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Ogletree Deakins Welcomes Shareholders to Firm’s Dallas, Minneapolis Offices

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ATLANTA – May 20, 2015 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, welcomes Andy Tanick and Adam Dougherty to the firm as shareholders. Both join Ogletree Deakins from FordHarrison LLP and are resident in the firm’s Minneapolis and Dallas offices, respectively. Since January, 13 shareholders have joined Ogletree Deakins across the firm’s network of 47 offices.

“We continue to be the beneficiary of talented lawyers who are attracted to our model, which is known for client service, value, and depth of experience,” said Kim Ebert, Ogletree Deakins’ managing shareholder. “Both Andy and Adam are highly-regarded for these attributes and will assimilate well with the local and national culture of Ogletree Deakins.”

Tanick was the Administrative (Managing) Partner of FordHarrison’s Minneapolis office prior to joining Ogletree Deakins and was a member of FordHarrison’s Management Committee. He previously served as the Chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group at the Minneapolis firm of Rider Bennett, LLP. He is a Labor and Employment Law Specialist, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association. Tanick has more than 25 years of experience defending employment claims and helping employers develop effective policies and avoid litigation. He also advises businesses of all sizes on issues such as non-compete agreements, severance negotiations, and employment policies and practices, and has successfully defended cases throughout the country in areas such as discrimination, retaliation, and harassment.

He is a frequent lecturer at employment law seminars and has written several employment law articles on topics including religious accommodation, overtime lawsuits, the NLRB, social media use in the workplace, and independent contractors.

Tanick is well-known in Minnesota’s legal community and has been named a “Minnesota Top 40 Employment Lawyer” by Law & Politics and is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from University of Minnesota Law School.

Adam Dougherty represents and counsels management clients in a wide range of industries, including restaurants, retail, healthcare and long-term care, transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, energy, and banking with all types of employment and labor law matters arising under international, federal, and state law. Dougherty is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has extensive experience in class and collective actions with putative class members numbering in the tens of thousands. He has also represented companies in high-stakes non-compete litigation spanning numerous states. Outside of his litigation practice, Dougherty provides counseling and training to clients covering all areas of employment law including leave issues, wage and hour compliance, reductions in force, and discipline and termination issues.

Dougherty is a committee chairman for the employment law sub-section of the American Bar Association’s Class Action Committee. He has written extensively on high profile litigation brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act. He also serves as the president of the Shelton School Dads’ Group, the past president of the University of Arkansas School of Law’s National Alumni Association, and as a pro bono trial attorney for the Advocates for Community Transformation.

Dougherty earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Arkansas School of Law.

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. www.ogletreedeakins.com

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