MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, has joined the Chamber as its newest Gold Founding Member.
“We are excited to welcome Ogletree Deakins as our newest gold founding member of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce,” said Jason Rae, executive director of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “Ogletree Deakins understands the importance of being an inclusive and supportive work environment and knows the value that LGBT employees bring to their firm. The firm is also committed to working with businesses of all sizes to be successful.”
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Ogletree Deakins has more than 750 attorneys located in 49 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. Ogletree Deakins has one office in Wisconsin, which is located in Milwaukee at the historic Pabst Boiler House.
“Ogletree Deakins is proud to join the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce,” said Timothy G. Costello, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Milwaukee office. “Our law firm has a long tradition of diversity among its lawyers and staff, and we are committed to building a more diverse business community across Wisconsin. We look forward to working in partnership with the LGBT Chamber of Commerce.”
“We are so thankful for Ogletree Deakins’ commitment to building a diverse business community,” added Rae. “We look forward to a long partnership with them.”
The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and LGBT-allied businesses, corporations and professionals throughout the state of Wisconsin. It offers networking opportunities, business development efforts within the LGBT community and educational programming to its members. The organization has more than 380 members from around the state. In 2015, the organization was awarded the National Chamber of the Year Award from the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). More information can be found online at: www.wislgbtchamber.com.