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Ogletree Deakins Honored as the Top Law Firm at 2010 Best Places to Work

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – May 13, 2010 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of America’s largest labor and employment law firms, was awarded the highest ranking in the state among law firms by the Indiana Chamber’s 2010 Best Places To Work program in the large company category.  Overall, the firm ranked eighth behind companies such as Microsoft Corporation and Centier Bank.    
The Indiana Chamber’s Best Places to Work program honors the top companies in the state, as determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys.  Winners were selected from two categories: small to medium-sized companies of between 25 and 249 employees (in Indiana or total nationally if there is a parent company) and large-sized companies consisting of 250 or more employees (in Indiana or total nationally if there is a parent company).  Out-of-state parent companies were eligible to participate if at least 25 full-time employees are in Indiana.

Ogletree Deakins’ attorneys and staff spoke of a set of core values shared among them when asked to comment on their workplace.  Among the attributes, teamwork, impeccable client service, integrity and transparency, a high level of collaboration amongst colleagues, and accessibility to management ranked high in respondent surveys.

“We’re thrilled as it’s a privilege to be named a Best Place to Work.  Plus, to be ranked as the top law firm in our category is a reflection of the dynamic group of talented professionals here that support each other both in their work and in the community,” said Managing Shareholder Chuck Baldwin.  “We’ve worked collectively to promote a culture where everyone feels comfortable expressing their thoughts and soliciting feedback making for a stronger team and enabling premier client service. “ 

Founded in 2000 with nine attorneys, today the office boasts 31 attorneys with 29 supporting staff and celebrates it’s 10th year in Indianapolis. 

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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