BIRMINGHAM – November 16, 2021 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, welcomes Kimberly Ward as Of Counsel in the firm’s Birmingham office. Kimberly is an employment law litigator with a strong counseling practice who represents clients in the manufacturing, automotive, banking, and healthcare industries. Kimberly joins Ogletree Deakins from Jackson Lewis P.C.
As a litigator, Kimberly has represented clients before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits, as well as appellate courts in Georgia and Alabama. Kimberly’s robust experience in all aspects of employment law includes advising and counseling clients on matters involving Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), wage and hour issues, noncompetition claims, employee leave matters, reasonable accommodations, disciplinary action, and disparate treatment complaints. Kimberly is an adept workplace investigator, which allows her to manage investigative matters and written responses to administrative proceedings, including charges from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and complaints from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Federal Housing Administration. Similarly, she regularly conducts internal investigations regarding allegations of wrongdoing, including claims of discrimination and harassment.
“Kimberly possesses decades of experience across a vast array of employment litigation and counseling matters, which enables her to efficiently guide employers through managing and understanding all aspects of the employer-employee relationship,” said David Warren, managing shareholder of the firm’s Birmingham office. “Her comprehensive background, along with the exceptional advocacy and service that she provides her clients, will make her an excellent addition to our talented team in Birmingham.”
An Alabama native, Kimberly earned her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and her B.A. from Auburn 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 11 consecutive years. In 2022, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law – Management 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