Litigation counsel inductee


Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that Jan Michelsen, a Fishers resident and shareholder in the firm’s Indianapolis office, has been formally inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America.

A veteran litigator with nearly 20 years of experience, Michelsen concentrates her practice in counseling and defending management in labor and employment law matters, including employment discrimination litigation, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charges and complaints, sexual harassment, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. She also counsels employers in the area of employment contract disputes, employee privacy issues, social media, electronic communications, wage and hour issues, wrongful discharge claims, and other state tort claims, such as defamation. Michelsen also has been involved in labor relations, union avoidance training and campaigns, arbitrations and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.

An experienced speaker, Michelsen regularly lectures on employment law topics to organizations including the Indiana State Bar Association, Indiana Chamber and Widener University School of Law. She earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from the Indiana University School of Law.

The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership.

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.


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