The alliance is the first of its kind between a law firm and UMUC.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 03, 2013
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, today announced a strategic educational/corporate alliance with the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). The alliance, which offers Ogletree Deakins employees, spouses, and dependents the opportunity to pursue their undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates through UMUC, is the first of its kind between a law firm and UMUC.
“The professional growth of our employees is crucial to the success of Ogletree Deakins, and we are committed to offering benefits and programs that advance this growth,” said Kim Ebert, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins. “We are pleased about our alliance with UMUC, because it offers our employees and their dependents the chance to pursue educational growth opportunities while continuing to work full-time.”
UMUC provides evening, weekend, and online classes, as well as comprehensive student services including technical assistance and tutoring. Through the new initiative, Ogletree Deakins employees, spouses, and dependents will receive a 25 percent discount on most UMUC programs and may be eligible for tuition payment plans and financial aid.
About Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has 700 lawyers located in 45 offices across the United States and in Europe. Ogletree Deakins is the “Law Firm of the Year” in both the Employment Law - Management and Labor Law - Management categories in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. http://www.ogletreedeakins.com