Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

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  • Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.
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  • Duane Morris LLP
    190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3700
    Chicago, IL 60603-3433
    USA

Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., chair of Duane Morris’ Workplace Class Action group, has nearly four decades’ experience of practicing law and has defended some of the most significant bet-the-company cases ever filed against corporate America. Mr. Maatman has represented companies, executive teams and boards across the country in class action litigation, ranging in size from thousands to hundreds of thousands of claims by employees. Among his accomplishments, he defended and defeated the largest systemic enforcement action ever brought in the history of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the first Attorney General prosecution of a Wall Street company for workplace discrimination and harassment, and the largest wage & hour class and collective actions ever brought in Florida and New York. While he is known to be a fierce litigator, he also helps his clients anticipate large-scale litigations risks before they happen to prevent issues that could turn into litigation. Mr. Maatman pioneered the process of conducting employment-practices audits to assist employers in structuring effective and practical personnel policies and protocols. Profiled in The Wall Street Journal, these audits are designed to minimize the incidence of employment-related class action litigation and to maximize management discretion and workplace productivity. He has served as a legal commentator on PBS, NPR, MSNBC, CNBC and U.S. talk radio, and his comments have appeared in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Business Insurance, USA Today, Fortune and Forbes.

Mr. Maatman also writes and lectures extensively on class action and employment litigation topics. He has authored six books on employment law topics and has spoken to employer groups throughout the United States, as well as in Asia, Europe, Canada and Mexico. Mr. Maatman is the author and editor of a widely circulated, highly regarded industry class action report, published yearly since 2003. The report, called by EPLiC Magazine "the bible on class actions that no corporate counsel should do without," is widely praised for its sharp analysis backed by comprehensive research, helps corporate employers navigate an increasingly volatile class action landscape. Mr. Maatman is recognized regularly by legal publications for his excellent work on behalf of clients. He is a 2021 Law360 MVP for Employment Law, which is his sixth such honor from Law360 since 2013. Winners of this accolade have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing impressive successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals. Overall, Mr. Maatman has received more Law360 MVP awards than any other attorney in the United States.

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business selected Mr. Maatman as one of the nation’s leading class action defense lawyers in its 2006 to 2023 rankings of U.S. lawyers. In its rankings, Chambers stated that “Maatman is absolutely phenomenal” and is “one of the top class action minds in the country.”

In nine of the last 11 years, BTI Consulting selected Mr. Maatman as one of the top attorneys in the Unites States in terms of client service and by distinguishing him as a Client Service All-Star. In 2014, American Lawyer selected him as “Litigator of the Week” relative to his back-to-back victories in EEOC v. Sterling and EEOC v. Kaplan, the two biggest pattern or practice lawsuits brought by the Commission in the last 10 years. In 2021, Mr. Maatman was inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame in recognition of his continued excellence in representing clients in class actions.

Mr. Maatman is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law (J.D. 1981) and Washington and Lee University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1978). He has served as an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern for more than 30 years.

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • New York
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Court of Appeals of the State of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Activities

  • Fellow of the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Law360 Employment Editorial Board
  • Adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law (has taught trial practice there for more than 30 years)

Honors and Awards

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer, 2024
  • Selected for Crain’s Chicago 2023 Notable Litigators & Trial Attorneys
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2014, 2016-2023

  • Listed in Chambers Global, 2018-2024

  • Listed in The Legal 500, 2011-2021

  • Selected as an Employment MVP (US), Law360, 2013-2014; 2018, 2021

  • Named a BTI Client Service All-Star Attorney, 2012-2015, 2020

Media Hits

  • Interviewed and quoted, “3 Factors That May Underlie EEOC Color Bias Charge Spike,” Law360 Employment Authority, May 30, 2024 (regarding key trends analyzed in discrimination charges filed with the EEOC).

  • Interviewed and quoted, “Summary of Key Trends in Employment Practices Class Action Litigation 2023,” IRMI EPLiC Magazine, May 21, 2024 (review of key class actions trends analyzed in the Duane Morris Class Action Review – 2024).

  • Interviewed and quoted, “EEOC Charges Show Workers' Quick Grasp Of Pregnancy Law,” Law360 Employment Authority, May 17, 2024 (regarding the EEOC’s enforcement activity under the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act). 

  • Interviewed and quoted, “Worker Updates Boot-Up Suit After Judge Axes State Claims,” Law360, May 15, 2024 (regarding developments in wage & hour class action suit involving call center workers).

