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Ogletree Deakins Welcomes Jennifer L. Gokenbach as Of Counsel

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Growth of Firm’s Denver Office Continues 

DENVER, CO – June 28, 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 Jennifer L. Gokenbach has joined its Denver office as Of Counsel.  Gokenbach is formerly with Moye White LLP in the firm’s Denver office where she was co-chair of the employment group. 

“Jennifer is a talented trial attorney, an effective counselor, and a welcome addition to the team,” said Steven Moore, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Denver office.  “Her experience, combined with our national reach of labor and employment law attorneys, will be a great benefit to clients.”    

In her practice, Gokenbach defends employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, wage and hour suits, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, and other employment-related claims.  Gokenbach also has experience in providing proactive counsel with issues such as hiring practices, reductions in force, workplace safety, compensation, workplace policies and compliance.  She has extensive experience speaking and presenting to management and human resources professionals on a myriad of employment law issues.  Gokenbach is also a frequent author writing on such topics as considerations and legal risks in downsizing, caregiver discrimination, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), and successfully managing today’s problematic employees, among others.     

In addition to her law practice, Gokenbach is an instructor at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.  She earned her J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law; received a M.B.A. from the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business; and a B.S. in Statistics from San Diego State University.  

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 500 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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