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Ogletree Deakins Expands Capabilities in Louisiana, Welcomes Greg Guidry as Shareholder

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LAFAYETTE, La. – March 2, 2015 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to welcome Greg Guidry as a shareholder in Louisiana. Guidry joins Ogletree Deakins from Onebane Law Firm, where he led the firm’s Labor & Employment Law Practice Group and formerly served as chairman of the firm’s board of directors. Guidry’s arrival at Ogletree Deakins immediately strengthens the firm’s capabilities in western Louisiana and across the southern United States. He will open a satellite office of the Ogletree Deakins New Orleans office in Lafayette, Louisiana.

For more than 35 years, Guidry has represented management in all aspects of labor and employment law, including advice, training, and litigation throughout the United States and internationally. He focuses his traditional labor law practice on union avoidance, union elections, collective bargaining, arbitrations, and NLRB issues. In his employment law practice, Guidry handles matters related to a full range of issues, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Guidry represents clients in a variety of industries including health care, oil and gas, manufacturing, non-profit, and government.

“Greg is a longstanding labor and employment lawyer who is very well-respected in Louisiana’s legal and employer communities,” said Mark Mallery, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ New Orleans office. “Our clients will benefit from Greg’s expansive experience and ability to provide business-oriented solutions to complex legal issues. We are excited to welcome Greg to the firm.” 

Guidry has been recognized by a number of prominent legal organizations over the course of his career. He was named a Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in various categories for the past four consecutive years and is regularly included in The Best Lawyers in America®. Guidry was also elected as a Fellow of The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, earned an AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, and has been named a Louisiana Super Lawyer® for a number of years.

Guidry is very active in the Louisiana legal and business communities. He is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association and serves as president of the Management Labor & Employment Roundtable. He also serves as chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s annual employment law seminar, and frequently lectures and writes on labor and employment law topics. Guidry earned his J.D. from Louisiana State University Law Center.

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 700 lawyers located in 47 offices across the United States, in Europe, and in Mexico. Ogletree Deakins has been named a Law Firm of the Year four consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” In 2015, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law – Management category. 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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