  • Interviewed and quoted, “5 Benefits Appellate Arguments To Watch In May,” Law360, May 1, 2024 (regarding key Sixth Circuit decision involving arbitration of an ERISA class action).

  • Interviewed and quoted, “LGBTQ+ Protections in New EEOC Guidance Face Legal Headwinds,” Bloomberg Law, (regarding a proposed update from the EEOC on harassment in the workplace), October 20, 2023 

  • Interviewed and quoted, “'The EEOC Is Busy': Class Action Employment Lawyers Warn HR,” Human Resources Director Magazine, (regarding key trends in EEOC litigation and strategy in fiscal year 2023), October 19, 2023

  • Interviewed and quoted, “EEOC Issues New Long-Awaited Guidance On Harassment,” International Employment Lawyer (regarding proposed updates from the EEOC on harassment in the workplace), October 4, 2023

  • Quoted, "Lessons for HR after McDonald's no-poach court decision," Human Resources Director, September 18, 2023
  • Quoted, "Retirement Plan Lawsuit Makes 'Mega-Class-Action' Status," Human Resources Director, August 31, 2023
  • Quoted, "When Should Employees be Paid for Their Safety Gear?" Human Resources Director, August 27, 2023
  • Quoted, "Circuit Split Brings New Flashpoints In FLSA Cases," Law360, August 22, 2023
  • Quoted, "EEOC Deal In AI Suit May Be Tip Of Enforcement Iceberg," Law360, August 11, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “US Employers Face Surge in Class Actions and Civil Rights Enforcement,” International Employment Lawyer, (regarding class action trends in the United States in 2023), August 10, 2023

  • Interview and quoted, "9th Circ. ERISA Fee Ruling May Spur High Court Intervention," Law360, August 9, 2023
  • Quoted, "Union Organizing Still Booming, But Growth Rate Slows," Corporate Counsel, August 2, 2023
  • Interviewed and Quoted, "Illinois Supreme Court Refuses to Reconsider Divided BIPA Ruling," Business Insurance, July 20, 2023
  • Speech, “Class Action Defense and Pre-Certification Motions for Summary Judgment: Minimizing the Likelihood of Class Certification” in a webinar sponsored by Strafford Publications, in Chicago, IL. July 20, 2023

  • Interviewed and quoted, “Biggest Illinois Decisions Of 2023: A Midyear Report” Law360, (regarding key developments in BIPA class action litigation in 2023). July 19, 2023

  • Guest appearance, The CDGA Golf Show ESPN, (regarding the U.S. Senate hearings on the PGA / LIV Golf relationship). July 15, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “The Economic Stakes in the Hollywood Shutdown” The New York Times, (regarding legal developments in the new relationship between PGA and LIV golf). July 14, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “The PGA Tour and LIV Golf Don’t Actually Have A Deal Yet” Quartz, (regarding legal developments in the new relationship between PGA and LIV golf). July 14, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Pressured by U.S., PGA Tour and Saudi Fund Drop Key Part of Golf Deal” New York Times, (regarding developments in the new relationship between PGA and LIV golf). July 13, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Illinois Federal Judge Throws Employers Lifeline In BIPA Claims” International Employment Lawyer, (regarding recent developments in first federal court jury trial in a class action brought under the Illinois BIPA). July 6, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Legion of Lawsuits Against Amazon Highlights Tech's Exposure, Say Experts” ALM Law.com, (regarding litigation trends seen in recent filings against tech companies). June 15, 2023
  • Guest appearance, “Ep. 36: Potential Antitrust Implications of PGA/LIV “Merger”” The SERMAPod, (regarding the potential antitrust implications of the new relationship between PGA and LIV Golf). June 15, 2023
  • Guest appearance, “Gerald Maatman: Flipping The Switch To Become A Good Business Developer,” Be That Lawyer Podcast with Steve Fretzin, June 12, 2023
  • Guest appearance, Last Call CNBC, (regarding the new relationship between PGA and LIV Golf). June 7, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Millennial Money: Should I Join A Class-Action Lawsuit?” The Washington Post,  (regarding class action opt-ins), May 9, 2023

  • Interviewed and quoted, “3 Takeaways From The EEOC’s Latest Performance Report” Law360 Employment Authority, (regarding the EEOC’s annual performance report), March 14, 2023 

