SAN DIEGO, Calif. – February 13, 2020 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that Spencer Skeen, a founding member of the firm’s San Diego office and bet-the-company litigator, has been named the exclusive winner of the 2020 Lexology Client Choice Award in the Employment & Benefits category for United States: California. Attorneys can only be nominated for the Client Choice Awards program by corporate counsel. Skeen was selected the winner based on excellent reviews from his clients.
Established in 2005, Client Choice recognizes those law firms and partners/shareholders around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The criteria for this recognition focus on an ability to add real value to clients’ business above and beyond the other players in the market.
In their feedback, Skeen’s clients remarked that he “is an extraordinary litigator and legal counselor.” Skeen also received praise for his ability to “thoughtfully listen to his clients’ concerns, put in the work to fully understand their businesses, and make them a true collaborator in creating proactive solutions.”
Skeen has served as lead defense counsel in numerous significant California and nationwide class actions. In his practice, Skeen has represented private companies, nonprofit institutions, and publicly traded employers in hundreds of class and representative actions, including claims brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act. He has also defended clients in high stakes business and real estate litigation, lawsuits alleging discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, disability access, noncompete, royalty, copyright, and trade secret claims. Skeen’s clients include institutions of higher education, staffing agencies/PEOs/ASOs, as well as businesses in the food and beverage, retail, healthcare, aviation, transportation, financial services, and gaming industries. He has also represented non-profit trade associations and governmental entities.
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 nine consecutive years. In 2020, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law – Management and Litigation – ERISA categories. Ogletree Deakins has more than 900 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