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William Rutchow

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.


William (“Bill”) Rutchow joined the firm in 1988.  After several years in the Greenville, South Carolina office, he moved to the Nashville office in 1995.  He is currently a Shareholder in the Nashville office. Bill currently concentrates his practice in three areas: Workplace Safety and Health, Unfair Competition/Trade Secrets, and Employment Litigation. Bill also has experience in commercial litigation, personal injury litigation, and NLRB proceedings.

Workplace Safety and Health - Bill has extensive experience in crisis management for clients involved in workplace accidents resulting in fatalities, injuries, and/or significant property damage. Bill represents clients in proceedings before OSHA, CSB and state OSHA plans.

Unfair Competition/Trade Secret Litigation - Bill has represented clients in unfair competition disputes including matters involving breach of contract, fraud, deceptive trade practices, violation of restrictive covenants and misappropriation of trade


HR Resources
Tennessee Human Resources Library—Online Only, Tennessee Human Resources Library , Tennessee 7-Day Free Trial,
Model Policies and Forms for Tennessee Employers, Tennessee Human Resources Manual
OSHA Hour: Face Coverings, Employee Screenings, and Recordkeeping—Assessing OSHA’s Latest COVID-19 Guidance, OSHA Hour: Covid-19 ETS Update, OSHA Hour: Recent Changes to COVID-19 Guidance and Their Impact on OSHA Enforcement