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Ogletree Deakins Named a ‘Law Firm of the Year’

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, has been named “Law Firm of the Year” in two categories, Employment Law – Management and Labor Law – Management, in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list. Only one law firm in each practice area receives the “Law Firm of the Year” honor. This is the third consecutive year that Ogletree Deakins has been named a “Law Firm of the Year.” It is also the second consecutive year that the firm has been named “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law – Management category.

In Arizona, Ogletree Deakins’ offices in Phoenix and Tucson earned “First-Tier” rankings in three practice area categories: Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; and Litigation – Labor & Employment. Nationally, the firm has been recognized with six “First-Tier” rankings: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Employment Law – Management; Immigration Law; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor & Employment; and Construction Law. A complete list of honorees is available today at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/.

“We are very excited to have received ‘Law Firm of the Year’ designations again this year,” said Kim Ebert, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins. “We will continue our focus on providing outstanding service and value to our clients.”

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Ogletree Deakins Named a 'Law Firm of the Year'

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, has been named “Law Firm of the Year” in two categories, Employment Law – Management and Labor Law – Management, in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list. Only one law firm in each practice area receives the “Law Firm of the Year” honor. This is the third consecutive year that Ogletree Deakins has been named a “Law Firm of the Year.” It is also the second consecutive year that the firm has been named “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law – Management category.

In Arizona, Ogletree Deakins’ offices in Phoenix and Tucson earned “First-Tier” rankings in three practice area categories: Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; and Litigation – Labor & Employment. Nationally, the firm has been recognized with six “First-Tier” rankings: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Employment Law – Management; Immigration Law; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor & Employment; and Construction Law. A complete list of honorees is available today at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/.

“We are very excited to have received ‘Law Firm of the Year’ designations again this year,” said Kim Ebert, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins. “We will continue our focus on providing outstanding service and value to our clients.”

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Fisher & Phillips Adds Labor Law Attorney

The law firm of Fisher & Phillips announced that Alanna R. Brook has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as a labor and employment law staff attorney.  An Arizona native, Alanna graduated cum laude from Tulane University with a degree in Russian Language. Prior to attending law school, Alanna served as Officer in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged at the rank of captain.

Alanna received her Juris Doctor from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.  While in law school, Alanna served as a staff writer for the Arizona Law Review and was a founding member and Executive Editor of the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy. She also interned with the Consumer Protection and Advocacy Section of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.  Alanna earned a certificate in Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy from the University of Arizona’s program of the same name.

Pavneet Uppal, managing partner stated, “We are pleased to have Alanna as part of the Fisher & Phillips team. She truly exhibits what our firm looks for in an associate. Her academic and military career and dedication to the community is very impressive and we look forward to seeing her flourish at our firm.”

Prior to joining Fisher & Phillips, Alanna held the position of Associate with Fennemore Craig. Additionally, Alanna served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Virginia C. Kelly in the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division II and practiced as a commercial litigation associate in a Southwest Regional law firm’s Phoenix office prior to practicing with Fisher & Phillips.

In her free time, Alanna serves as a volunteer adoption counselor with the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control. She is also a regular participant in charitable events throughout Phoenix with such organizations as the Aunt Rita’s Foundation No Aids Walk, The National MS Society and Arizona Chapter’s Cooks and Chords Event.

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Fisher & Phillips Adds Labor Law Attorney

The law firm of Fisher & Phillips announced that Alanna R. Brook has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as a labor and employment law staff attorney.  An Arizona native, Alanna graduated cum laude from Tulane University with a degree in Russian Language. Prior to attending law school, Alanna served as Officer in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged at the rank of captain.

Alanna received her Juris Doctor from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.  While in law school, Alanna served as a staff writer for the Arizona Law Review and was a founding member and Executive Editor of the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy. She also interned with the Consumer Protection and Advocacy Section of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.  Alanna earned a certificate in Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy from the University of Arizona’s program of the same name.

Pavneet Uppal, managing partner stated, “We are pleased to have Alanna as part of the Fisher & Phillips team. She truly exhibits what our firm looks for in an associate. Her academic and military career and dedication to the community is very impressive and we look forward to seeing her flourish at our firm.”

Prior to joining Fisher & Phillips, Alanna held the position of Associate with Fennemore Craig. Additionally, Alanna served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Virginia C. Kelly in the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division II and practiced as a commercial litigation associate in a Southwest Regional law firm’s Phoenix office prior to practicing with Fisher & Phillips.

In her free time, Alanna serves as a volunteer adoption counselor with the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control. She is also a regular participant in charitable events throughout Phoenix with such organizations as the Aunt Rita’s Foundation No Aids Walk, The National MS Society and Arizona Chapter’s Cooks and Chords Event.

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Ryley Carlock Attorneys Selected by Chambers USA

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite had six attorneys from its Phoenix office selected as Leading Lawyers for Business in Arizona by Chambers & Partners.

“We are tremendously grateful to our clients who provided Chambers with the valuable insight into the work we provide for them,” said Managing Shareholder, Rodolfo Parga. “Chambers USA is a highly rigorous process and is a strong reflection of our commitment to understanding the challenges our clients face as business leaders. We are very honored to have received this acknowledgment for our lawyers.”

Chambers USA, the world’s leading guide to the legal profession, released its 2013 rankings for lawyers and practice groups. Chambers rankings are based on submissions put forward by law firms, interviews during the course of research and Chambers’ own database resources. Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the highest ranking.

Ryley Carlock attorneys selected are:

Fredric D. Bellamy, Arizona, Litigation
James E. Brophy, Arizona Corporate and M&A
Michael D. Moberly, Arizona, Employment Law
Nathan R. Niemuth, Arizona, Labor and Employment Law
Michael Ripp, Arizona, Real Estate and Lending
Sheryl A. Sweeney, Arizona, Environmental, Water Rights

Chambers & Partners have been publishers since 1969. They are located in London, England, and publish United Kingdom, USA, and Global guides to the legal profession. Additional information regarding Chambers & Partners, its guides, and the selection process they use to determine the leading lawyers in the United Kingdom, the USA, and the World is available at http://www.chambersandpartners.com/.