Ogletree Deakins Welcomes William Grob as a Shareholder
Firm’s Tampa office continues its growth
TAMPA, FL -- Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms, is pleased to welcome William (Bill) Grob as a shareholder to the firm’s Tampa office. Prior to joining the firm, Grob was a partner in the Tampa office of Ford & Harrison LLP. Grob has extensive trial and litigation experience where he has served as lead counsel in cases in federal and state courts, and has arbitration experience in a variety of labor and employment matters, including wage and hour and overtime litigation. A significant portion of Grob’s practice also involves enforcing and defending non-compete covenants.
“Our Tampa office continues to grow which is driven by client demand and the increasing amount of employment litigation,” said Barnett Brooks, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Tampa office.
“Bill’s background and experience will be a major plus for Florida employers as well as to his colleagues throughout our national platform.”
Grob is frequently a featured speaker at numerous employment and law-related seminars for managers and organizations throughout Florida and the Southeast. He is President Elect of the Suncoast Human Resources Management Association the former co-chair for the Labor & Employment Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.
Grob earned his J.D., cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law in 2000. He also holds a M.P.A. from the University of South Florida and a B.A. from the University of Florida.
Joining Grob as an associate is Kathleen Liever. In her practice, she represents employers and management in a variety of employment-related disputes involving allegations of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge, employment contracts, minimum and overtime wage issues, and occupational safety and health matters. Liever also joins Ogletree Deakins from Ford & Harrison LLP.
Liever earned her J.D. from George Washington University Law School in 2007. During law school, Liever was a legal intern with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia and was a judicial intern serving The Honorable Reggie B. Walton in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia.
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.