- When was your firm founded?
- Who founded your firm?
16 attorneys based in Greenville, SC, and Atlanta, GA
- Where is your firm based?
Ogletree Deakins provides coverage through 55 offices in 32 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and in Canada, Mexico, and Europe. It has represented employers of all sizes and across many industries, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
- How big is your firm?
There are approximately 900 attorneys.
- Is the company a family-owned business?
- What type of subcontractor are you?
- What have been some of the firm’s major accomplishments; major projects?
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management. Recently, it was named a “Law Firm of the Year” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for the 12th consecutive year.
Specifically, in the 2023 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” Ogletree Deakins was recognized as the “Law Firm of the Year” in the Litigation – Labor & Employment category. Only one law firm in each practice area receives the “Law Firm of the Year” designation. Ogletree Deakins also earned National Tier 1 practice area rankings in eight categories: Construction Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Employment Law – Management, Immigration Law, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – ERISA, and Litigation – Labor & Employment.
- Where does Your firm operate-just NY or other areas?
It has offices in 32 U.S. states – coast-to-coast – including in New York City.
- What have been some of the unique traits of the firm?
Excellent legal work and exceptional client service. Also, the Workplace Safety and Health practice group, of which I am a primary member, is one of the leading OSHA defense practices in the country.
- How has your firm been involved in the construction industry? (Associations, etc.)
For many years. I have been involved in the construction industry since becoming an attorney in 2000. I am also a proud member of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), where I serve on the Insurance and Risk Management Committee. I have given well over 100 OSHA presentations, including at multiple national and regional conferences.
- What are some challenges the firm has overcome?
None known. I started here in October 2022, after working my last firm for 12 years. At my last firm, I founded, and then chaired, the OSHA and Worksite Safety Practice Group.
- What does the firm think its legacy has been for the NY construction industry?
Generally speaking, providing excellent legal work and exceptional client service. Regarding the construction industry, I have represented numerous contractors in NY in OSHA matters.