Wage and Hour

Description

Ogletree Deakins’ Wage and Hour Practice Group features attorneys who are experienced in advising and representing employers in a wide range of wage and hour issues, and who are located in Ogletree Deakins’ offices across the country.  Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of federal laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and prevailing wage laws (such as the Davis-Bacon Act), as well as comparable state laws.  Our attorneys include former officials of federal and state labor agencies, including the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor, and the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency.

Details Matter

Minor decisions or practices can make the difference between compliance and non-compliance with various wage and hour laws.  Non-compliance can have significant financial consequences, including back pay, fines, and penalties. If uncorrected, non-compliance may result in unwanted, avoidable, and costly lawsuits, especially class and collective action litigation. The attorneys in our Wage and Hour Practice Group have a keen eye for details and understand clients’ goals and needs. If litigation ensues, our Wage and Hour Group works with clients to protect their interests and minimize potential exposure.  

Proactive Compliance

Although minimum wage, overtime, and other wage payment requirements are conceptually straightforward, they present a multitude of compliance challenges for employers.  The attorneys in our Wage and Hour Practice Group have assisted employers with many proactive initiatives to ensure compliance with the FLSA, FMLA, and state law counterparts.  One valuable tool for employers is to conduct payroll, timekeeping, compensation, and other related wage and hour practice audits.  Our attorneys have worked with employers to conduct a variety of audits, such as:

  • reviewing exempt and non-exempt employee classifications;

  • determining if an employer is compensating employees correctly;

  • assessing the compensability of employee time for various preliminary and postliminary activities such as donning or doffing; and

  • designing practices to prevent off-the-clock work.


Other proactive, preventive measures include counseling companies about wage and hour laws, and working with employers to devise practical solutions that comply with the law and maximize their operations before enforcement agencies conduct investigations.    

Knowledgeable Advisors

The Wage and Hour Practice Group boasts practitioners who have represented employers in investigations and audits by WHD and state agencies involving a broad range of issues spanning varying degrees of complexity.  These enforcement agencies and their investigators wield broad, discretionary power when conducting investigations or audits, and our attorneys are adept at developing strategies to counter investigatory tactics.  Our attorneys have assisted employers in preparing for on-site investigations and have represented employers during the course of investigations – from opening conferences to resolution after closing conferences.  The Wage and Hour Practice Group has substantial experience in assisting employers in minimizing the impact of these investigatory challenges.

State Law Experience

Several states have their own wage and hour laws that augment the FLSA, FMLA, and prevailing wage laws. The Wage and Hour Group has extensive experience handling state wage and hour issues, including meal and rest break requirements, wage payment requirements, permissible wage deductions, use-it-or-lose it vacation policies, and limitations on the use of pay cards and direct deposit.  Our California Wage and Hour Practice Group has detailed knowledge and experience with all aspects of California’s wage and hour laws as enforced by the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, and as interpreted by various California courts and state enforcement boards and agencies.  

