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Ogletree Deakins Partners with La Rabida Children’s Hospital

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CHICAGO, IL – May 2, 2011 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), a national labor and employment law firm, is stepping up to the plate to support the mission of La Rabida Children’s Hospital by donating $15,000 on Wednesday, May 11 during an exclusive event at Down The Line Rooftop overlooking Wrigley Field as the Chicago Cubs battle the St. Louis Cardinals. The event, which is limited to 300 guests, coincides with Workplace Strategies, the firm’s annual employment law seminar designed for human resource professionals and in-house counsel.  
“Each year, the host city for Workplace Strategies selects an organization that is close to the community’s heart,” said Robert P. (Bob) Casey, co-managing shareholder of the firm’s Chicago office. “We are very proud to make this donation and know it serves in an impactful way for the children at La Rabida Children’s Hospital while doing so in a setting that captures one of Chicago’s favorite pastimes.”

Kristin Lynch, the hospital’s Director of Development, said La Rabida is grateful for the support. “We are excited to partner with Ogletree Deakins and happy to share our mission, which is to serve sick children with chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities.’’ 

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. 

La Rabida Children’s Hospital

La Rabida Children’s Hospital, established in 1896, is a pediatric acute care hospital, specializing in the treatment of chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities.  In addition, it operates nationally recognized programs for children who have experienced trauma and abuse. La Rabida provides family-centered, interdisciplinary care to 9,000 children with special healthcare needs each year at its lakeside location in Chicago. www.larabida.org

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