Douglas Farmer, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins, PC

Douglas A Farmer is a shareholder in the San Francisco office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, one of the nation's largest management side labor and employment law firms. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School, and his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, where he graduated magna cum laude. For more than 25 years he has been a practicing employment lawyer in California where he provides strategic advice to human resources executives and business owners, many of whom are HR West members.

Over the past five years, he has been a highly rated presenter on employment law developments for HR West audiences (Averaging 4.7- 5.0 audience ratings). He is the author of the book, California Employment Law: The Complete Survival Guide to Doing Business in California, a 1500-page practical guide for Human Resources managers now in use by Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States. Recently, he was one of eight California lawyers elected by his peers as a Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, and has been recognized as a "Super Lawyer," a recognition based on peer reviews and professional achievement limited to five percent of all California lawyers.

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