Madeline Chimento Rea

Marketing Counsel || Atlanta

*Currently licensed in Louisiana only.

As Marketing Counsel, Madeline is a member of Ogletree Deakins’ Client Services department and is involved in the firm’s Request for Proposal (RFP) process.  In addition, she works with certain practice and industry groups within the firm to develop and implement business development and marketing strategies and to grow their practices.

Before joining Ogletree, Madeline was a litigator and represented employers in all aspects of labor and employment litigation, with a focus on employee benefit class actions.  Madeline defended organizations including healthcare entities, financial institutions, and insurance companies, and has extensive experience in handling large scale discovery.  Madeline also defended employers against wage and hour and discrimination class/collective actions and counseled clients on compliance with federal and state employment laws. She regularly drafted articles and blog entries related to employee benefit law.

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Education

  • J.D., summa cum laude, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 2009
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Loyola University New Orleans, 2003

Admittance to Practice

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Speeches

  • ABA/EEO Committee for Liaison with the EEOC, OFCCP, and DOJ Meeting - "Ethical Issues in Employment Law" - New Orleans - June 21, 2017
  • ABA/EEO Committee for Liaison with the EEOC, OFCCP, and DOJ Meeting - "ACA & MHPAEA: What You May Need to Know As A Litigator" - New Orleans - July 2015
  • ABA/EEO Committee for Liaison with the EEOC, OFCCP, and DOJ Meeting - "Labor and Employment and ERISA Class Actions After Wal-Mart and Comcast: A Defense Perspective" - New Orleans - July 2014
  • Bloomberg BNA - "Class Action Discussion Panels" - New Orleans - 2014
  • 2017 - Bloomberg BNA, contributing author - "ERISA Litigation"
  • 2017 - 2018 - ABA Labor & Employment Section's Employee Benefits Law, Co-Chair - "Employment Discrimination and Employee Benefits"
  • November 30, 2015 - Bloomberg BNA - "Retiree Health Benefits Post-Tackett: The Need For Clear and Unambiguous Language"
  • June 2014 - ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law - "Labor and Employment and ERISA Class Actions After Wal-Mart and Comcast: A Defense Perspective"
  • December 5, 2013 - Bloomberg BNA - "Labor and Employment and ERISA Class Actions After Wal-Mart and Comcast—Practice Pointers for Defendants (Part II - Rule 23(b))"
  • October 10, 2013 - Bloomberg BNA - "Labor and Employment and ERISA Class Actions After Wal-Mart and Comcast—Practice Pointers for Defendants (Part I - Commonality)"
  • June 6, 2012 - Law360 - "Making a Big "Impression" On Employers in 2nd Circuit"

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