  • Interviewed and quoted, “Supreme Court Finds High-Earning, Day-Rate Workers Can Get Overtime Under Fair Labor Standards Act” Wolters Kluwer VitalLaw, (regarding a highly anticipated ruling on the FLSA), March 8, 2023

  • Interviewed and quoted, “Biometric-Privacy Rulings In Illinois Expand Potential Liability For Tech Firms” Wall Street Journal, (regarding litigation trends and developments under the Illinois BIPA following two highly-anticipated Illinois Supreme Court rulings). February 27, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Companies Face Growing Liability From Illinois Biometric Privacy Law” Factiva Dow Jones Institutional News, (regarding litigation trends and developments under the Illinois BIPA following two highly-anticipated Illinois Supreme Court rulings). February 27, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Grifols Pays $16 Million To Its U.S. Donors To Drop Class Action Lawsuit” Content Engine Noticias Financieras English, (regarding analysis of a consumer privacy class action settlement under the Illinois BIPA brought by blood donors). February 20, 2023
  • Speech, “EPL Trends Coast To Coast,” in a program for the 2023 PLUS Employment Practices Liability Symposium, in New York, NY. February 13, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal Of BIPA Class Action Lawsuit” Westlaw Journal Class Action, (regarding implications for employers following Illinois Appellate Court affirmation of dismissal in an Illinois BIPA class action). February 8, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Wells Fargo Deal Would Prolong FLSA Notice Issue In 3rd Circ.” Law360 Employment Authority, (regarding the implications of a potential ruling on whether workers covered by arbitration agreements are entitled to receive court-authorized notice of wage and hour collective actions). February 6, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Why US Companies Should Brace For A Surge In Class Action Lawsuits In 2023” International Employment Lawyer, (regarding class action litigation trends analyzed in 2022 and predictions for 2023). February 2, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Class Action Lawsuits Against Employers Grow” SHRM, (regarding the key trends in class action litigation analyzed in 2022). January 27, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Staffing Agency Use of ‘Contractors’ Opens Nursing Home Clients to New Risks” McKnights Long-Term Care News, (regarding independent contractor misclassification-related litigation in the long term care industry). January 20, 2023
  • Speech, “Wiretapping Laws and Class Action Litigation,” in a webinar sponsored by the Federal Bar Association, in Chicago, IL. January 20, 2023
  • Author of “Illinois Appellate Court affirms dismissal of BIPA class action lawsuit” Thomson Reuters Westlaw Today, (regarding the dismissal of a biometric privacy class action lawsuit and the implications for employers of facial recognition technology under the Illinois BIPA). January 20, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Duane Morris: 2022 Was a Banner Year for Class Action Settlements” Claims Journal, (regarding the key trends in class action litigation analyzed in 2022). January 18, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Duane Morris report: Huge settlements, continued ‘innovation’ from plaintiffs’ lawyers will drive class action lawsuits in 2023” Advisen Front Page News, (regarding the key trends in class action litigation analyzed in 2022). January 12, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Class Action Lawsuit Settlements Reached Record Amounts in 2022: Report” AboutLawsuits.com, (regarding the key trends in class action litigation analyzed in the 2023 Duane Morris Class Action Review). January 10, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Workplace Class Settlement Values, Certifications Soared in 2022” Bloomberg Law Daily Labor Report, (regarding the key trends in class action litigation analyzed in the 2023 Duane Morris Class Action Review). January 9, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “2022 class action lawsuits set new records, exceed $63 billion in settlements” Top Class Actions, (regarding the key trends in class action litigation analyzed in the 2023 Duane Morris Class Action Review). January 9, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Duane Morris report: Huge settlements, continued ‘innovation’ from plaintiffs’ lawyers will drive class action lawsuits in 2023” Cook County Record, (regarding the key trends in class action litigation analyzed in the 2023 Duane Morris Class Action Review). Jan. 9, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Workplace Class Settlement Values, Certifications Soared in 2022” Bloomberg Law, (regarding the key trends in class action litigation analyzed in the 2023 Duane Morris Class Action Review). January 6, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Duane Morris Report Highlights Record Year for Class Action Settlements” Litigation Finance Journal, (regarding the key trends in class action litigation analyzed in the 2023 Duane Morris Class Action Review). January 5, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Legal Departments’ Class Action Risks Poised to Escalate in 2023: The Morning Minute” Law.com, (regarding the key trends in class action litigation analyzed in the 2023 Duane Morris Class Action Review). January 5, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Class Action Lawsuits Set New Billion Dollar Settlement Records In 2022” Claims Pages, (regarding the key trends in class action litigation analyzed in the 2023 Duane Morris Class Action Review). January 5, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Workplace Bias Class Settlements Spike In 2022, Report Says” Law360, (regarding the key trends in class action litigation analyzed in the 2023 Duane Morris Class Action Review). January 4, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Legal Departments’ Class Action Risks Poised to Escalate in 2023” Corporate Counsel, (regarding the key trends in class action litigation analyzed in the 2023 Duane Morris Class Action Review). January 4, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Class Action Lawsuits Set New Billion Dollar Settlement Records In 2022: Report” Forbes, (regarding the key trends in class action litigation analyzed in the 2023 Duane Morris Class Action Review). January 4, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Hospitality Cases To Watch In 2023” Law360, (regarding labor issues weighing on the hospitality sector in an analysis of industry cases to watch in 2023). January 2, 2023
  • Interviewed and quoted, “'You've Got to Worry': Legal Departments Struggle to Sidestep EEOC Retaliation Claims,” Corporate Counsel, (regarding the EEOC’s focus on pursuing enforcement lawsuits against employers alleging retaliation claims). November 21, 2022
  • Quoted, "'You've Got to Worry': Legal Departments Struggle to Sidestep EEOC Retaliation Claims," Corporate Counsel, November 21, 2022
  • Speech, “Understanding the EEOC Strategic Plan,” in a webinar sponsored by LawPracticeCLE, in Chicago, IL. November 16, 2022
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Biometric privacy award sparks reactions in insurance market,” Business Insurance, (regarding the $228 million jury verdict in first-of-its-kind Illinois BIPA class action). November 1, 2022
  • Interviewed and quoted, “Grifols faces a million-dollar lawsuit from 54,000 donors in the U.S.” El Economista, (regarding a biometric information privacy class action lawsuit filed against a plasma derivatives firm by blood donors). October 22, 2022
  • Speech, “Rule 23(c)(4) Issue Certification: Reconciling the Conflict With Rule 23(b)(3)’s Predominance Requirement,” in a webinar sponsored by Strafford Publications in Chicago, IL. October 6, 2022
  • Quoted, "4 Questions After Judge Nixes EEOC Bostock Guidance," Law360 Employment Authority, October 5, 2022
  • Quoted, "PGA Tour Wins Round One," Global Golf Post, August 9, 2022

