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Gregory R. Hawran

Of Counsel Miami

Gregory Robert Hawran is an of counsel attorney in the Miami office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.  Mr. Hawran’s practice focuses primarily on labor and employment litigation.  Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Mr. Hawran clerked for the Honorable Edwin G. Torres of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Mr. Hawran is a 2008 cum laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, where he served as the Managing Editor of the University of Miami Inter-American Law Review and received CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Civil Procedure II.  Mr. Hawran received his B.A., with departmental distinction, in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mr. Hawran also currently serves in the United States Army Reserves where he is a Major in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.  In 2014, Mr. Hawran mobilized and deployed in support of the Operation Enduring Freedom and served as the Command Judge Advocate for Area Support Group-QA at Camp As Sayliyah in Doha, Qatar.  In his capacity as the chief legal advisor to the commander, he handled a variety of legal issues throughout Qatar and the Middle East ranging from military justice, administrative law, federal fiscal law, ethics regulations, and DoD contracting.

Mr. Hawran is fluent in Polish.


Law Clerk to Honorable Edwin G. Torres, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Since joining Ogletree Deakins in 2011, Mr. Hawran has successfully:

  • Defended numerous discrimination, retaliation, and harassment cases for large national corporations and small local businesses
  • Represented employers in single plaintiff and multi-party actions involving alleged violations of USERRA, FMLA, the FLSA.
  • Obtained a zero-dollar voluntary dismissal with prejudice of an age discrimination lawsuit under the ADEA against a national food and beverage company in federal district court
  • Represented an international insurance brokerage firm in obtaining a summary judgment in an enforcement of a non-solicitation clause against its former employee
  • Represented employers before administrative entities, such as the EEOC and the Florida Commission on Human Relations

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • Florida Bar Association


  • Lorman Seminar - ''Employment Law From A to Z'' - Miami - April 20, 2012

Published Works



Media Quotes

2007 - 38 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 431 - "Taking Fairness And Retroactivity From Immigration Law: Casenote on Fernandez-Vargas v. Gonzales"