Ogletree Deakins' litigation practice continues to expand with each new employment right or legal obligation created by legislatures or the courts. Our litigators have significant experience handling complex employment cases, including class and collective actions. Much more information on our capabilities in these areas can be found on the employment law and class and collective defense pages.
In addition to our experience handling matters in the employment arena, frequently our clients request that we handle other business related litigation for them. As a result, many of our lawyers have significant experience in handling a wide variety of litigation including products liability, premises liability, traditional torts, environmental, construction and business contract disputes.
In short, the litigation team at Ogletree Deakins has the experience and talent to represent our clients whenever and wherever the need arises.
5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 06/10/14
5.0/5.0 by a Member on 11/29/12
4.6/5.0 by a Partner on 05/11/14
5.0/5.0 by a Associate/Assistant General Counsel on 05/22/13
Excellent attorney who gives timely and business savvy legal advice. He is very responsive and tailors the form of response to the specific client ne... Read more
Excellent attorney who gives timely and business savvy legal advice. He is very responsive and tailors the form of response to the specific client need--i.e. he will not give you a lengthy legal memo when a quick email response will suffice.
5.0/5.0 by a Member on 05/04/12
4.8/5.0 by a Principal on 03/06/12
5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/19/14
5.0/5.0 by a General Counsel on 05/04/12
5.0/5.0 by a Member on 05/18/11
5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 08/01/12
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5.0/5.0 on 01/28/11
Not enough space to tell you about Ms Morrison. She holds a very special place in our hearts. My family and friends will allays be thankful to Ms Morr... Read more
Not enough space to tell you about Ms Morrison. She holds a very special place in our hearts. My family and friends will allays be thankful to Ms Morrison. When other lawyers turned their back on us the law firm of Richard Iandoli and Ms Morrison was the only lawyers that took matters into their hands, like we knew each other for a long time. I live in Boston, have a family and we always remember how she helped me, my friends and my family. THANKS
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5.0/5.0 on 10/01/13
Mr. Barrett was exceptional. His understanding of our situation and how to mitigate potential legal entanglements was spot on. He was prompt in his... Read more
Mr. Barrett was exceptional. His understanding of our situation and how to mitigate potential legal entanglements was spot on. He was prompt in his response to our inquiries and always kept us abreast of how things were progressing. He was very aggressive in defending our position and putting others on notice we would defend ourselves.
5.0/5.0 on 07/27/16
Michael was a true pleasure to work with. He prepared me for everything I faced. We worked together as partners from day one until resolution. He h... Read more
Michael was a true pleasure to work with. He prepared me for everything I faced. We worked together as partners from day one until resolution. He had my back through it all. I cannot say enough about this remarkable attorney.
Ogletree Deakins has a long tradition of premier client service. It was founded on principles that remain core values of the firm today: premier client service; teamwork and collaboration; treating each other with respect; hard work; and open governance. As Kim Ebert, Ogletree Deakins' Managing Shareholder, recently said: “These core values permeate the firm’s culture and are the bedrock upon which we build our diversity and inclusion initiatives.”
Ogletree Deakins solicits, values, and incorporates myriad viewpoints as part of its philosophy and practice of inclusion. This ensures ongoing creativity, innovation and efficiency in responding to changing global needs.
Ogletree Deakins is proud to be a member of the following nationally recognized organizations that promote diversity and inclusion in the legal industry.
FAN, the Law Firm Affiliate Network of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA). To be a FAN member, MCCA requires an express commitment to 10 Basic Principles, which MCCA research has determined to be hallmarks to advancing diversity.
The Center for Legal Inclusiveness is dedicated to advancing diversity in the legal profession by actively educating and supporting private and public sector legal organizations in their own individual campaigns to create cultures of inclusion. Its focused work in Colorado is on-going and forms the basis for all of its innovative programs and initiatives, many of which have become national models.
Ogletree Deakins is also a member of VAULT, whose stated mission is to “be the indispensable provider of information and solutions for professionals and students who are pursuing and managing high-potential careers.”
Membership in the Project for Attorney Retention (PAR), now Diversity & Flexibility Alliance (DFA), demonstrates Ogletree Deakins’ support for retaining and advancing women in law and for work/life balance for all attorneys, which is key to retaining top talent.
Ogletree Deakins also encourages and supports membership and participation in local, state, national, and international professional associations. In the United States and Europe, our lawyers are active in organizations such as the following:
• National Bar Association (NBA)
• National Asian-Pacific Bar Association (NASABA)
• European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)
• International Bar Association (IBA)
• The Law Society of England and Wales
• The City of London Law Society
• The American Bar Association
• The National Lesbian and Gay Law Association
• The Cuban American Bar Association
• Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA)
• Lambda Legal
• The National LGBT Bar Association
• The Hispanic Bar Association
Furthermore, Ogletree Deakins lawyers have held the following positions among others:
• The former Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the NBA
• The former Chair of the Black Solicitors Network
• Member of the Management Board of The Law Society
• An Officer and Board member of the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California
Ogletree Deakins’ lawyers regularly participate in firm-sponsored conferences and seminars hosted by the National Employment Law Council (NELC), the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals (ALFDP), and Corporate Counsel Women of Color (CCWC).
An Ogletree Deakins lawyer also serves as the editor of the Diversity Table, an award-winning survey analyzing the demographics of top firms in the United Kingdom.
In addition, Ogletree Deakins partners with its clients in the area of diversity and inclusion by inviting clients to attend events hosted by many of the above mentioned organizations. The firm also provides counseling and offers on-site and remote training to create and support in-house diversity and inclusion efforts.
Throughout the firm, lawyers of diverse backgrounds, gender, sexual orientation, race, and physical ability have positions of responsibility. This includes lawyers who hold positions as Managing Shareholders in our offices and 20% of our Board of Directors are diverse.
Ogletree Deakins’ commitment to diversity and inclusion has won broad recognition. In 2012 MultiCultural Law Magazine ranked Ogletree Deakins as follows:
• #53 in the Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity and Inclusion
• #39 in the Top 50 Law Firms for Partners
• #4 in the Top 100 Law Firms for Women
• #2 in the Top 25 Law Firms for African-Americans
The firm also has a five-member dedicated Professional Development and Inclusion Department (PD&I), whose primary focus is to establish and monitor programming and initiatives that will sustain productive and all-inclusive work-environment in every office location. This team is led by the by a Director of Professional Development and Inclusion, who is part of the senior management team and reports directly to the Managing Shareholder and the Board of Directors.
There is also a twelve-member Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee that guides the firm in creating programming and initiatives to recruit, hire, retain, promote and advance lawyers within the firm.
To conclude, Ogletree Deakins believes that diversity and inclusion are integral to the firm’s outstanding performance and premier client service. The firm’s top-talented, vibrant workforce reflects the growing diversity of our communities and clients and contributes unique perspectives and creative approaches. This, in turn, generates the highest quality of service, propels outstanding business results, and serves the needs of our clients and the communities in which we live and work.