  • Guest appearance on Squawk Box CNBC, (regarding the antitrust lawsuit against PGA Tour brought by LIV golfers) August 4, 2022
  • Quoted, "PGA Tour confident in authority to ban players amid LIV lawsuit," Sports Business Journal, August 4, 2022

  • Interviewed, "PGA Tour’s defenses will likely prevail against LIV golfers, says antitrust attorney," CNBC, August 4, 2022

  • Quoted, "A top antitrust lawyer lays out how golf’s fierce battle pitting PGA vs. LIV is likely to play out in court," Fortune, June 19, 2022

  • Quoted, "Inside Saudi-backed LIV’s plan to upend the economics of golf and use huge player salaries as a weapon against the PGA," Fortune, June 18, 2022

  • Quoted, "SCOTUS: Airline ramp workers exempt from arbitration mandates, more class actions vs transportation employers inbound?" Cook County Record, June 6, 2022

  • Quoted, "Regulators target disability bias risks in AI tools," Business Insurance, May 24, 2022

  • Quoted, "Justices’ Christian Flag Ruling May Signal Praying Coach Win," Law360 Employment Authority, May 2, 2022

  • Referenced, "More Companies Dive Into Pooled Employer Plans," Plan Sponsor, April 27, 2022

  • Referenced, "Sedgwick: Attorneys Involved in Claims Sooner and More Often," Claims Journal, April 13, 2022

  • Quoted, "3 Highlights From EEOC Pick Kalpana Kotagal's Track Record," Law360 Employment Authority, April 6, 2022

  • Referenced, "Steps to Keep Your Retirement Plan from Being Sued," SHRM, March 29, 2022

  • Quoted, "Court puts Trump independent contractor rule back in place," FreightWaves, March 21, 2022

  • Referenced, "In-house legal departments expecting labor and employment disputes to drive surge in class actions," The Indiana Lawyer, March 16, 2022

