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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.  Greg represents employers  in a variety of employment law areas, including employment discrimination and harassment, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, wage payment claims, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, and disputes involving restrictive covenants.  His clients include Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and public sector entities. He has represented clients in federal and state courts and in arbitrations and mediations before AAA, JAMS, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Florida Commission on Human Rights, and the Department of Labor.

Greg is a business-focused management-side labor and employment advocate.  He routinely advises clients and provides solutions-based advice to in-house counsel, executives, management, and human resources professionals on labor and employment compliance, employee separations, restructuring, and reductions in force.  Greg also conducts outside investigations relating to employee and/or managerial misconduct.

Among Greg’s notable successes, he obtained a zero-dollar voluntary dismissal with prejudice in an age discrimination lawsuit under the ADEA against a national food and beverage company in federal district court following plaintiff’s deposition.  He also obtained a summary judgment in an enforcement of a non-solicitation clause by an international insurance brokerage firm against its former employee.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Greg clerked for the Honorable Edwin G. Torres of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Greg also currently serves in the United States Army Reserves where he is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.  In 2014, he 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.

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