Ogletree Deakins Expands in Orange County, Adds Candace Gomez Harrison as Shareholder

COSTA MESA, Calif. – October 2, 2017 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to welcome Candace Gomez Harrison as a shareholder in the firm’s Orange County office. Harrison joins the firm from Jackson Lewis where she was a principal. She brings with her more than 15 years of experience in a breadth of labor and employment law issues.

“Candace is a strong attorney with a client centered approach to her practice. She will be a good fit for our culture.” said Vince Verde, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Orange County office. “We are excited to bring her on board and I am confident that she will be able to take advantage of our nationwide and international platform to grow her practice even further.”

Harrison’s clients cover a wide range of industries, such as finance, healthcare, real estate, retail, technology, and others. She has represented her clients in matters involving wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, workplace violence, and more. She also provides on-site trainings and counsels her clients on litigation avoidance and workplace investigations. Harrison is an experienced speaker and has given presentations on labor and employment topics, including leaves of absence, sexual harassment, and wage and hour compliance. Harrison earned her J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 2002 and earlier received her B.A. from the University of Redlands. 

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 850 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