ATLANTA – January 22, 2019 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced today that the firm has elevated 17 attorneys to the shareholder position. The newly-elected shareholders represent the breadth of Ogletree Deakins’ practice and industry offerings, including class action, disability access, drug testing, employee benefits and executive compensation, employment law, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, immigration, international employment law, litigation, manufacturing, retail, staffing/PEO, traditional labor law, unfair competition and trade secrets, wage and hour, and workplace safety and health. Ogletree Deakins’ 2019 class of new shareholders is comprised of 65 percent women.
According to the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) 2018 survey, Ogletree Deakins exceeds the national average for female partners, African-American partners (both male and female), and LGBTQ partners. Women also comprise more than half of the employees at Ogletree Deakins. Further, women are among the firm’s most successful lawyers, serving in leadership positions as members of the firm’s board of directors, office managing shareholders, and practice group chairs.
Ogletree Deakins has been recognized by at least 10 leading organizations for the firm’s achievements in diversity and gender inclusion. In 2018, Working Mother and ABA Journal named Ogletree Deakins to their “Best Law Firms for Women” list. Ogletree Deakins was also recognized as a WILEF (Women in Law Empowerment Forum) Gold Standard Firm for the third time. In 2016, Ogletree Deakins was selected as the winner of the ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award for its commitment to supporting, developing, and honoring women leaders.
The newly-elected shareholders include:
Shontell Powell – Atlanta
Derek Rollins – Austin
Tae Phillips – Birmingham
Curtis Chow – Columbia
David Zwisler – Denver
Theresa Parish – Indianapolis
Sarah Platt – Milwaukee
Regina Worley Calabro – Raleigh
Sarah Kuehnel – Tampa
Grace Ristuccia – Washington, D.C.
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. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for eight consecutive years. In 2019, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law – Management category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 850 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. www.ogletree.com