ATLANTA – October 28, 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 the firm has been named among the top 50 firms for diversity on The American Lawyer’s 2015 Diversity Scorecard, an annual ranking of large U.S. law firms based on their percentage of minority attorneys and partners in U.S. offices.
“We are very honored to receive this recognition,” said Michelle Wimes, director of Ogletree Deakins’ Professional Development & Inclusion group. “We have worked diligently over the past few years to ensure that our attorney population, programs, policies, and initiatives are inclusive and reflect the growing diversity of our clients and the communities where we work.”
The American Lawyer’s 2015 Diversity Scorecard tallies the number of black or African-American, Asian or Asian-American, Latino or Hispanic, and multiracial/other attorneys in various law firm roles. Firms are ranked according to their diversity score, which is calculated by adding the percentage of minority lawyers in the firm’s U.S. offices to the percentage of U.S.–based minority partners.
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.