Ogletree Deakins Adds Class Action Experience in Orange County, Welcomes Tracie Childs as Shareholder

COSA MESA, Calif. – July 3, 2017 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to welcome Tracie Childs as a shareholder in the firm’s Orange County office. Childs joins Ogletree Deakins from Manning & Kass in San Diego, where she was a partner and handled a broad range of labor and employment matters.

Childs focuses her practice on labor and employment issues for private employers, public, and quasi-public entities. She has litigated matters from inception to verdict, and has jury trial experience in wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, breach of employment contract, whistleblower, qui tam/False Claims Act, wage and hour class actions, and the Private Attorneys General Act. In addition, she speaks regularly on employment law topics for the benefit of employers. Her practice also includes counseling of employers regarding employment practices, including terminations, leave issues, wage and hour disputes, discrimination, and Americans with Disabilities Act and Fair Employment and Housing Act claims, among others.

“Tracie brings with her a wealth of class action and litigation experience that will be incredibly beneficial to our clients as this type of litigation remains prevalent throughout California,” said Keith Watts, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Orange County office. “She is a well-respected attorney and we are excited to welcome her to the firm.”

Childs earned her undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego with a BA in political science. At the University of San Diego, she was captain of the NCAA Division I Women's Swimming Team, and received an All American Scholar Athlete Award. Childs received her JD from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

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. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for six consecutive years. In 2017, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law - Management category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 800 attorneys located in 52 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. www.ogletree.com