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Ogletree Deakins Adds Distinguished Employment and Traditional Labor Relations Attorney in New York City

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NEW YORK CITY – June 3, 2013 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to welcome Ronald Kreismann as a shareholder in its New York City office. Kreismann, an attorney with more than 40 years of experience in the full range of labor and employment law matters, joins Ogletree Deakins from Blank Rome LLP, where he was a partner. Kreismann is the 14th shareholder to join Ogletree Deakins in 2013 and the second shareholder to join the New York City office. The firm welcomed Frank Birchfield in March.

“Ronny is well regarded in the New York legal community and has extensive experience defending employers in all aspects of labor relations and employment law,” said Kim Ebert, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins. “His arrival adds to the critical mass of our New York City office and deepens the level of experience we will offer our clients, especially in traditional labor matters.” 

Kreismann frequently represents clients in collective bargaining negotiations and arbitrations and counsels them in a wide range of employment matters including wage and hour, equal employment opportunity, and family and medical leave. His clients include major national and international hospitality companies; notable cultural, health care and religious institutions; and employers in the real estate, telecommunications, financial services, publishing, security, maritime and construction industries. He defends these employers in employment discrimination cases in federal and state court and before federal, state and local government agencies.

Kreismann is an arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association’s employment law panel. He also serves as a court appointed early neutral evaluator and mediator in cases pending in the Eastern District of New York and as a mediator in cases pending in the Southern District of New York. Additionally, he has served as chairman of the Labor Law Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association. Kreismann was named to the Best Lawyers in America list for 2013 and has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and earlier received his B.A. from the City University of New York.

About Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 650 lawyers located in 44 offices across the United States and in Europe. Ogletree Deakins was named “Law Firm of the Year” in both the Litigation – Labor & Employment and the Employment Law – Management categories in the 2013 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list. 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 or Mary Lou Baxter.

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