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Ogletree Deakins Promotes New Leader in its Chicago Office

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CHICAGO – November 1, 2021 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announces today the promotion of Tobias Schlueter to office managing shareholder of its Chicago office. Tobias succeeds Rick Samson, who returns full-time to his traditional labor law practice, where he has more than 30 years of experience representing management.

Tobias’ elevation to Office Managing Shareholder in Chicago follows several leadership roles he holds at Ogletree Deakins since joining the firm in 2010. He is chair of Ogletree Deakins’ international Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets Practice Group and a member of Ogletree Deakins’ Client Services Steering Committee.

Tobias’ national practice focuses on serving as a strategic advocate and litigator for businesses in matters involving unfair competition (e.g., restrictive covenants (non-compete, non-solicit and confidentiality), trade secrets, duties of loyalty, tortious interference, and conspiracy, etc.) and employment (e.g., discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), etc.). Tobias has a proven track record in litigating high stakes matters involving temporary restraining orders and other injunctive relief.

Highly acclaimed in the legal field, Tobias has maintained his ranking by Chambers USA for five consecutive years. Tobias is recognized as a Best Lawyer in America® in the Employment Law – Management category, and Super Lawyers recognizes him as an Illinois “Super Lawyer.” He is a frequent speaker, panelist, and author on topics related to employment and trade secret law, including developments in federal agency regulations and state legislation. Tobias earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law (formerly the John Marshall Law School) and his B.A. from Franciscan University.

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 10 consecutive years. In 2021, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Litigation – Labor & Employment category. 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, including many of the Fortune 50 companies in the U.S. www.ogletree.com


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