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ACC Awards honor Arizona’s top in-house attorneys

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Effective corporate counsel has never been more important than it is in Arizona’s evolving knowledge-based economy. Thursday night, before a sold-out crowd at The Camby/Autograph Collection Hotel (formerly the Ritz-Carlton), Az Business magazine recognized the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays in the success of a business with the Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards (ACC… Read More →

Ogletree Deakins named a ‘Law Firm of the Year’

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced that the firm has been named a “Law Firm of the Year” for the fifth consecutive year. Only one law firm in each practice area receives the “Law Firm of the Year” designation. In… Read More →

Phoenix lawyer urges Congress to block ‘joint employer’ rule

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Phoenix lawyer Mark Kisicki called on Congress Tuesday to “restore stability in labor relations” by reversing a National Labor Relations Board ruling that he said will cause “significant economic upheaval” if left untouched. Kisicki was one of several witnesses testifying to a Senate committee on an August change to NLRB regulations so that any company… Read More →

Law firms prepare Millennials for the business of law

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Law firms are changing. The future of the profession is in flux as newer generations and Millennials move into the workplace. In order to stay relevant in this dynamic atmosphere, firms need to teach incoming associates and new partners the business of running a law firm, foster loyalty, offer flexibility and connect to Millennials. When… Read More →

AZ Big Media honors Most Influential Women

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They are the best business minds in Arizona. They are innovators, trailblazers and leaders of men. They are Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2014, as selected by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts. The Most Influential Women were honored Thursday at a reception… Read More →

7 Ogletree Deakins attorneys earn honor

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced today that seven attorneys from the firm’s Arizona offices were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015. The 2015 list was compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review survey… Read More →

Leah Freed – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Leah Freed – Managing Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins Freed is the managing shareholder of Ogletree’s Phoenix office, one of the world’s largest labor and employment firms. Freed has extensive experience advising and defending employers. Greatest accomplishment: “Being selected as the managing shareholder of the Ogletree Phoenix office at the age of 36.” Surprising fact: “I have… Read More →

Enterprise Univ. examines Social Media, Personnel

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Enterprise Bank & Trust, focused on the financial needs of privately-held businesses, their owner families, executives and professionals, announces its spring 2014 Enterprise University course schedule providing free educational seminars on a variety of relevant topics for business owners and their leadership. “We’ve received outstanding feedback from Enterprise University participants the last two years and… Read More →

Enterprise announces free spring seminar schedule

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Enterprise Bank & Trust, focused on the financial needs of privately-held businesses, their owner families, executives and professionals, announces its spring 2014 Enterprise University course schedule providing free educational seminars on a variety of relevant topics for business owners and their leadership. “We’ve received outstanding feedback from Enterprise University participants the last two years and… Read More →

Ogletree Deakins Named a ‘Law Firm of the Year’

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by in Business News | Legal

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.… Read More →

Advice on doing background checks on potential employees

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Many employers are surprised to learn that they should not automatically exclude an applicant based on a felony criminal record. Doesn’t an employer have a duty to protect other employees and customers? Employers do have an obligation to properly screen employees, but they should ensure that the screening does not run afoul of anti-discrimination laws.… Read More →

Major victories for same-sex marriage

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In a historic victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California. “Today’s significant ruling will likely spur further expansion of protections for LGBT individuals,” said Nonnie Shivers,… Read More →

Clees Among ‘Nation’s Most Powerful Attorneys’

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by in Business News | Legal | Workforce

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced that Joe Clees, a shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been named to Human Resource Executive magazine’s 2013 list of the “Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys.” This is the fifth consecutive year that… Read More →

Ogletree Deakins Attorneys Ranked in Chambers USA

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced that Joe Clees and Mark Kisicki, from the firm’s Phoenix office, and Tibor Nagy, Jr., from the firm’s Tucson office, have been included in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA, an annual ranking of… Read More →