  • Quoted, "EEOC Budget Could See $15.5M Boost From Spending Bill," Law360 Employment Authority, March 10, 2022

  • Quoted, "Hard time fighting back: Employers seek defenses vs rising biometrics class actions, emboldened settlement demands," Cook County Record, February 22, 2022

  • Interviewed, "The CandEs Shop Talk with Chris DeGroff, Matt Gagnon, and Jerry Maatman," The Talent Board podcast, February 15, 2022

  • Featured, "Class Action Settlements Reached Record High Last Year," Top Class Actions, February 11, 2022

  • Referenced, "Can blockchain boost the carbon credits market?" Financial Times, February 8, 2022

  • Featured, "Seyfarth Shaw Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report for 2022," Employment Practices Liability Consultant Magazine, February 4, 2022

  • Featured, "Rise in workplace class-action litigation looms," Business Insurance, February 1, 2022

  • Featured, "'More Aggressive' EEOC Likely to Sue More Employers in 2022," Corporate Counsel, January 28, 2022

  • Featured, "Supreme Court Ruling Puts 401(k) Fiduciaries on Guard," SHRM, January 28, 2022

  • Referenced, "Takeaways from Our Conversation on EPL Challenges in Cannabis," Insurance Journal, January 26, 2022

  • Featured, "The 10 biggest ERISA class action settlements of 2021," Benefits Pro, January 25, 2022

  • Featured, "Rise in workplace class-action litigation looms: Experts," Business Insurance, January 25, 2022

  • Referenced, "Employment Authority: DOL Wage Actions, A Stronger EEOC," Law360, January 14, 2022

  • Featured, "Workplace Class Action Payouts Unexpectedly Grew During Pandemic in 2021," Insurance Journal, January 14, 2022

  • Featured, "Why workplace lawsuit settlements totaled billions of dollars last year -- and 2022 could be even worse," Benefits Pro, January 13, 2022

  • Featured, "EEOC Expected To 'Flex Its Muscles' In 2022," Law360 Employment Authority, January 12, 2022

  • Featured, "REPORTS—Seyfarth annual report maps out EEOC-initiated litigation to help employers navigate regulatory environment," Wolters Kluwer Labor & Employment Law Daily, January 12, 2022

  • Featured, "Workplace Class Action Settlement Costs Reached Record $3.6B in 2021, Law Firm Says," Claims Journal, January 12, 2022

  • Quoted, "40 May Not Be the Magic Number to Certify a Wage Class," Law360 Employment Authority, January 11, 2022

  • Featured, "Why Workplace Class Actions Keep Settling for Eye-Popping Numbers," Am Law Litigation Daily, January 11, 2022

  • Featured, "Wage and hour litigation remains a sweet spot for US class actions," International Employment Lawyer, January 11, 2022

  • Featured, "Workplace Class Action Report: 2021 Sees Highest Settlement Numbers," Trade & Industry Development, January 10, 2022

  • Featured, "Workplace Class Action Settlements Hit Record $3.6B in 2021," Corporate Counsel, January 7, 2022

  • Referenced, "Employment Authority: Biggest Cases To Watch This Year," Law360, January 7, 2022

  • Referenced, "As omicron surges, businesses concerned over liability issues," Fox Business, January 5, 2022

  • Featured, "Workplace class-action settlements set mark in 2021," Business Insurance, January 4, 2022

  • Featured, "Workplace Class Action Settlements Set New Record In 2021: Report," Forbes, January 4, 2022

  • Featured, "Employment Class Settlements Soared In 2021, Report Says," Law360 Employment Authority, January 4, 2022

  • Featured, "Workplace class action settlements reach all time high in 2021," Unleash, January 4, 2022

  • Interviewed, "Un-Billable Hour," Legal Talk Network Podcast, December 28, 2021

  • Referenced, "Top Arbitration Developments Of 2021," Law360 Employment Authority, December 22, 2021

  • Quoted, "EEOC's AI Bias Crackdown Hints At Class Action Risk," Law360 Employment Authority, November 24, 2021

  • Quoted, "Employers face tough call on vaccine exemptions," Business Insurance, November 16, 2021

  • Quoted, "EEOC's Recovery Dip May Belie Enforcement Uptick To Come," Law360 Employment Authority, November 16, 2021

  • Quoted, "American Trucking Associations among plaintiffs in vaccine mandate lawsuit," Freight Waves, November 10, 2021

