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Ogletree Deakins Welcomes Stuart D. Tochner to Its Los Angeles Office

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LOS ANGELES, CA – August 3, 2009 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins) is pleased to announce that Stuart D. Tochner has joined its Los Angeles office as a shareholder. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Tochner was a labor and employment partner at Musick Peeler in Los Angeles.

Mr. Tochner represents employers in a diverse array of labor and employment matters.  He regularly defends employers against claims for wrongful termination, wage and hour violations (including class-action defense), sexual harassment and discrimination.  He also represents employers in litigation arising from non-competition agreements and claims for misappropriation of trade-secrets.  He further advises employers with respect to employee discipline, discharge and leave of absence issues, and personnel policies and practices. Mr. Tochner has presented seminars for employers on many labor and employment law topics, including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and discrimination. He also has conducted seminars on employment issues of specific interest to colleges and universities.

“We are extremely pleased to have an attorney of Stuart’s caliber and reputation joining our firm,” said Cheryl L. Schreck, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Los Angeles office. “Stuart’s outstanding litigation and counseling skills will make him an invaluable asset for our firm and clients.”       

Mr. Tochner earned his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1981 and his law degree from the University of Southern California School of Law in 1985.

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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