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Ogletree Deakins • Birmingham, Alabama

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Ogletree Deakins
One Federal Place, Suite 1000
1819 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
phone 205-328-1900
fax  205-328-6000


Richard Carrigan has practiced labor and employment law on behalf of management in Alabama and Florida for more than 25 years. He has advised large and small employers, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and individuals on development of personnel policies, labor relations, affirmative action, compensation programs, employment testing, sexual harassment, and other issues affecting the employment relationship. He has extensive trial experience including class actions, allegations of practice and pattern discrimination, unfair labor practice charges, whistleblowing, and race, sex, disability, and age discrimination matters.He is chair of the Whistleblower Protection Subcommittee of the State Labor and Employment Law Developments Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, and he has served as Chairman of the Labor and Employment Section of the Alabama State Bar. Richard is also a member of the Labor and Employment Section of the Florida Bar.Richard graduated from Florida State University in 1970, received his MBA from Florida State University in 1971, and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1974. He has appeared on the Alabama Public Television show On the Record to discuss current labor issues, and has testified several times before the Alabama Legislature concerning labor legislation on behalf of the Business Counsel of Alabama.Class Action experience includes: EEOC v. Alabama Power Company (race and gender pattern and practice case, litigated for 40 days, settled, compliance accomplished, decree dissolved). Fair v. SEGCO (race class action, compliance, reporting, and dissolution of decree).  Stewart v. Digital Equipment Corporation (Gender/equal pay action, class/collective action status denied)., Wood v. Alabama Power Company (Gender promotion class action, class certified, negotiated consent decree, compliance). Patterson v. Stone & Webster Engineering (FLSA purported collective action, class/collective action status denied). Fields v. Southern Company Services, Inc. (race class claims regarding pay and promotion, class certification denied)., Wilson v. ArvinMeritor, Inc. (purported class action involving employment torts, remanded from federal court, pending in state court).


  • College: B.A., Florida State University, 1970
  • Law School: J.D., Harvard Law School, 1974
  • Other: M.B.A., Florida State University, 1971

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State of Alabama, State of Florida, United States Supreme Court, United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, United States District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
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