  • Quoted, "3 Ideas Critical To Wage And Hour Class Settlements," Law360 Employment Authority, October 13, 2021

  • Quoted, "Willful FLSA Violations Get Renewed Focus With DOL Rule," Law360 Employment Authority, October 8, 2021

  • Quoted, "Attorneys predict busy year for EEOC enforcement," HR Dive, October 5, 2021

  • Quoted, "EEOC back to being a ‘litigation engine’ after slow 2020," Business Insurance, October 1, 2021

  • Quoted, "4 Employment Cases The Justices Could Take Up Next Term," Law360 Employment Authority, September 27, 2021

  • Referenced, "Don’t Make These 4 Wage and Hour Mistakes," SHRM, September 12, 2021

  • Quoted, "Taking the Shot: As COVID vax mandate momentum builds, employers risk lawsuits, labor shortage," Cook County Record, September 2, 2021

  • Quoted, "DOL strikes down Trump-era joint employer rule," Business Insurance, July 30, 2021

  • Quoted, "5 Major Wage and Hour Rulings So Far in 2021," Law360 Employment Authority, July 1, 2021

  • Quoted, "Dukes At 10: A Mixed Wage And Hour Legacy," Law360 Employment Authority, June 15, 2021

  • Referenced, "Black advisor’s fight for ‘dignity’ could help foster industrywide change," Financial Planning, May 12, 2021

  • Quoted, "Labor secretary statement on independent contractors a preview of policy shifts," FreightWaves, May 3, 2021

  • Quoted, "'Stark' Facts Make Praying Coach's High Court Bid A Hail Mary," Law360 Employment Authority, March 18, 2021

  • Quoted, "7th Circuit won't stay remand in BIPA class action, offering road map to state court," Reuters, March 10, 2021

  • Quoted, "Employers paid $439M to resolve EEOC discrimination claims in 2020," HR Dive, March 8, 2021

  • Quoted, "Lawsuit against LTL carrier Estes may foreshadow avalanche of COVID litigation," FreightWaves, December 8, 2020

  • Quoted, "EEOC Guidance May Help Employers Fight Bias Cases," Law360, November 18, 2020

  • Referenced, "EEOC ends fiscal year 'with a whimper,' Seyfarth analysis says," HR Drive, October 9, 2020

  • Referenced, "EEOC's Muted Year End Focuses On Pregnancy, Harassment," Law360, October 2, 2020

  • Quoted, "Justices May Take New Shot At Balancing Religion And Bias," Law360, September 25, 2020

  • Referenced, "Senate confirms 3 commissioners, maintaining EEOC's right-leaning quorum," HR Drive, September 25, 2020

  • Quoted, "Justice Ginsburg leaves a ‘nuanced’ court legacy," Business Insurance, September 22, 2020

  • Interviewed, "COVID will have lasting effects on employment litigation," American Shipper, September 17, 2020

  • Quoted, "The Next COVID-19 Employment Litigation Hotbeds," Law360, September 16, 2020

  • Quoted, "Employment Suits To Watch 6 Months Into The Pandemic," Law360, September 4, 2020

  • Quoted, "EEOC expands mediation, conciliation to increase voluntary charge resolutions," HR Drive, July 13, 2020

  • Quoted, "Want Workers To Sign COVID-19 Waivers? Don't Go There," Law360, July 1, 2020

  • Quoted, "Supreme Court decision expands civil rights to LGBT people, poses new lawsuit risk to employers, religious orgs," Cook County Record, June 18, 2020

  • Interviewed and quoted, “Timing critical in using 'tender' offers to thwart would-be class actions, attorneys say,” Cook County Record, Mar 6, 2020

Selected Publications

  • Author, “Keeping Up With Class Actions: A New Era Of Higher Stakes,” Law360, May 9, 2024 (regarding developments in class action settlements in 2024).

  • Author, “Artificial Intelligence Litigation Risks in the Employment Discrimination Context,” Journal of Emerging Issues in Litigation, Spring 2024, Vol. 4. No. 2.

