Kelly S. Hughes

Ogletree Deakins
Hughes, Kelly S.

Kelly Hughes has spent her career advising and supporting private and public employers across multiple industries and in various forums. Kelly is a nationally-recognized authority on workplace flexibility and guides clients in creating and/or enhancing workplace flexibility tools in a manner that balances the business needs of the client with the various employment laws that may be implicated. She authored the legal chapters of the book Workflex: The Essential Guide to Effective and Flexible Workplaces as well as the Workflex and Employment Law Pocket Guide for SHRM’s When Work Works initiative. Kelly travels around the country delivering presentations on this and other cutting-edge topics, such as transgender rights in the workplace, to assist employers in creating an inclusive work environment for their employees.

Within Ogletree, Kelly is the co-chair of the Retail Industry Group, a member of the EEOC Litigation Practice Group and the Higher Education Group, the co-chair of the Business Resource Group ODFamily, a reduced hours advisor, and an ambassador to the Professional Development Committee.  She received her B.M. (cum laude) from Vanderbilt and J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Miami School of Law.