by Michael Fox
For those of you who have checked out the "About Me" link on the side of this page, to see who or what was responsible for Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer, you would have been taken to a link at Haynes and Boone, LLP where I was happy to be a partner for almost 16 years. But today, if you check it out (and I hope you will), you will be taken to a link to Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. which I joined as a shareholder in mid-September. (Yes, it has taken me two weeks to figure out how to change the link.)
At Ogletree, Deakins, I truly am at a firm of "employer's lawyers." We specialize exclusively in the representation of management in all types of employment-related legal matters. And for those who think of all management labor and employment lawyers as completely heartless, you should know that more than 180 of us now practice at a firm founded on Valentine's Day, 1977. From the original offices in Atlanta and Greenville, the firm has grown to sixteen offices extending from Los Angeles to the Virgin Islands, with four in Texas, including its newest in Austin, where I practice.