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Employment Litigation & Counseling

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OUR PRACTICE

We have extensive experience representing both employers and employees in a wide range of employment disputes, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, whistleblower and non-compete/unfair competition disputes. Our attorneys have defended Fortune 100 companies in employment actions and represented employees in large-dollar whistleblower and sexual harassment matters. We have tried employment cases in federal and state court and before administrative tribunals.

In addition to employment litigation, we also provide proactive counseling on employment matters and conduct compliance training and employment related internal investigations. Our counseling and compliance services are aimed at avoiding litigation; however, if litigation ensues, we stand ready to litigate.

 
Recent Litigation:
  • Representing the court-appointed Special Master in relating to alleged illegal patronage hiring practices in the State of Illinois and providing counsel on efforts to reform the State’s personnel practices.

  • Defending investment management firm and its president in claims brought against them by former employee under the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act.

  • Defending seven trading professionals in non-compete and trade secret lawsuit brought by former employer.

  • Defending former executives in breach of employment contract claims brought against them by their former employer and winning dismissal.

  • Representing employee in constructive discharge and sexual harassment claims against former employer and negotiating successful settlement.

  • Representing terminated in-house counsel of large pharmaceutical company in whistleblower, retaliation and age discrimination claims and negotiating successful settlement.

Recent Counseling and Investigations:
  • Retained by multi-national technology company to provide ongoing advice and counseling related to restrictive covenant obligations for potential new hires.

  • Retained by multinational entertainment conglomerate to conduct internal investigations relating to allegations of harassment, discrimination and related matters.

  • Retained by large clearing corporation to conduct sensitive internal investigations relating to allegations of discrimination and retaliation.

  • Prepared Code of Conduct for government contractor and provided training to entire workforce.