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Trina R. Le Riche Joins Ogletree Deakins’ Kansas City Office

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KANSAS CITY, MO – August 3, 2009 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), America’s third-largest labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce that Trina R. Le Riche has joined its Kansas City office as a shareholder. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Ms. Le Riche was a partner with Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP in Kansas City. 

Ms. Le Riche concentrates her practice in the areas of labor and employment law.  Her employment litigation experience includes defending employers against claims of race, gender, disability and age discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations before federal and state courts and various administrative agencies.  Ms. Le Riche also has experience defending employers in collective and class-action matters.

Ms. Le Riche has successfully enforced restrictive covenants in state courts, and regularly drafts and counsels employers on enforcing such restrictive covenants.  She has extensive experience counseling clients in litigation avoidance, negotiating and drafting severance agreements, conducting on-site workplace investigations, and presenting training seminars. She frequently speaks to employers on avoiding workplace liability. 

In addition, Ms. Le Riche has extensive experience structuring large scale reductions in force, and other actions involving the WARN Act, as well as employment issues involving mergers, acquisitions, and the sale of businesses.  Ms. Le Riche has represented employers in numerous diverse industries and in almost all states.

“We are extremely pleased to have an attorney of Trina’s caliber and experience joining our firm,” said Patrick F. Hulla, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Kansas City office. “In today’s volatile economic environment, Trina’s outstanding employment law credentials and skills will make her an invaluable asset for our firm and clients.”       

Ms. Le Riche earned her B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Missouri in 1994, and her law degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia School of Law, in 1997.

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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