Attorneys

Name Offices Contact Practice Groups
Paul Lancaster Adams
Shareholder
Philadelphia p: 215-995-2810
f: 215-995-2801
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Margaret Carroll Alli
Shareholder
Detroit Metro p: 248-723-6170
f: 248-593-2603
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Stephanie L. Aranyos
Of Counsel
New York City p: 212-492-2500
f: 212-492-2501
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Charles B. Baldwin
Shareholder
Indianapolis p: 317-916-2140
f: 317-916-9076
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Tracey T. Barbaree
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1719
f: 404-870-1732
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Thomas H. Barnard
Shareholder
Cleveland p: 216-241-6100
f: 216-357-4733
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Jacqueline R. Barrett
Shareholder
Philadelphia p: 215-995-2820
f: 215-995-2801
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James M. Barrett
Shareholder
Portland p: 503-552-2145
f: 503-224-4518
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Rebecca J. Bennett
Shareholder
Cleveland p: 216-241-6100
f: 216-357-4733
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Robert E. Bettac
Shareholder
San Antonio p: 210-354-1300
f: 210-277-2702
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Frank Birchfield
Shareholder
New York City p: 212-492-2500
f: 212-492-2501
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Robert M. Bisanar
Of Counsel
Charlotte p: 704-405-3118
f: 704-342-4379
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Alexandra A. Bodnar
Shareholder
Los Angeles p: 213-438-5845
f: 213-239-9045
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Adam D. Boland
Of Counsel
San Antonio p: 210-354-1300
f: 210-277-2702
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Lori A. Bowman
Shareholder
Los Angeles p: 213-438-1296
f: 213-239-9045
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Cynthia A. Bremer
Shareholder
Minneapolis p: 612-336-6868
f: 612-339-0061
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Thomas A. Bright
Shareholder
Greenville p: 864-271-1300
f: 864-235-8806
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Martin C. Brook
Shareholder
Detroit Metro p: 248-723-6128
f: 248-593-2603
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John B. Brown
Shareholder
Dallas p: 214-624-1153
f: 214-987-3927
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Stacy M. Bunck
Shareholder
Kansas City p: 816-410-2229
f: 816-471-1303
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Mark H. Burak
Shareholder
Boston p: 617-994-5721
f: 617-994-5701
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Andrew P. Burnside
Shareholder
New Orleans p: 504-648-2609
f: 504-648-3859
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Elvige Cassard
Of Counsel
New Orleans p: 504-648-3858
f: 504-648-3859
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Gregory C. Cheng
Shareholder
San Francisco p: 415-536-3406
f: 415-442-4870
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Linda Claxton
Shareholder
Los Angeles p: 213-438-5841
f: 213-239-9045
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Debra A. Colby
Of Counsel
Detroit Metro p: 248-723-6140
f: 248-593-2603
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Jaime N. Cole
Of Counsel
Portland p: 206-652-3580
f: 503-224-4518
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Michael H. Cramer
Shareholder
Chicago p: 312-558-1240
f: 312-807-3619
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Patrick M. Curran, Jr.
Shareholder
Boston p: 617-994-5728
f: 617-994-5701
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Maria Greco Danaher
Shareholder
Pittsburgh p: 412-394-3390
f: 412-232-1799
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Lara C. de Leon
Shareholder
Orange County p: 714-800-7910
f: 714-754-1298
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Christopher W. Decker
Of Counsel
Los Angeles p: 213-438-1283
f: 213-239-9045
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Christopher W. Deering
Shareholder
Birmingham p: 205-714-4431
f: 205-328-6000
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Dara L. DeHaven
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1759
f: 404-870-1732
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Bruce J. Douglas
Shareholder
Minneapolis p: 612-336-6858
f: 612-339-0061
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Sean M. Driscoll
Of Counsel
Portland p: 503-552-2161
f: 503-224-4518
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William L. Duda
Shareholder
Columbia p: 803-252-1300
f: 803-254-6517
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Elizabeth M. Ebanks
Shareholder
Richmond p: 855-843-1808
f: 855-843-1809
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Kim F. Ebert
Shareholder
Indianapolis p: 317-916-1300
f: 317-916-9076
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Allison C. Eckstrom
Of Counsel
Orange County p: 714-800-7911
f: 714-754-1298
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Herbert C. Ehrhardt
Shareholder
Jackson p: 601-898-5478
f: 601-360-0995
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Christopher G. Elko
Associate
Morristown p: 973-753-0635
f: 973-656-1611
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Charles E. Engeman
Shareholder
St. Thomas p: 340-714-1235
f: 340-714-1245
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Elizabeth A. Falcone
Shareholder
Portland p: 503-552-2166
f: 503-224-4518
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Douglas J. Farmer
Shareholder
San Francisco p: 415-442-4869
f: 415-442-4870
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Patrick J. Fazzini
Associate
Pittsburgh p: 412-315-6040
f: 412-232-1799
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Jordon R. Ferguson
Associate
Orange County p: 714-800-7900
f: 714-754-1298
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Donna K. Fisher
Of Counsel
Memphis p: 901-766-4303
f: 901-767-7411
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Flyn L. Flesher
