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Posted by: Christy Gibson on Apr 9, 2014

Mrs. Akin is currently the Assistant General Counsel for Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., an International Labor and Employment law firm with offices in both Memphis and Nashville.  Prior to working at Ogletree, Mrs. Akin was an in house litigation attorney at a global Fortune 100 Company where she focused primarily on employment law.  Mrs. Akin is also a former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General where she focused on civil rights defense. 

Mrs. Akin has extensive litigation experience in federal and state courts throughout the United States.  She is a frequent speaker on litigation strategies, voire dire and best practices for corporate counsel. She has conducted training on corporate management and the law, labor relations issues, sexual harassment and other workplace related issues. 

Mrs. Akin received an AV peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was the Distinguished Service Award recipient from the Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division in 2008.  Mrs. Akin was selected into the Tennessee Leadership Law class in 2008 and she is the incoming chair of the Executive Counsel for the Litigation section of the Tennessee Bar Association.