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Ogletree Deakins Named Law Firm of the Year in Litigation – Labor & Employment

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ATLANTA, GA – November 1, 2011 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that the firm has been named the first “Law Firm of the Year” in Litigation – Labor & Employment in the 2011-2012 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings. Only one law firm in each of the nationally ranked legal practice areas is receiving this recognition. Under the categories Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment, Ogletree Deakins earned the most first-tier rankings in the United States and a national first-tier ranking. Ogletree Deakins received these distinctions based on a combination of high performance on surveys of clients about the firm’s work in the practice areas, the high regard that lawyers in other firms in the same practice areas have for the firm, and survey information provided by the firm to Best Lawyers.

“I would first like to thank our clients for recognizing us in this way,” said Kim Ebert, Managing Shareholder of Ogletree Deakins. “It has been an exceptionally good year for the firm as our model of providing excellent value and premier client service continues to be attractive not only to clients, but also to laterals who have contributed to the significant growth across our national platform.”

Last month, the firm announced that 16 of the firm’s attorneys have been named Best Lawyers’ 2012 “Lawyers of the Year” in specified locales and practice areas. Earlier, Ogletree Deakins announced that 141 of the firm’s attorneys across 32 of the firm’s offices had been named to the peer-review publication, The Best Lawyers in America 2012® (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

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 600 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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