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Ogletree Deakins Welcomes Lauren Shine as Of Counsel

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BIRMINGHAM, AL – April 27, 2011 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms, continues the growth of the firm’s Birmingham office in welcoming Lauren Shine as Of Counsel. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Shine served as in-house counsel for Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division and was also in private practice in Birmingham.

Shine’s practice includes worker’s compensation defense and employment law. She has represented multiple local and national businesses in all stages of litigation and has experience in handling claims of retaliation and wrongful termination. Additionally, Shine has trained managers and human resources personnel regarding employment policies and issues as well as drafted handbooks and contractor agreements, coordinated employment benefits and ensured compliance.

“Lauren is an outstanding lawyer, and devoted to client service,” said James Pennington, managing shareholder of the firm’s Birmingham office. “Her experience will be valuable to our clients in their efforts to comply with the overlapping requirements of state and federal laws governing disabled and injured employees.”

Shine is active with the Birmingham Bar Association serving on the Women’s Section Board, Pro Bono Committee, and Workers’ Compensation Section. She is also a member of the Jefferson County Lawyer Mentor Program and Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program. Shine earned her J.D. from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in 2005 and received a B.S. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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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