Rising Star: Ogletree Deakins' Nikki Hininger Howell

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 3:43 PM EDT) -- Nikki Hininger Howell's success in defending employers like Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. and Amsted Rail Co. Inc. in discrimination and retaliation cases has led to her being named managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC's Kansas City office, making her one of Law360's five employment rising stars under 40.

At the age of 34, Howell was promoted in January from associate to managing shareholder for the office. Ogletree Deakins shareholder Donald Prophete, who hired Howell when she joined the firm, said that she...
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