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Ogletree Deakins Reunites with Seasoned Labor and Employment Attorney S. Rae Gross

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BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – May 26, 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 Rae Gross has rejoined the firm’s Detroit (Metro) office as a shareholder. Gross returns to Ogletree Deakins from DTE Energy Company, where she spent seven years as a director and assistant general counsel, labor and employment. Gross initially joined Ogletree Deakins in 2007, when the firm merged with Cattel, Tuyn & Rudzewicz, PLLC.

For more than 25 years, Gross has represented management in a full range of labor and employment matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies including the Department of Labor (DOL), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA), and state agencies. She has extensive experience with the broad spectrum of workforce regulatory compliance requirements applicable to federal contractors and critical infrastructure industries. Gross has also successfully planned and executed potentially high risk employment initiatives, including reorganizations, incentive exit programs, and involuntary reductions-in-force.

“I have worked closely with Rae for more than 25 years, as both a colleague and client,” said Tom Cattel, Managing Shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Detroit (Metro) office. “Rae is a tenacious litigator who has a keen understanding of the Michigan employment and labor law landscape. Our clients will immediately benefit from Rae’s vast in-house and outside counsel experience.”

Gross earned her J.D. from American University and earlier received a B.A. in public affairs and political science from the University of Miami. She is a member of the Michigan and District of Columbia Bars.

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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