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Ogletree Deakins Welcomes Robert A. Jones as Of Counsel

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – April 5, 2010 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Robert A. Jones has joined its San Francisco office as Of Counsel.  Previously, Jones was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Deputy Secretary, Special Counsel for the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. 

Prior to his appointment, Jones was California’s State Labor Commissioner where he was responsible for enforcing the state’s labor laws on working conditions, minimum wage and overtime.  He has also served as the Chief Counsel for the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. 

“Robert brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our firm,” said Doug Farmer the managing shareholder of the San Francisco office.  “As the labor landscape continues to change, his experience will create great value for clients dealing with a wide range of labor matters.”

Earlier in his career, Jones practiced private and public sector labor and employment law for more than 20 years and was a founding member of the Jones Law Group.  His client list included a wide range of businesses with both domestic and international operations. 

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 39 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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