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Ogletree Deakins Moves Up on the NLJ 250 Survey

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GREENVILLE, SC – April 26, 2011 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms, advanced 14 spots to 86 on The National Law Journal’s NLJ 250, an annual survey of the largest law firms in the United States.

“We are delighted with the recognition Ogletree Deakins has received in the NLJ 250,” said Jimmie Stewart III, a founder of the firm who is Of Counsel in its Greenville office. “We are proud of our attorneys and are pleased with the firm’s continued growth and expansion. We attribute our success to unparalled client service and to the talented and skilled individuals we have in Greenville and across the country.”

In 2010, Ogletree Deakins opened five new offices bringing the total number of offices to 40. Greenville is Ogletree Deakins’ largest office, with 41 attorneys. An additional 20 attorneys practice in the firm’s Columbia and Charleston offices. Ogletree Deakins opened its Greenville office in 1977.

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.

About the NLJ 250

The NLJ 250 is an annual survey of the nation’s 250 largest law firms and is published by The National Law Journal. The survey is sent to approximately 300 law firms and eligibility is based on a firm’s total number of attorneys, excluding contract or temporary attorneys. Qualified firms must also have more lawyers based in the United States than in any other single country.

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