Olgetree Deakins Alumni Network


Since 1977, the success of Ogletree Deakins has been due to the hard work of our lawyers—past and present. We appreciate your contributions to the firm and have created the Ogletree Deakins Alumni Network to help in-house alumni stay connected to each other and the extended Ogletree Deakins community.

Through our alumni network, we hope you can connect with former colleagues, develop new relationships, share ideas, and stay in touch. 



Join the private LinkedIn group to connect directly with Ogletree Deakins alumni and current attorneys, and for up-to-date information on firm news, job opportunities, and breaking labor and employment legal developments.

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Do you have exciting news to share with your former Ogletree Deakins colleagues and other alumni? Questions about Ogletree Deakins seminars? Have a job opening to share?


The quarterly Ogletree Deakins Alumni Network newsletter offers information on your alumni peers, new laws and legislation, job opportunities, etc.

Ogletree Deakins Alumni Spotlight

Michelle Arendt

Michelle Arendt

Michelle Arendt spent seven years as an attorney in the Cleveland office of Ogletree Deakins, where she focused a large percentage of her practice on representing higher-education clients. Her move to Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in 2015 was a natural transition because she was outside...

Q&A with Michelle Arendt

Michelle Leetham

Michelle Leetham

When I reflect on how I landed in 2012 as General Counsel (GC) of Rodan & Fields, LLC (“R+F” or “Rodan + Fields”), a super-fast-growing, woman-owned skincare company founded by the doctors who created Proactiv, it often occurs to me that I have an unconventional...

Q&A with Michelle Leetham