Ogletree Deakins is pleased to announce Charles B. Baldwin was re-elected to the position of Managing Director. Baldwin is one of two Managing Directors. He also serves as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, responsible for the strategic direction and daily affairs of the firm. Baldwin has served in this role since 2014.
Before becoming a Managing Director, Baldwin held numerous leadership roles with Ogletree Deakins since joining the firm in 2000. He served on Ogletree Deakins’ Board of Directors since 2011 and was previously the Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Indianapolis office. Baldwin represents employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies throughout the country in all areas of employment law, with particular focus on wage and hour, trade secrets / noncompete, employee benefits, and employment discrimination matters. Baldwin also provides both organized and union-free employers with employment and labor law advice, and provides assistance with problem prevention. He frequently consults with and trains employees on positive employee relations and litigation avoidance.
An active member of the Indianapolis community, Baldwin is the immediate past-Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and was previously selected as an Indiana Chamber “Volunteer of the Year” for his work in the Indianapolis community. Baldwin is a Charter Member of the American Employment Law Council, as well as a member of the Eiteljorg Museum’s Advisory Council and the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers’ 7th Circuit Credentials Committee. Baldwin has also been recognized for leadership in legal innovation and legal project management by a number of prestigious publications and organizations, including the College of Law Practice Management, Association of Corporate Counsel, American Corporate Counsel Association, and the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA). He was singled out among his peers and clients for his professional accomplishments, including being elected as a Fellow in the prestigious College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and being listed as one of the top labor and employment lawyers in Indiana by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers magazine. Baldwin holds an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been named to the BTI Client Service All-Stars list.
Baldwin is an experienced writer and has authored a number of publications on labor and employment law. He served for many years as the Seventh Circuit Editor for the “Employment & Labor Relations Litigation Newsletter” of the ABA, was a contributing author for the first and second edition of “Model Jury Instructions: Employment Litigation,” published by the Litigation Section of the ABA, and co-authored Indiana Chamber publications including “Indiana Guide to Preventing Workplace Harassment,” “Interviewing Guide: Designed to Assist Indiana Employers with Hiring and Retaining Employees,” and “Managing Employees Leaves of Absence.”
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. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for eight consecutive years. In 2019, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law – Management category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 850 attorneys located in 53 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. www.ogletree.com
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Mary Lou Field