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


  • “Global presence”
  • “High quality work”
  • “Friendly and supportive colleagues”


  • “Efficiency rating and hours”
  • “Partnership prospects”
  • “Corporate culture”

The Buzz

  • “Great at employment law”
  • “Committed to diversity”
  • “Crushing hours”

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, Mexico City, and Canada. The firm now has 49 offices in 27 states, Washington, D.C., Europe, Mexico, Canada, 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 Employment Law - Management "Law Firm of the Year" for 2016 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


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Shareholder: C. Matthew Keen
  • Total No. Attorneys 2016: 782

  • Base Salary
    Varies by location

  • Summer Associate Offers
    7 out of 12 (2Ls only) (2015)

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Affirmative Action/OFCCP • Airline and Railway • Background Checks • Class Action • Construction • Data Privacy • Disability Access • Diversity • Drug Testing • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation • Employee Engagement • Employment Law • Energy • Ethics/Whistleblower • Government Contractors • Governmental Affairs • Healthcare • Higher Education • Hospitality • Immigration • International • Mine Safety • Pay Equity • Reductions In Force • Retail • Sports and Entertainment • State Developments • 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, WA • St. Louis, MO • St. Thomas, VI • Stamford, CT • Tampa, FL • Toronto, ON • Torrance, CA • Tucson, AZ • Washington, DC • Berlin • London • Mexico City