William (Bill) Radford Joins Ogletree Deakins as Of Counsel

Published Date: 
February 1, 2011

MIAMI, FL -- Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that William (Bill) Radford has joined the firm’s Miami office.  Previously, Radford was a partner in the Miami office of Ford & Harrison LLP and also with Morgan Lewis.  Radford has practiced traditional labor and employment law for more than 40 years.  He has successfully represented employers in more than 150 union campaigns across the United States.  During his career, he has defended both private and public sector employers in numerous unfair labor practice and discrimination charges and has experience in dealing with matters related to the Age Discrimination Employment Act, class actions, wage and hour issues, harassment, the Fair Labor Standards Act, wrongful termination, workplace violence, collective bargaining, mediation, arbitrations, government contracts, and retaliation claims.  Additionally, Radford counsels employers on compliance with federal and state employment laws, including preparing internal policies and programs for clients and developing strategies for defense of charges of employment discrimination. 

“Bill’s wealth of knowledge and decades of experience will be a major plus for employers in south Florida and throughout the state as they continue to deal with an evolving labor and employment law landscape,” said David DeMaio, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Miami office.  “Further, Bill’s experience will be a valuable asset to our colleagues throughout our network of 40 offices.”

Radford has earned numerous accolades and awards throughout his career.  He has been named to The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, “Florida’s Legal Elite” by Florida Trend, and is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  For his class action defense work, Radford was the recipient of the Navy Commendation Medal for his defense of the United States Navy.

About Ogletree Deakins

Ogletree Deakins is the nation's third-largest labor and employment law firm, representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters.  The firm has more than 500 lawyers located in 40 offices across the United States.  In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, construction, employee benefits, environmental, and workplace safety and health law.  Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, including more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations in the United States. For more information, please contact Ryan King, public relations manager, at (404) 870-1742.