Worth who earn the ranking as the result of a Dallas Business Journal poll of general counsels, judges, and other attorneys across the city.  Based on these interviews, Mr. Chapman is ranked among the Top 15 elite attorneys whom businesses want on their side when they walk into court.

“We are extremely pleased that Ron Chapman’s superb legal-defense skills on behalf of business clients have been recognized in this way,” said Bryant S. McFall, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Dallas office.  “The fact that this award results from interviews with Ron’s legal peers across Dallas/Fort Worth makes it even more impressive and genuinely deserved.”

Ron Chapman, Jr. represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law, including employment agreements and policies, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, non-competition and non-disclosure covenants, leaves of absence, unfair labor practices, union campaigns, collective bargaining, and workplace safety issues.  He has defended clients in more than 25 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including in class and collective actions.  Mr. Chapman also provides counseling to HR professionals and business owners, helping them navigate legal and practical considerations. Texas Monthly consistently names Mr. Chapman one of the state’s “Super Lawyers,” and D Magazine has recognized him as one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas.”

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 450 lawyers located in 35 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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