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Ogletree Deakins Expands Immigration Practice Group

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ATLANTA, GA – July 11, 2011 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms, welcomes Sarah Hawk as a shareholder to the firm’s Atlanta office. Previously, Hawk was a partner with Fisher & Phillips LLP. Hawk focuses her practice exclusively on immigration matters and advising clients on current immigration legislation. She has substantial experience with I-9 compliance and regularly conducts training and performs audits in this area, as well as, advises employers and management on immigration policy. Hawk has expansive knowledge and experience across a wide range of immigration petitions, consular processing, visa applications, waiver cases and outbound placement.

“Immigration issues, which are particularly timely in Georgia, are a hot button for employers,” said Bill Steinhaus, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Atlanta office. “Given the complex issues in immigration law, Sarah is a dynamic and talented attorney that will add tremendous value to clients with her knowledge, experience and client-focused approach.”

Outside of her legal practice, Hawk is very active with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, is the President-Elect of the Georgia Asian Pacific Bar Association, an Executive Board Member of the National Association of Asian American Professionals, and Counsel to the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce.

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 550 lawyers located in 40 offices from Miami to Los Angeles. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, 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. For more information, please contact Ryan King, public relations manager, at (404) 870-1742.

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