Enter your email address and start getting breaking law firm and legal news right now!
Ogletree Deakins Expands into London Opening New Office
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., announces that it is expanding internationally with its new opening of an office in London. Ogletree Deakins is one of the world’s largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all areas of employment related matters. . The firm has more than 650 lawyers in 45 offices in the United States and Europe. Ogletree Deakins was named “Law Firm of the Year” in the litigation and management categories by U.S. News’s Best Law Firms List of 2013. Ogletree Deakins represents clients from small businesses to the Fortune 50 companies.
Taking it to the next phase in international strategy, the new London office is another step closer to reaching the firm’s vision of being the premier global labor and employment law firm. Ogletree Deakins has started its aggressive international expansion plan in December of 2012 as it opened its Berlin office. It will continue with its global expansion.
Ogletree Deakins’ managing shareholder, Kim Ebert commented on the new offices’ opening. “We are excited to expand into London as we continue to seek to provide assistance to our clients wherever they ay need our services. Our expansion into London is our next phase of offering clients increased global reach, excellent value, and superior client service.”
New partner Richard Linskell joins Ogletree Deakins at the new London office with two associates, from Speechly Bircham LLP. Linskell was a partner on the employment team advising employers from recruitment to post-termination issues. He has experience in advising “complex employee relations issues, remuneration, bonuses,” and the gamut of issues across the board. He also has experience in drafting and enforcing post-termination restrictive covenants and breaches of contract. Linskell has served as deputy chair of the Employment Lawyers Association as well as on the editorial board of their journal, ELA briefing. Mr. Linskell also writes employment law articles and is an employment law commentator in the press. His addition to the firm and the London office is applauded.