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SEAMLESS COLLABORATION As one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters, Ogletree Deakins has built on the high standards of its founders and their dedication to exceptional client service for more than 35 years. Ogletree Deakins has been named a Law Firm of the Year five consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” and has earned a national “First Tier” practice area ranking for immigration. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, Ogletree Deakins has one of the largest business immigration practices in the United States. In fact, the firm was named the 2015 Immigration Law Firm of the Year – USA by the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards. In our business immigration practice, “hand-holding” is not a pejorative. From multinational Fortune 500 companies to the newest startup, our mission is to ensure each client’s journey through the immigration system, whether in the United States or abroad, is smooth from start to finish. Moreover, as an immigration practice in a global labor and employment firm, the synergy between immigration, labor and employment can be maximized to clients’ benefit. At Ogletree Deakins, we offer clients unfettered access to multiple practice areas, including labor and employment, benefits, and tax laws, both in the United States and globally. By exploring these other areas in conjunction with immigration, we reduce risks before they occur with innovative legal solutions and preventative strategies. In today’s world of increased immigration enforcement, the consequences of non-compliance can mean millions of dollars in fines, or other far-reaching government sanctions.

CLIENT SERVICE IS OUR PRIORITY: • We operate an attorney-managed model. Our clients are based all over the United States and the world, and the New York immigration team is available 24/7, via email or cellphone to provide real-time answers, with no regard to time zone differences. • We successfully cover a variety of industries, from alternative energy to beverage to research and development, expanding our knowledge of each to properly advise our clients based on industry trends. • Our legal personnel report on changes to United States immigration practices or regulations and provide a detailed analysis of their impact on employers via our website, client bulletins and eAlerts.

• We analyze the immigration implications of mergers and acquisitions, advise on I-9 requirements, and our labor and employment colleagues assess any significant impact to employment contracts or agreements. • Outbound/non-United States transfers receive the same level of care. We manage every step of the process, in collaboration with our excellent international practice group, providing due diligence on country-specific requirements, from immigration to local labor laws and benefits. • Employers and lawyers working together, providing seamless collaboration among all parties and firm practice groups.

OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART, P.C. 1745 Broadway, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10019 PH: (212) 492-2074 | FX: (212) 492-2501

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