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David D. Powell, Jr. Named Among 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers

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DENVER – March 10, 2015 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that David D. Powell, Jr., a shareholder in Ogletree Deakins’ Denver office and member of the firm’s board of directors, has been recognized by Savoy Magazine as one of the 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers in America. The Most Influential Black Lawyers in America list is comprised of the “best of the best” of Black lawyers that are partners within leading national law firms and corporate counsel in Fortune 1000 corporations. The lawyers named to the list are widely recognized for their professionalism, protection of rights, and community service.

Powell is an accomplished attorney with more than 30 years of experience in Colorado and throughout the United States. He has significant experience litigating employment cases on behalf of employers in state and federal courts and frequently advises employers on matters arising from the employer-employee relationship. These matters include unfair competition, the duty of loyalty, confidential and trade secret information, executive employment agreements, restrictive covenants, employee classification and compensation, wrongful discharge claims, disability and family leave issues, and harassment and discrimination based on race, national origin, gender and age.

Powell has been lauded for his accomplishments throughout his career. He holds an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and International Society of Barristers. He has been recognized as one of the top labor and employment lawyers in Colorado by Chambers USA, and has been included among The Best Lawyers in America and Colorado Super Lawyers. Powell earned his J.D. from the University of California School of Law and earlier received a B.A. from Santa Clara University.

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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