DENVER – August 3, 2023 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce Michael (Mike) Bell has been named office managing shareholder in the firm’s Denver office. As office managing shareholder, Bell leads more than 90 attorneys and professional staff.
“Mike has been with Ogletree Deakins for the bulk of his career, rising through the ranks in Dallas and then Denver. He has proven himself a trusted and respected attorney and leader. I look forward to his success as the head of our talented team in Denver,” said Matt Keen, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins.
For two decades, Bell has represented employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, focusing his practice on the defense of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, employment-related torts, and civil rights claims under state and federal law. He is also one of the firm’s foremost authorities in reductions in force, pay equity, and USERRA compliance.
“I am excited for the opportunity to lead such a brilliant and hard-working group of attorneys and professional staff as I enter my third decade of practice in a challenging and essential field of law,” said Bell.
Bell is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has been consistently recognized by Best Lawyers in America® in the Employment Law – Management and Litigation – Labor and Employment categories. Bell earned his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law and his B.A., summa cum laude, from Appalachian State 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. Best Law Firms® has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for 12 consecutive years. In the 2023 edition, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Litigation – Labor & Employment category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 950 attorneys located in 55 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