Knowledge Management Counsel
Houston p: 713-655-5752
f: 713-655-0020
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Michael W. Fox
Shareholder
Austin p: 512-344-4711
f: 512-344-4701
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Keith D. Frazier
Shareholder
Nashville p: 615-687-2231
f: 615-254-1908
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Donald D. Gamburg
Shareholder
Philadelphia p: 215-995-2800
f: 215-995-2801
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John Gerak
Shareholder
Cleveland p: 216-241-6100
f: 216-357-4733
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Benjamin P. Glass
Shareholder
Charleston p: 843-853-1300
f: 843-853-9992
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James F. Glunt
Shareholder
Pittsburgh p: 412-394-3339
f: 412-232-1799
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Angela D. Green
Shareholder
Dallas p: 214-624-1151
f: 214-987-3927
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Jon M. Gumbel
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1829
f: 404-870-1732
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Beth A. Gunn
Shareholder
Los Angeles p: 213-438-1288
f: 213-239-9045
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Carolyn B. Hall
Of Counsel
San Francisco p: 415-536-3458
f: 415-442-4870
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Christopher P. Hammon
Shareholder
Miami p: 305-455-3711
f: 305-374-0456
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Margaret Santen Hanrahan
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-881-1300
f: 404-870-1732
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W. Scott Hardy
Office Managing Shareholder
Pittsburgh p: 412-394-3346
f: 412-232-1799
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Gregory J. Hare
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1758
f: 404-870-1732
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John G. Harrison
Shareholder
p: 615-687-2233
f: 615-254-1908
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Rodney A. Harrison
Shareholder
St. Louis p: 314-802-3949
f: 314-802-3936
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Bruce G. Hearey
Shareholder
Cleveland p: 216-241-6100
f: 216-357-4733
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Katherine Dudley Helms
Shareholder
Columbia p: 803-252-1300
f: 803-254-6517
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Thomas L. Henderson
Shareholder
Memphis p: 901-766-4317
f: 901-767-7411
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Kevin P. Hishta
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1733
f: 404-870-1732
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Betsy Johnson
Office Managing Shareholder
Los Angeles p: 213-438-1297
f: 213-239-9045
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Matthew K. Johnson
Shareholder
Greenville p: 864-271-1300
f: 864-235-8806
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Robert A. Jones
Shareholder
San Francisco p: 415-536-3425
f: 415-442-4870
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Brendan Y. Joy
Associate
Los Angeles p: 213-438-1292
f: 213-239-9045
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Kevin S. Joyner
Shareholder
Raleigh p: 919-789-3175
f: 919-783-9412
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Christian J. Keeney
Associate
Orange County p: 714-800-7900
f: 714-754-1298
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Philip K. Kontul
Shareholder
Pittsburgh p: 412-394-3352
f: 412-232-1799
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Vanessa C. Krumbein
Associate
Los Angeles p: 213-438-1291
f: 213-239-9045
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Anne E. Larson
Shareholder
Chicago p: 312-558-1253
f: 312-807-3619
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Collie W. "Trip" Lehn, Jr.
Associate
Greenville p: 864-271-1300
f: 864-235-8806
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F. Barham Lewis, Jr.
Shareholder
Houston p: 713-655-5767
f: 713-655-0020
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Timothy W. Lindsay
Shareholder
Jackson p: 601-898-5489
f: 601-360-0995
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Leah C. Lively
Shareholder
Portland p: 503-552-2142
f: 503-224-4518
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Jeffrey C. Londa
Shareholder
Houston p: 713-655-5750
f: 713-655-0020
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Rachel Reingold Mandel
Shareholder
p: 617-994-5707
f: 617-994-5701
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Anthony L. Martin
Shareholder
Las Vegas p: 702-369-6801
f: 702-369-6888
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Suzanne L. Martin
Shareholder
Las Vegas p: 702-369-6805
f: 702-369-6888
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Michelle R. Maslowski
Associate
Indianapolis p: 317-916-2535
f: 317-916-9076
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Patricia A. Matias
Associate
Orange County p: 714-800-7909
f: 714-754-1298
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Brian L. McDermott
Shareholder
Indianapolis p: 317-916-2170
f: 317-916-9076
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Charles E. McDonald, III
Shareholder
Greenville p: 864-271-1300
f: 864-235-8806
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Bryant S. McFall
Shareholder
Dallas p: 214-987-3504
f: 214-987-3927
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Gregory P. McGuire
Shareholder
Raleigh p: 919-789-3176
f: 919-783-9412
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Ryan M. Miller
Associate
Dallas p: 214-624-1145
f: 214-987-3927
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Tracy A. Miller
Shareholder
Phoenix p: 602-778-3704
f: 602-778-3750
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Wendy V. Miller
Shareholder
Nashville p: 615-687-2217
f: 615-254-1908
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Michael D. Mitchell
Shareholder
Houston p: 713-655-5756
f: 713-655-0020
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Christopher E. Moore
Shareholder
p: 504-648-2604
f: 504-648-3859
