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Ogletree Deakins Strengthens San Diego Office with Experienced Litigator Eric Fox

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SAN DIEGO – June 14, 2024 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to welcome Eric Fox as a shareholder in the firm’s San Diego office. Fox joins Ogletree Deakins from Quarles & Brady.

Fox is a trusted and skilled litigator with more than a decade of legal experience. Utilizing his deep understanding of employment law, Fox has successfully represented employers in all stages of employment litigation, including at trial, arbitration, and on appeal. This includes handling complex cases involving wage and hour disputes, class actions, and Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) claims. His litigation experience extends to discrimination and harassment cases, as well as claims under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  Fox has multiple successful published California appellate decisions. 

In addition, Fox serves an advisor to employers on compliance related to California and federal employment laws. This includes providing advice to employers on handling difficult employee decisions, drafting employee handbooks, leading workplace investigations, and giving presentations on compliance with state and federal laws. Earlier in his career, Fox served as a Deputy Attorney General for the California Department of Justice. He also has experience as a general litigator.

“Eric’s arrival marks a significant enrichment of our already robust employment litigation practice in San Diego,” said Chris Olmsted, office managing shareholder in San Diego. “With PAGA claims on the rise and a rapidly changing employment landscape in California, Eric’s deep knowledge and formidable experience will further enhance our ability to deliver outstanding legal services. We are excited to have him on board and look forward to the contributions he will make to our office, the firm, and our clients.”

Fox earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School and his B.A., with honors, from the University of California, Davis.

Fox’s addition to the firm is a testament to Ogletree Deakins’ commitment to continually strengthening its national and global presence as a leader in employment law services.

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 13 consecutive years. In the 2024 edition, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law – Management category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 975 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


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