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Ogletree Deakins Welcomes David P. Thatcher to Its Atlanta Office

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ATLANTA, GA – July 27, 2009 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins) is pleased to announce that David P. Thatcher has joined its Atlanta office as a shareholder. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Mr. Thatcher was a shareholder with Chamberlain Hrdlicka in Atlanta.

Mr. Thatcher is a seasoned trial attorney who represents employers in sophisticated business litigation matters. He also advises employers regarding all aspects of employment law. In his 16-year career he has obtained favorable results for clients ranging from successful prosecution of securities-fraud cases to winning the defense of a class action filed against a client by the EEOC.

Mr. Thatcher regularly appears on behalf of employers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies across the U.S., in claims filed by employees,former employees, and government agencies. He also advises clients on day-to-day employment issues, including trade secrets, restrictive covenants, handbooks, and policies.

“We are very pleased to have an attorney of David’s outstanding litigation and counseling abilities joining our firm,” said Bill Steinhaus, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Atlanta office. “David’s exceptional legal skills will make him an invaluable asset for our clients and firm.”       

Mr. Thatcher earned his B.S. from Mercer University in Atlanta in 1988 and his law degree, cum laude, from The Mercer University School of Law in 1991.

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 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 Dave Carew, public relations manager, at (615) 332-0718.

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