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


  • “Work culture”
  • “Quality and depth of work”
  • “Resources for assisting clients”


  • “Below market compensation”
  • “Client demands”
  • “Trying to maintain work-life balance”

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., Canada, Mexico 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, Oklahoma City, Sacramento and Canada. The firm now has 52 offices in 28 states, Washington, D.C., Europe, Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The firm has earned accolades for its management-side labor and employment practice, including being named the Labor Law - Management "Law Firm of the Year" for 2017 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 225 attorneys listed in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers. In terms of clients, Ogletree represents employers from all sizes and across many industries, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

- Show Less + Show Full Description

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

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


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chairman and Managing Partner: C. Matthew Keen
  • Recruiting Chair: Vanessa A. Russell
  • Total No. Attorneys 2017: 876

  • Base Salary
    Varies by location

  • Summer Associate Offers
    7out of 7 (2Ls only) (2016)

  • Major Departments & Practices

    Affirmative Action/OFCCP Compliance • Appellate • Airline and Railway • Background Checks • Class Action • Construction Law • Data Privacy • Defense Contracting • Disability Access • Drug Testing • E-Discovery and Records Retention • Energy • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation • Employment Law • Energy • Ethics Compliance, Investigations and Whistleblower Response • Governmental Affairs • Healthcare • Higher Education • Hospitality • Immigration • International • Leaves of Absence/ Reasonable Accommodation • Life Sciences • Litigation • Pay Equity • RIF/WARN • Retail • Sports and Entertainment • Staffing/PEO • 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 • Greenville, SC • 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 • Oklahoma City, OK • Orange County, CA • Philadelphia, PA • Phoenix, AZ • Pittsburgh, PA • Portland, OR • Raleigh, NC • Richmond, VA • Sacramento, CA • San Antonio, TX • San Diego, CA • San Francisco, CA • Seattle, WA • St. Louis, MO • St Thomas, VI • Stamford, CT • Tampa, FL • Torrance, CA • Tucson, AZ • Washington, DC Berlin • London • Mexico City • Paris • Toronto, ON