CHARLOTTE, N.C. – April 3, 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 Kelly Hughes, a shareholder in the firm’s Charlotte office, has been recognized by the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance with the 2015 Flex Success Award. The Diversity & Flexibility Alliance’s annual Flex Success Award honors law firm shareholders who work a reduced hours schedule and the clients that have been integral to making workplace flexibility a reality. Hughes was recognized along with her client, Jill Lewandowski, who is Vice President, People at Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group.
Hughes is a nationally recognized authority on workplace flexibility and guides clients in creating and enhancing workplace flexibility tools in a manner that balances the business needs of the client with the various employment laws that may be implicated. She authored the legal chapters of the recently published book Workflex: The Essential Guide to Effective and Flexible Workplaces and travels around the country delivering presentations on the cutting-edge topic. Hughes co-chairs the Flexibility/Awareness Subcommittee of Ogletree Deakins’ Women’s Initiative (ODWIN), serves as a reduced hours advisor, and is an ambassador to the firm’s Professional Development Committee.
“We are so pleased that the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance is recognizing Kelly, together with our client, Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group (CG), as 2015 Flex Success honorees” said Terry Egler, a shareholder in Ogletree Deakins’ Morristown office and co-chair of ODWIN. “Our firm is committed to providing work flex options to enable our attorneys to be successful both at work and at home. Kelly’s success, supported by CG, shows how this can be a win-win for all.”
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.