Ogletree Deakins


Expansion remains the byword of this employment law boutique that was founded in Atlanta in 1977. The firm recently opened a San Diego office and plans to open offices in London and China this year, said managing shareholder Kim Ebert. The firm continues to benefit from the Obama administration’s labor policies with its emphasis on labor enforcement actions and from a growing number of wage and hour suits that are being filed against employers across the nation. And as states have passed more stringent immigration laws and placed on employers the responsibility of ferreting out undocumented laborers seeking work, Ogletree has developed what Ebert described as “one of the largest immigration practices in the country.”

—Reported by R. Robin McDonald

*Variances shown are in comparison to 2011.

Revenue $315,000,000 16.9%
Revenue per Lawyer $510,000 3%
Profit per equity partner $535,000 5.9%

Total lawyers 617 74
Atlanta lawyers 43/13% 6
Partners 327 29
Equity partners 136 1
Atlanta size rank among firm’s offices   No. 1


Aflac, Bechtel Corp., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, Burlington Industries, DeKalb Medical Center, Duke Energy Corp., Duke University, Eastman Kodak Co., Eckerd Corp., Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, FedEx Ground, Ford Motor Co., General Electric Co., Hitachi Electronics Devices Inc., Liberty National, Lucent Technologies, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Inc., Nissan North America Inc., Rockwell International Corp., Sara Lee Corp., Scholastic Inc., Sears Roebuck & Co., Textron Inc., Tyco Fire & Security, West-Point Stevens Inc., Winn-Dixie Stores Inc.


Atlanta (43), Austin, Texas (8), Berlin (1), Birmingham, Ala. (17), Boston (16), Charleston, S.C. (4), Charlotte, N.C. (8), Chicago (31), Cleveland (14), Columbia, S.C. (14), Dallas (19), Denver (17), Detroit (15), Greensboro, N.C. (2), Greenville, S.C. (38), Houston (16), Indianapolis (26), Jackson, Miss. (4), Kansas City, Mo. (19), Las Vegas (7), Los Angeles (33), Memphis, Tenn. (7), Miami (6), Minneapolis (10), Morristown, N.J. (21), Nashville, Tenn. (14), New Orleans (11), New York (6), Orange County, Calif. (18), Philadelphia (11), Phoenix (15), Pittsburgh (10), Portland, Ore. (9), Raleigh, N.C. (28), San Antonio, Texas (8), San Francisco (21), Seattle (2), St. Louis (17), St. Thomas, V.I. (6), Stamford, Conn. (2), Tampa (18), Tucson, Ariz. (3), Washington (24)


Atlanta—Eric Berezin from Duane Morris


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