ATLANTA – January 5, 2022 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, today announces six new office managing shareholders. The new leaders include Lisa Stephanian Burton in the firm’s Boston and Portland, ME offices, Ashley Cuttino in Greenville, Patrick Collins in New York, Steven Luckner in Morristown, Bonnie Martin in Indianapolis, and John Stretton in Stamford. All outgoing office managing shareholders remain with the firm and return full time to their practices. With these new roles in effect, women now comprise more than a third (39 percent) of office leadership for Ogletree Deakins.
Lisa Stephanian Burton succeeds Mark Burak as office managing shareholder in Boston and Portland, ME. Lisa has over 20 years of experience defending employers in litigation and counseling on labor and employment issues that include wage and hour, discrimination, leaves of absence, and other U.S. state and federal laws and regulations. Lisa also advises employers on business immigration matters.
Ashley Cuttino succeeds Phillip Kilgore as office managing shareholder in Greenville. In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Ashley leads Ogletree Deakins’ nationwide unemployment response team and serves as the co-chair of the Ogletree Deakins COVID-19 Litigation Practice Group. Outside of COVID-19 related issues, Ashley represents and counsels companies on a wide range of labor and employment law matters.
As office managing shareholder in New York, Patrick Collins follows Steve Macri in the role. Patrick represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law and workplace related disputes. He has successfully litigated single- and multi-plaintiff disputes and regularly works with management clients in traditional labor matters, including collective bargaining negotiations and arbitrations.
Steve Luckner succeeds Peter Hughes as office managing shareholder in Morristown. Steve’s practice focuses primarily on the defense of cases involving allegations of wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, age, race, sex, religious, disability discrimination, whistleblower and other statutory claims. Steve also counsels companies and conducts training on a wide range of employment law matters.
Bonnie Martin follows Todd Kaiser as office managing shareholder in Indianapolis. Bonnie has more than 20 years of experience representing and defending employers. She frequently trains and counsels management in both the public and private sectors and regularly conducts workplace investigations throughout the state of Indiana.
In his role as office managing shareholder of Stamford, John Stretton succeeds Marc Zaken. John has over 20 years of experience counseling and representing employers on labor and employment issues that include discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and overtime, and leaves of absences matters in the retail and manufacturing industries. John also regularly counsels clients on the enforceability of restrictive covenant agreements.
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