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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



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
  • Workplace Safety Symposium 2022