Walter Brown, a 20-year labor and employment litigator, resigned as a partner at Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLC to become a shareholder at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC in Kansas City.

Brown focuses his practice on employment law litigation, including state and federal discrimination actions based on race, age, sex, disability, FMLA retaliation, class action wage and hour claims, trade secret misappropriation cases and violations of noncompete and nonsolicitation cases. He also has experience litigating cases involving breach of contract, business torts, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty and partnership disputes. He also performs management training and drafts policy handbooks for clients in a wide variety of industries.

“Walter has distinguished himself in the Kansas City legal community as an accomplished trial attorney,” Trina Le Riche, managing shareholder at Ogletree’s Kansas City office, said in a release. “He advocates tirelessly on behalf of his clients, and his approach to service mirrors that found in our Client Pledge. We are excited to welcome him to Ogletree Deakins.”

Brown spent the last four-and-a-half years at Seyferth Blumenthal. He also has worked at Gaddy Geiger & Brown PC, Rouse Hendricks German May PC and Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, which is now known as Stinson Leonard Street LLP.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Ogletree Deakins is one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms. It has 800 attorneys in 52 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada and Mexico. With 18 attorneys, Ogletree Deakin’s local office ranks No. 37 on the Kansas City Business Journal‘s Top Law Firms List.

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