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2019 DIVERSITY DATABASE UNDERWRITER Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

At a Glance


“The people”

“The quality of the work and the clients are great.”

“The commitment to diversity”


“Lack of competitive compensation”

“Uncertain opportunities for advancement”

“Long 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., 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, Canada, and Maine. The firm now has 53 offices in 30 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 “Law Firm of the Year” in the Litigation – Labor & Employment category in  2018 by U.S. NewsBest 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.

Why Work Here

At Ogletree Deakins, we understand that clients have choices among labor and employment counsel. Why should you choose Ogletree Deakins?

We represent employers.

  • We represent employers of all sizes and across many industries, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

We provide coverage throughout the United States, and in Canada, Europe, and Mexico.

  • We have 53 offices, located in 30 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and in Canada, Europe, and Mexico.

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

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


Managing Shareholder: C. Matthew Keen
Recruiting Chair: Vanessa A. Russell

Base Salary

Varies by location

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
14 out of 22 (2Ls only) (2018)

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, ME
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
Mexico City
Toronto, ON

Major Departments & Practices

Affirmative Action/OFCCP Compliance
Airline and Railway
Background Checks
Class Action
Construction Law
Data Privacy
Defense Contracting
Disability Access
Drug Testing
E-Discovery and Records Retention
Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Employment Law
ERISA Litigation
Ethics Compliance, Investigations and Whistleblower Response
Governmental Affairs
Higher Education
Leaves of Absence/ Reasonable Accommodation
Life Sciences
Mergers and Acquisitions
Pay Equity
Sports and Entertainment
Traditional Labor Relations
Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets
Wage and Hour
Workplace Safety and Health