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Ruthie Goodboe Joins Ogletree Deakins as Shareholder

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – October 21, 2010 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms, welcomes Ruthie Goodboe to the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office as a shareholder.  Previously, Goodboe was a partner with McGuireWoods LLP in the firm’s Norfolk, Virginia office. 

Goodboe has extensive experience in traditional labor matters, including substantial experience with union campaigns, strikes, boycotts, and in union avoidance counseling and training.  She has represented clients in elections and campaigns before the National Labor Relations Board, and in unfair labor practice charges and actions under the Labor Relations Management Act.  She regularly assists clients with effective auditing, negotiating and administrating collective bargaining agreements, including handling arbitrations involving discharge, discipline, sub-contracting, removal of bargaining unit work, recall rights, shutdown of plant operations, and other contractual issues. 

In addition to her labor law experience, Goodboe also represents management in a wide range of employment law matters, including individual and class action federal and state employment litigation under Title VII of the Civil Right Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, and corresponding state statutes.  Goodboe’s experience also includes counseling and advising human resource professionals, corporate executives, boards of directors, operations managers and in-house counsel regarding the development and strategic implementation of human resource policies and the integration of such policies into their businesses.

“Ruthie is a complete labor and employment lawyer,” said Tom Cattel, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Bloomfield Hills office.  “She will be a tremendous resource to employers in this area of the country and fits well with our firm’s national footprint.  Ruthie’s addition to our office will significantly increase our ability to locally handle the most difficult of traditional labor law issues.” 

Goodboe earned her J.D. from the College of William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law in 1995, and a B.A. in journalism from The Ohio State University in 1983.

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, environmental, 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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