Labor and employment law firm Ogletree Deakins launched operations in Maine with an office in Portland that will be run by shareholder Byrne Decker.
Decker, who joined the firm from Pierce Atwood, brought two attorneys with him: Steven Silver, who joined Ogletree in Portland as an associate, and Scott Pomeroy, who joined Ogletree in Boston as a counsel.
Ogletree shareholder Dani Vanderzanden, who is based in Boston, will support the Portland office by handling labor and employment matters for clients in Maine, Decker told Bloomberg Law.
“My practice is primarily devoted to employee benefits litigation, most of which is governed by ERISA,” Decker said.
Matt Keen, Ogletree’s managing shareholder, told Bloomberg Law he expects the office will grow “in the near future.”
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