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Ogletree Deakins Expands Presence in Northeast, Fran DeLuca Returns as Shareholder

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BOSTON – June 18, 2024 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that Francesco (Fran) DeLuca is rejoining the firm as a shareholder in the Boston office and will be working in Providence, Rhode Island. DeLuca arrives to the firm from Epstein Becker & Green, where he was a partner.

DeLuca is a highly regarded advisor to employers with a decade of experience in employment law, including a previous six-year tenure at Ogletree Deakins. He represents and counsels clients on a full spectrum of labor and employment matters, including discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, class actions, workforce management, whistleblowing and compliance, and unfair competition and trade secrets. DeLuca’s experience includes representing clients in myriad industries, such as financial services, technology, healthcare, life sciences, and manufacturing.

DeLuca regularly advises employers of all sizes on litigation avoidance strategies, such as creating and maintaining compliant employment policies, protecting trade secrets and confidential information, and handling terminations to minimize risk and exposure. He also conducts internal investigations to assist employers in determining the cause of potential problems.

“We are thrilled to welcome Fran back to Ogletree Deakins. His deep knowledge and dedication to excellence align perfectly with the firm’s commitment to delivering exceptional client service,” said Lisa Burton, office managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Boston and Portland (ME) offices. “Fran’s return further enhances our ability to provide strategic counsel and innovative solutions to our clients throughout the Northeast.”

DeLuca’s legal acumen is highlighted by his recognition in Chambers USA as a Labor & Employment “Up & Coming” lawyer, BTI Consulting Group as a Client Service All-Star, and The Best Lawyers in America® as a “Ones to Watch” in the Labor and Employment Law – Management and Litigation – Labor and Employment categories.

DeLuca is licensed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He is an Executive Board Member of the Greater Rhode Island Labor and Employment Relations Association, Director of Legislative Affairs for the Rhode Island Society for Human Resources Management, and serves on the Labor Law & Employment Committee of the Rhode Island Bar Association. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law and his B.A., summa cum laude, from Roger Williams 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 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 56 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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