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Ogletree Deakins Opens Las Vegas Office, Increasing National Expansion and Western Reach

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ATLANTA, GA – January 14, 2010 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), the nation’s third-largest labor and employment law firm, announced today the firm would open an office in Las Vegas on January 19 to meet the market’s growing need for labor and employment legal services.  Tony Martin, formerly with Lewis and Roca LLP, will lead the office as Managing Shareholder. 

Joining Martin as shareholders are Suzanne Martin and Jill Garcia, also formerly with Lewis and Roca LLP, and Jeff Winchester, formerly with Fisher & Phillips LLP.  Associates in the new office are Christian Zinn and Christopher Pastore formerly with Lewis and Roca LLP.  Collectively, the group represents 50 years of experience in labor and employment law and has handled cases and matters relating to ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, WARN Act, Title VII, Title IX, traditional labor matters including labor-management relations, grievance arbitrations, and collective bargaining, wage and hour collective actions, contract and breach of fiduciary claims, restrictive covenants, employer policies and training, government audits, wrongful termination, EEOC claims, hiring practices, and immigration issues. 

“This is a talented, hard working and energetic group of employment attorneys with a passion for professionalism,“ said Gray Geddie, Ogletree Deakins’ Managing Shareholder.  “Las Vegas has long been a target market for us, and we know that our clients will be well served by our new colleagues.”

“It’s exciting to become a part of Ogletree Deakins,” said Tony Martin.  “Our clients will greatly benefit from the firm’s national network of labor and employment law attorneys, which will allow them to efficiently address the evolving trends in workplace laws and regulations.  The firm’s well-known commitment to client service is consistent with our approach to practicing law.” 

With the addition of the Las Vegas office, Ogletree Deakins now has 36 locations across the United States, equipped with the experience to assist employers with their labor and employment law needs.

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 36 offices across the U.S.  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 Ryan King, public relations manager, at (404) 870-1742.  

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