Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce Charles (Chuck) Baldwin, Managing Director for the firm, received The International Law Office’s 2018 Client Choice Award. Baldwin, who works in the firm’s Indianapolis office, is the exclusive winner of the Employment & Benefits category for Indiana.
Before become a Managing Director, Baldwin held numerous leadership roles with Ogletree Deakins since joining the firm in 2000. He has served on Ogletree Deakins’ Board of Directors since 2011 and was previously the Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Indianapolis office. Baldwin devotes his practice to representing employers in complex EEO litigation; labor arbitrations; and non-competition/trade secret disputes. Baldwin frequently consults with and trains employees on employment practices and policies, positive employee relations, and litigation avoidance.
An active member of the Indianapolis community, Baldwin serves as 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 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.”
Established in 2005, Client Choice recognizes those law firm partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The criteria for this recognition focuses on an ability to add real value to clients’ business above and beyond the other players in the market. Uniquely, law firm partners can be nominated only by corporate counsel.
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 seven consecutive years. In 2018, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Litigation – Labor & Employment category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 850 attorneys located in 52 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