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Steven W. Moore
Shareholder
Denver p: 303-764-6801
f: 303-831-9246
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Micol L. Morgan
Shareholder
St. Thomas p: 340-714-1235
f: 340-714-1245
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Evan R. Moses
Shareholder
Los Angeles p: 213-438-5851
f: 213-239-9045
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Christopher C. Murray
Shareholder
Indianapolis p: 317-916-2522
f: 317-916-9076
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Tibor Nagy, Jr.
Shareholder
p: 520-575-7442
f: 520-544-9675
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Rafael G. Nendel-Flores
Shareholder
Orange County p: 714-800-7981
f: 714-754-1298
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Robert R. Niccolini
Shareholder
Washington p: 202-263-0241
f: 202-887-0866
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Sarah R. Nichols
Of Counsel
San Francisco p: 415-536-3442
f: 415-442-4870
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Chris R. Pace
Shareholder
Kansas City p: 816-410-2232
f: 816-471-1303
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James M. Paul
Shareholder
St. Louis p: 314-802-3950
f: 314-802-3936
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Steven F. Pockrass
Shareholder
Indianapolis p: 317-916-2172
f: 317-916-9076
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Peter D. Post
Of Counsel
Pittsburgh p: 412-394-3333
f: 412-232-1799
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A. Sonu Ray
Associate
New York City p: 212-492-2500
f: 212-492-2501
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Michael D. Ray
Shareholder
Chicago p: 312-558-1256
f: 312-807-3619
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Kevin D. Reese
Shareholder
San Francisco p: 415-536-3407
f: 415-442-4870
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Burton L. Reiter
Of Counsel
Chicago p: 312-558-1220
f: 312-807-3619
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Katherine G. Rigby
Shareholder
Boston p: 617-994-5719
f: 617-994-5701
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Alfred B. Robinson, Jr.
Shareholder
Washington p: 202-263-0269
f: 202-887-0866
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Jimmy F. Robinson, Jr.
Shareholder
Richmond p: 855-843-1808
f: 855-843-1809
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Robert R. Roginson
Shareholder
Los Angeles p: 213-457-5873
f: 213-239-9045
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Jennifer S. Rusie
Shareholder
Nashville p: 615-687-2223
f: 615-254-1908
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Carolyn A. Russell
Shareholder
Houston p: 713-655-5771
f: 713-655-0020
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Robert O. Sands
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1707
f: 404-870-1732
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Calvin Garner Sanford, Jr.
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1714
f: 404-870-1732
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Diane M. Saunders
Shareholder
Boston p: 617-994-5704
f: 617-994-5701
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J. Trent Scofield
Shareholder
Birmingham p: 205-714-4422
f: 205-328-6000
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John A. Shedden
Associate
Charlotte p: 704-405-3115
f: 704-342-4379
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Jack S. Sholkoff
Shareholder
Los Angeles p: 213-438-1281
f: 213-239-9045
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Kenneth B. Siepman
Shareholder
Indianapolis p: 317-916-2146
f: 317-916-9076
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Spencer C. Skeen
Shareholder
San Diego p: 858-652-3100
f: 858-652-3101
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Arthur B Smith, Jr.
Of Counsel
Chicago p: 312-558-1230
f: 312-807-3619
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Austin E. Smith
Office Managing Shareholder
Denver p: 303-764-6816
f: 303-831-9246
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Lawrence D. Smith
Shareholder
San Antonio p: 210-354-1300
f: 210-277-2702
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William P. Steinhaus
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1704
f: 404-870-1732
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Martin E. Sullivan
Associate
Los Angeles p: 213-239-9800
f: 213-239-9045
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Michael R. Tricarico
Of Counsel
p: 305-455-3702
f: 305-374-0456
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Roger G. Trim
Shareholder
Denver p: 303-764-6805
f: 303-831-9246
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Daniel E. Turner
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1712
f: 404-870-1732
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Danielle Vanderzanden
Shareholder
Boston p: 617-994-5724
f: 617-994-5701
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Candace S. Walker
Of Counsel
Indianapolis p: 317-916-2153
f: 317-916-9076
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Jody Ward-Rannow
Associate
Minneapolis p: 612-336-6873
f: 612-339-0061
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Ryan T. Warden
Associate
Morristown p: 973-656-1600
f: 973-656-1611
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David L. Warren, Jr.
Shareholder
Birmingham p: 205-714-4407
f: 205-328-6000
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Tracy A. Warren
Shareholder
San Diego p: 858-652-3100
f: 858-652-3101
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Elizabeth S. Washko
Shareholder
Nashville p: 615-687-2229
f: 615-254-1908
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Thomas L. Watson, II
Associate
New Orleans p: 504-648-3850
f: 504-648-3859
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Keith A. Watts
Shareholder
Orange County p: 714-800-7900
f: 714-754-1298
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R. Lance Witcher
Shareholder
St. Louis p: 314-802-3948
f: 314-802-3936
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