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Acclaimed Indianapolis Attorney Delivers Labor Relations, Litigation Depth to Ogletree Deakins

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INDIANAPOLIS – July 16, 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 Todd Nierman as a shareholder in its Indianapolis office. Nierman joins Ogletree Deakins from the Indianapolis office of Littler Mendelson P.C, where he was a founding member and served as managing shareholder from 2006 until 2012. A well-known labor attorney with more than 25 years practicing in the Indianapolis market and throughout the central Midwest, Nierman has successfully handled more than 100 union organizing campaigns and has negotiated dozens of collective bargaining agreements. Nierman’s arrival continues the firm’s tremendous growth which has seen it add more than 20 shareholders in 2013.

“I know Todd as an accomplished labor and employment attorney who is lauded for his ability to consistently achieve favorable results on behalf of his clients,” said Kim Ebert, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins. “He is highly respected in Indiana’s legal community, and his arrival at Ogletree Deakins further supports our ability to provide outstanding client service to employers.”

Todd Kaiser, managing shareholder of the Indianapolis office of Ogletree Deakins, says, “His depth of experience in leadership positions and his ability to efficiently handle complex legal and workplace issues for employers across a range of industries will immediately offer significant value to our clients in Indianapolis and across the country.”

“Ogletree Deakins offers significant depth and breadth of experience in labor and employment law for the Indiana employer,” said Nierman. “This gives me the ability to offer clients in Indiana with whom I work the local support and counsel offered by a large team of talented labor and employment law counsel.”

Nierman focuses his practice on a wide spectrum of labor and employment matters, including those related to the Family Medical Leave Act and National Labor Relations Act, employment discrimination, labor arbitrations, collective bargaining, and union avoidance. He has defended corporate campaigns in the health care industry, and regularly handles labor arbitrations, EEOC charges, DOL audits, and unfair labor practice charges and trials. He has also negotiated collective bargaining agreements in units as large as 1,500 employees and often handles large union organizing campaigns, in units as large as 2,000 employees, including hospitals, dialysis units, pharmacies and long term care facilities.

Nierman, who holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, has been named as one of the top labor and employment lawyers in Indiana by Chambers USA, Leading Business Lawyers in the USA (2012), and has been included in Indiana Super Lawyers (2006, 2008 to present) and the Best Lawyers in America (2007 to present). He is a member of United States Chamber of Commerce’s Labor Relations Committee and the NLRB Region 25’s Practice and Procedure Committee, and is the former chair of the Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section.

A sought after speaker, Nierman regularly presents at healthcare industry, human resources, and Chamber of Commerce events and has lectured on issues related to labor and employment law to graduate students at Butler University and Indiana University. He earned his J.D. from the Vanderbilt University Law School and earlier received a B.B.A., with distinction, from the University of Michigan.

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, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.
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