Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. at a Glance


  • “Incredibly diverse attorneys”
  • “Transparency culture”
  • “Lots of responsibility and autonomy”


  • “Long hours”
  • “The compensation package”
  • “No pro bono commitment”

The Buzz

  • “Employment law powerhouse”
  • “Union busters”
  • “Cut-rate employment lawyers”
  • “Fratty”

About Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Founded in 1977, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C. is one of the premier labor and employment law firms in the U.S. and Europe. From traditional labor issues, to employment litigation, to workplace safety, to employee benefits and other areas, Ogletree Deakins has experienced professionals in all areas of labor and employment law who provide efficient, client-focused service to clients. The firm's labor and employment law practices are complemented by thriving practices in immigration, construction, environmental law and commercial litigation.

Planting Flags Around the World

Since its founding, Ogletree has grown substantially, adding new offices every few years until the last decade, when the firm opened multiple offices per year in cities from Memphis to St. Louis to Miami. Most recently, the firm launched offices in New York City, London, Berlin, and Mexico City. The firm now has 48offices in 27 states, Washington, DC, Europe, Mexico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Recession-era layoff legal issues and the emergence of new federal labor regulations has helped spur Ogletree's continued growth.

The firm has scooped up some accolades for its management-side labor and employment practice, including being named the Labor Law-Management "Law Firm of the Year" for 2015 by U.S. News - Best Lawyers, ranking high on both Corporate Counsel Magazine's and Chambers USA's lists of top labor and employment firms.  Ogletree also has more than 190 attorneys listed in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In terms of clients, Ogletree assists everyone from start-ups to more than half of the Fortune 50.

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

The Ogletree Building
300 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: (864) 271-1300
Fax: (864) 235-8806


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Shareholder: Kim F. Ebert
  • Total No. Attorneys 2015: 756

  • Employment Contact
    Vanessa A. Russell
    Recruiting Manager

  • Base Salary
    1st year: $125,000
    Summer associate: $1,700/week

  • Summer Associate Offers
    7 out of 14 (2015)

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Affirmative Action Programs and OFCCP Compliance
    Airline and Railway
    Class Action
    Construction Law
    E-Discovery & Records Retention
    Employee Benefits
    Employment Law
    Environmental Law
    Ethics Compliance, Investigations & Whistleblower Response
    Governmental Affairs
    Higher Education
    Sports and Entertainment
    Traditional Labor Relations
    Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets
    Wage and Hour
    Workplace Safety and Health

Major Office Locations

  • Greenville, SC (HQ)
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Boston, MA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbia, SC
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Houston, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Jackson, MS
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Memphis, TN
  • Miami, FL
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Morristown, NJ
  • Nashville, TN
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York, NY
  • Orange County, CA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Portland, OR
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Richmond, VA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Seattle
  • St. Louis, MO
  • St. Thomas, VI
  • Stamford, CT
  • Tampa, FL
  • Torrance, CA
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Washington, DC
  • Berlin
  • London
  • Mexico City
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