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Ogletree Deakins Welcomes Harry Secaras as Shareholder

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CHICAGO, IL – September 12, 2011 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Harry Secaras has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a shareholder. Secaras joins Ogletree Deakins from Pappas, Cleary, O’Connor, Fildes, Secaras, P.C. where he was a founding shareholder based in Chicago. Secaras has amassed a broad range of labor and employment law experience during his 22 years of practicing law, including strategic planning for collective bargaining; representing employers before the National Labor Relations Board; counseling employers in OSHA investigations; arbitrations and mediations; and litigation. His litigation experience includes representing employers in federal and state court on matters such as wage, non-compete and trade secret claims, breach of contract claims, discrimination, and wrongful termination claims. Secaras’ clients consists of private sector employers ranging from multi-national corporations to small, privately-owned businesses including employers in warehousing, trucking and logistics, construction, banking, and manufacturing.

“Harry is a well-known and highly respected lawyer and we are thrilled to have him join Ogletree Deakins,” said Robert (Bob) Casey, the co-managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Chicago office. “His vast experience across such a wide range of labor and employment law issues will certainly assist businesses and management as they face the changes and evolving trends with workplace regulations and laws.”

Secaras is Preeminent AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a distinction he has earned each year for the past decade. Outside of his practice, Secaras is an instructor at the University of Wisconsin – Outreach, the continuing education arm of the University. He is the Chairman of the New Trier Educational Foundation, on the Board of Directors for the Hellenic Bar Association Foundation, and a member of the American Bar Association’s Subcommittee on Practice and Procedure before the NLRB. He also serves his community as a basketball and softball coach.  

Secaras attended the University of Illinois where he earned his B.A. in Economics in 1985, and his M.B.A and J.D. in 1989.

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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