Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Mr. Deer represents management in a variety of employment-related matters, including litigation involving age, race, sex, and disability discrimination claims, covenants not to compete, trade secrets, wage and hour claims, ERISA claims, and other workplace torts. Mr. Deer has been named in the 2009 and 2010 editions of The Best Lawyers in America.Mr. Deer has acted as lead trial counsel in employment discrimination/wrongful discharge cases in the federal district and state courts in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Alabama and other states. Mr. Deer’s EEO litigation experience includes the defense of single plaintiff, multiple plaintiff, and class action litigation.Mr. Deer also practices traditional labor law. His labor experience includes bargaining contracts, handling labor arbitrations, grievance administration, and the defense of unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB.Mr. Deer is a frequent speaker and author. He has been a speaker and moderator at American Bar Association meetings, including twice at the ABA’s Annual Meeting. He regularly performs training for clients on all aspects of labor and employment law.