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At a Glance


“Great, smart colleagues.”

“Instant responsibility and client contact.”

“The commitment to diversity and inclusion.”



“Long hours.”

“Pro bono is not promoted.”

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

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. The firm boasts 54 offices across the globe, including in Canada, Europe; Mexico; the U.S., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Clients First

Founded in 1977, Ogletree Deakins has experienced professionals in all areas of labor and employment law. From traditional labor issues to employment litigation to workplace safety to employee benefits and other areas, Ogletree Deakins is a go-to firm in this area. In fact, the firm is among the top 5 firms in Vault’s Best Law Firms for Labor & Employment. Ogletree Deakins’ labor and employment law practices are complemented by thriving practices in immigration, construction, environmental law, and commercial litigation. 

Ogletree Deakins represents employers from all sizes and across many industries, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. The firm prides itself in its client-focused approach, which includes alternative fee arrangements tailored to individual clients. In addition, the firm requests assessments from clients so that the firm can grow and improve in its performance and client service.

Diversity Action Plan

Some firms tout their commitment to diversity, but Ogletree Deakins has a plan to foster a diverse culture. Through its Diversity Action Plan, the firm provides attorneys with a list of activities meant to provide greater awareness of different cultures, ethnicities, and social groups. The firm also hosts a variety of training programs focused on developing cultural competence.

COVID-19 Update

“The pace of growth at Ogletree Deakins has not slowed during the pandemic. We continue to recruit and hire legal talent at all levels. We strive to provide candidates the same high-quality in-person interaction they would otherwise experience, but through use of remote video technology such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and other platforms. With an increased emphasis on flexibility, our interview process connects candidates with the firm through mobile devices, computers or tablets wherever they may be. We are moving forward with a 2021 summer associate program, and are continuously improving our programming to align with the goals of providing meaning work experience and ensuring the health and safety of the summer associates and attorneys who participate.”  – Margaret (Meg) Holman, Chief Talent Officer

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

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

Firm Stats

Chairman and Managing Partner: C. Matthew Keen
Recruiting Chair: Meg Holman
Total No. Attorneys 2021:
750 - 1K

Base Salary

1st year: $126,087*
2nd year: $131,087*
3rd year: $136,630*
4th year: $142,717*
5th year: $151,359*
6th year: $160,213*
7th year: $168,098*
8th year: $177,553*
Summer Associate: $2,267/week* *Average representation of the firm’s salary scale. Each office pays specific to its region based on cost of region analysis.

Employment Contact

Whitney Dickey
Recruiting Manager

No. of U.S. Offices: 47

No. of International Offices: 6

Major Office Locations

Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX
Birmingham, AL
Boston, MA
Charleston, SC
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Cleveland, OH
Columbia, SC
Dallas, TX
Denver, CO
Detroit Metro, MI
Greenville, SC
Houston, TX
Indianapolis, IN
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
St. Louis, MO
St. Thomas, USVI
Sacramento, CA
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Stamford, CT
Tampa, FL
Torrance, CA
Tucson, AZ
Washington, DC | Berlin (Germany)
London (England)
Mexico City (Mexico)
Montréal (Canada)
Paris (France)
Toronto (Canada)

Major Departments

Class Action
Traditional Labor
Affirmative Action & OFCCP
Wage & Hour
Employee Benefits
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.