Mr. A. Craig Cleland: Lawyer with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Mr. A. Craig Cleland


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    Class Action Defense
  • ......................... 40%
    Labor and Employment
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Contact InfoTelephone: 404-870-1718
Cell Phone: 770-883-8861
Fax: 404-870-1732
University Valdosta State University, B.A. cum laude, 1978; Vanderbilt University, M.Div. 1981; Yale University, S.T.M., 1983
Law SchoolGeorgia State University, J.D. cum laude, 1992
Admitted1993, Georgia; 1995, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 2004, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia; 2006, U.S. Supreme Court; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
LanguagesGerman and French

Bar Fellowship: College of Labor & Employment Lawyers. Fellow, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, Litigation Counsel of America. BTI Client-Service All Star,2010 & 2013. Best Lawyers 2014 Atlanta Litigation Labor & Employment Lawyer of the Year. Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.A., 2002-present. Harvard School of Mediation, 2005. Chapter Editor/Contributor, B. Lindemann & P. Grossman, Employment Discrimination Law (3rd, 4th, & 5th eds. & Supps.). Contributor, Fair Labor Standards Act. Contributor, Black's Law Dictionary (9th ed. 2009). Critical Reader, Garner's Modern American Usage (3rd ed. 2009). Associate, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, 1994-2002. Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment, Georgia-Pacific Corp., 1999. Law Clerk, The Hon. Marvin H. Shoob, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1992-94. Editor-in-Chief, Georgia State University Law Review, 1991-92. Best Oralist & Runner-Up Best Brief, McKenzie-McPhail Moot Court Competition, 1990. American Jurisprudence Awards (Property, Business Tax, & Jurisprudence, 1990-92). Teacher/Asst. Chaplain, The Lovett School, Atlanta, 1983-89. Folkerth Scholar, Vanderbilt University, 1978-81. Phi Kappa Phi, 1978. Omicron Delta Kappa, 1978. Fellow: Member: State Bar of Georgia; American Bar Association; Atlanta Bar Association; Federal Bar Association.


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OFCCP’s Proposed Sex Bias Rules Continue Focus on Compensation, Pregnancy Accommodation, and Gender Identity
A. Craig Cleland,Dara L. DeHaven, April 1, 2015
On January 28, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to replace the current sex discrimination guidelines. This updated rule is intended to reflect legislative changes that have occurred since the guidelines were implemented...

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Mr. A. Craig Cleland

191 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 4800
AtlantaGA 30303


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