GREENVILLE, SC – June 20, 2011 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of thenation’s largest labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that GrayGeddie, MikeShetterly, LewisSmoak, JimmieStewart, and FredSuggs from the firm’s Greenville office have been included in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA, an annual rankingof law firms and lawyers comprising an extensive range of practice areas.
In total, thefirm’s offices in 16 states and the District of Columbia along with 70of the firm’s attorneys have beenincluded in the 2011 edition. In the rankings, Ogletree Deakins is recommendedfor client service and commercial awareness.
ChambersUSA is widely used byfirms and businesses for referral purposes and many utilize the rankings andprofiles of firms to find appropriate legal counsel. Firms and individuals areranked in bands and the rankings are developed through research and thousands ofin-depth interviews with clients and peers in order to assess their reputationsand knowledge across the United States. The guide reflects a law firm’s highlevel of performance in key areas including technical legalability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence,commitment, and other various qualities stated as most valued by theclient.
Ogletree Deakinsis the nation’s third-largest labor and employment law firm, representingmanagement in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has morethan 550 lawyers located in 40 offices from Miamito Los Angeles.In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thrivingpractices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplacesafety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients,including more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations in the UnitedStates. www.ogletreedeakins.com
About Chambers USA
ChambersUSA is publishedannually by Chambers and Partners in London, England. Designed as a guide forclients, this book provides law firm and attorney recommendations throughout theUnitedStates. The book is compiled from thousands ofinterviews conducted with clients and lawyers over a span of eight months. Therankings and editorial comments cited in the book are independent andobjective.