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Ogletree Deakins Receives Tier 1 Rankings In U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers Survey

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ATLANTA, GA – September 17, 2010 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins) announced today that the firm has earned a National Tier 1 ranking in employment law and labor law in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2010 Best Law Firms Rankings.  Ogletree Deakins’ also received a National Tier 1 designation in construction law in the rankings published this week.  Additionally, 30 of the firm’s offices were recognized by the publications for providing quality legal representation in their market with 19 of those offices earning a Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking, signaling a unique combination of excellence and breadth of experience.  These inaugural rankings showcase 8,782 different law firms ranked in one or more of 81 major practice areas.  The reputational survey responses were combined with more than 3.1 million evaluations of individual lawyers in ranked firms in the most recent Best Lawyers survey of leading lawyers.   

Last month, The Best Lawyers in America named 121 of the firm’s attorneys to the 2011 edition of the peer-review publication.  Of these 121 lawyers, 110 were named to the list under Labor and Employment Law giving Ogletree Deakins the distinction of having more Best Lawyers in the field of Labor and Employment Law than any other law firm in the United States.   

Ogletree Deakins’ Managing Shareholder Kim Ebert said, “We are very proud of this achievement.  It underscores our commitment to delivering first-class client service, is a reflection of the firm’s culture, and illustrates our deep bench strength in labor and employment law.”  Ebert added, “We will continue to excel in meeting our client’s needs and fostering a spirit of partnership that we believe is part of the reason for this achievement.”    

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 500 lawyers located in 40 offices across the United States.  In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, construction, 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.

About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For more than 25 years, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties.  The 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 41,385 lawyers covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.  Best Lawyers also publishes peer-reviewed listings of lawyers in most of the world’s major legal markets.  Best Lawyers lists are excerpted in a wide range of general interest, business and legal publications worldwide, reaching an audience of more than 17 million readers.

About the U.S. News Media Group

The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes the monthly U.S. News & World Report magazine, the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com, and www.rankingsandreviews.com.  The U.S. News Media Group’s signature franchises include its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its “America’s Best” series of consumer guides that includes rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, health plans, and more.

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