Ogletree Deakins Strengthens Global Employment Practice, Welcomes Roger James to London Office

LONDON – May 3, 2017 – Ogletree Deakins International LLP (www.ogletreedeakins.co.uk) is pleased to welcome Roger James as a partner in the firm’s London office. James joins Ogletree Deakins from Taylor Vinters, where he was a partner and head of the firm’s Employment Law Team. James is the second shareholder to join Ogletree Deakins’ London office in 2017. The firm welcomed Daniella McGuigan in January from DAC Beachcroft..

With more than 20 years of experience representing employers in all areas of employment law, James represents and advises employers on global employment law issues, including hiring and firing, compliance issues, union issues, litigation, and restructurings. James also regularly advises employers on issues pertaining to redundancy, defending employment status claims, and restrictive covenant disputes. James has particular experience advising employers on workforces based in Europe and Asia Pacific.

“We are delighted that Roger is joining our London team and we are excited about the additional strengths Roger brings our offering,” said Simon McMenemy, managing partner of Ogletree Deakins’ London office. “Roger’s international experience is very impressive and this addition is sure to benefit our global practice.”

Throughout his career, James has been recognized by prestigious legal organizations, including being ranked as a leading lawyer in both the Legal 500 and Chambers directories. A sought-after speaker, James has presented on HR issues and employment law topics at numerous events and seminars, including International Bar Association (IBA) Employment and Discrimination Committee conferences, a presentation to the international law students at Moscow University, and at conferences that he organizes to share best practices in cross-border employment law issues.

James is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the International Bar Association.

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 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. http://www.ogletree.com.uk

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