Ogletree Deakins is a labor & employment powerhouse, representing a range of clients from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. The firm’s work—which is not limited to labor & employment—is fast-paced and interesting for its attorneys. Founded by 16 attorneys in the Southern U.S., Ogletree Deakins has grown in both size and footprint over the last 40-plus years and is now home to over 900 attorneys in 53 offices worldwide.
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Ogletree Deakins likes to hire attorneys with prior work experience—often in labor and employment—and who share a similar outlook on doing great work while maintaining a work-life balance. The attorneys value regular interactions with their coworkers, resulting in a collegial environment across the firm, where associates feel respected and valued by most partners. Formal training is provided in the form of a “university” with content on a wide range of topics, and associates find the partners are good at providing informal mentoring. Reviews are conducted annually, with some offices offering quarterly check-ins as well, which are appreciated. The workloads often ebb and flow, which can be daunting—especially with a billable-hour requirement—but the work is challenging and interest...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C. is a premier labor and employment law firm. The firm boasts 53 offices across the globe, including in Canada, Europe, Mexico, and the U.S.
Founded for Workers
Ogletree Deakins was founded in 1977 with just 16 attorneys who came together to focus on labor and employment law, representing management in Greenville, South Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. While the firm maintains offices in these two original outposts, Ogletree Deakins has grown to become a force comprising more than 900 attorneys across six countries.
Ogletree Deakins has experienced professionals in all areas of labor and employment law, from traditional labor issues to employment litigation t...