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Ogletree Deakins Names Elizabeth Washko as Managing Shareholder of Nashville Office

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NASHVILLE, TN – February 8, 2010 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), the nation’s third-largest labor and employment law firm, announced that Elizabeth (Liz) Washko has been named as the new Managing Shareholder for the firm’s Nashville office.  She takes over from Tom Davis who, after five years in the position, has become the Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Traditional Labor Practice Group.  In her role, Washko will be responsible for the leadership, growth, and day-to-day operation of the office.    

“As Managing Shareholder, I look forward to growing the Nashville office and continuing to provide our clients with the best and most responsive legal services. ” said Washko.  “I sincerely appreciate the tremendous job Tom performed during his time in this role.”

In her practice, Washko represents management in a wide variety of employment litigation matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) , wrongful termination, breach of contract, and covenant not to compete cases.  She has acted as lead counsel in many jury trials in both state and federal courts.  In addition to her litigation experience, Washko also conducts training on employment issues, drafts and reviews employment policies and agreements, and conducts harassment and other types of investigations for employers.  Washko is a frequent speaker and writer on topics relating to all types of employment issues and works with clients on preventive strategies to avoid discrimination, retaliation and other employment claims.

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 37 offices across the United States.  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 United States.  For more information, please contact Ryan King, public relations manager, at (404) 870-1742.  

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