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Ogletree Deakins’ Ann Carr Mackey Wins Women in the Law Recognition Award

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INDIANAPOLIS – October 8, 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 Ann Carr Mackey, an Indianapolis-based shareholder in the firm’s Employee Benefits Practice Group, is the recipient of the Indiana State Bar Association’s (ISBA) Women in the Law Recognition Award. The ISBA Women in the Law Recognition Award is presented to an individual who has assisted in the advancement of women in the legal profession, has served as a role model or mentor, or has influenced women to pursue a career in law.

Over the course of her more than 40-year career, Mackey has mentored other female lawyers in the community on how to balance career and family and has participated in Ogletree Deakins initiatives to improve client development skills and opportunities for female lawyers. Throughout her career, Mackey’s own successes and leadership style have inspired others to pursue their legal careers in the same model, balancing devotion to career, family, clients, and community.

For more than 20 years, Mackey has focused her practice on the complex and demanding world of employee benefits compliance and consulting, and she is currently the co-chair of Ogletree Deakins’ Health Care Reform Subgroup. Since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in the spring of 2010, Mackey has played a key role in helping employers comply with the requirements of Health Care Reform. As an employee benefits lawyer, Mackey has advised large and small employers on the design and operation of their benefit plans, defended employers in IRS and DOL audits, cured plan defects, and assisted with benefits due diligence in acquisitions and divestitures. She advises companies on the design and operation of company-owned or leased primary care medical clinics. Mackey earned her J.D. from Washington University in 1974 and received a B.A. from Principia College in 1969.

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 750 attorneys located in 48 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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