  • Co-Author, “Artificial Intelligence Litigation Risks in the Employment Discrimination Context,” Journal of Emerging Issues in Litigation, Spring 2024
  • Co-author, "Texas Federal Court Finds Department of Labor Tip Credit Rule Still in Effect… At Least for the Time Being," Employee Plan Benefit Review, September, 2023
  • Co-author, "U.S. Department of Labor’s Final Tip Credit Rule Is Planted on Shaky Ground by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit," Employee Benefit Plan Review, July/August 2023
  • Co-author, "9th Circ. Expands TCPA Standing, Narrowing Defenses," Law360, July 20, 2023
  • Co-author, "Texas Federal Court Finds Department of Labor Tip Credit Rule Still in Effect… At Least for the Time Being," Duane Morris Alert, July 10, 2023
  • Co-author, "Fifth Circuit Plants U.S. Department of Labor's Final Tip Credit Rule on Shaky Ground," Duane Morris Alert, May 1, 2023
  • Co-author, "Supreme Court Finds High-Earning, Day-Rate Workers Can Get Overtime Under Fair Labor Standards Act," Duane Morris Alert, February 28, 2023
  • Author, “Illinois Appellate Court affirms dismissal of BIPA class action lawsuitThomson Reuters Westlaw Today, Jan. 20, 2023 (regarding the dismissal of a biometric privacy class action lawsuit and the implications for employers of facial recognition technology under the Illinois BIPA).
  • Author, “LIV vs. PGA Tour: How will it end?Global Golf Post, Jan. 16, 2023 (analysis of the antitrust legal tangle involving PGA Tour and LIV Golf leading up to the trial set for January of 2024).

  • Co-author, "Recent BIPA Cases Highlight Data Risks Of High-Tech Fashion," Law360, December 22, 2022
  • Co-author, "Website Tracking Brings Class Action Risks For Companies," Law360, October 27, 2022
  • Author, "What’s Next After LIV’s Legal Setback?" Global Golf Post, August 15, 2022

  • Co-Author, “A Tax Season Cautionary Tale,” HR.com, May 30, 2022

  • Co-Author, "The EEOC overlooks pleading defects in seeking TRO, resulting in denial by Nebraska federal court," Labor & Employment Law Daily, May 9, 2022

  • Co-Author, "What Workplace Class Settlement Trends Mean For 2022," Law360, January 20, 2022

  • Co-Author, "The Top Five Most Intriguing Developments In EEOC-Initiated Litigation In 2021, And Our Annual EEOC Enforcement Report)," Wolters Kluwer’s Labor and Employment Law Daily, January 13, 2022

  • Co-Author, "EEOC Enforcement Activity Spike Points To A Busy 2022," Law360 Employment Authority, October 27, 2021

  • Co-Author, "California Court Denies Class Certification In Reverse Discrimination Case Brought By Job Candidates," Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, April 2, 2021

  • Co-Author, "Required Read For All Employers: The EEOC Issues Guidance On The Interplay Of Workplace Bias Laws And COVID-19 Vaccinations," Legal Update, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, December 16, 2020

  • Co-Author, "6 Class Action Shifts Employers Can Expect Under Biden," Law360, November 9, 2020

  • Co-Author, "Six Workplace Class Action Trends That Employers Should Anticipate With A Biden White House," Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, November 8, 2020

  • Co-Author, "EEOC Update: The Commission Holds Public Meeting On Cooperation Between EEOC, DOJ, And DOL," Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, November 2, 2020

  • Co-Author, "California Federal Court Provides Insight On The Viability Of Class Waivers In The Era Of COVID-19," Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, October 27, 2020

  • Co-Author, "EEOC Update: The Commission Finally Releases Its Proposed Amendments For Its Conciliation Process," Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, October 8, 2020

  • Co-Author, "EEOC Fiscal Year 2020 Fizzle? The EEOC’s Year Comes To A Surprisingly Quiet Close," EEOC Year-End Countdown Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, September 30, 2020

  • Co-Author, "The Eleventh Circuit Deals A Significant Blow To Class Action Suits By Eliminating Incentive Awards For Plaintiffs," Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, September 21, 2020

  • Co-Author, "EEOC Update: The Commission Offers Updated COVID-19 Guidance To Address Additional ADA Considerations," Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, September 9, 2020

  • Co-Author, "EEOC Update: The Commission Issues A Rare Opinion Letter Interpreting Requirements For Pattern Or Practice Claims," Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, September 3, 2020

  • Co-Author, "The Seventh Circuit Provides District Courts Ammunition To Deal With 'Objector Blackmail' In Proposed Class Settlements," Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, August 20, 2020

  • Co-Author, "EEOC Update: The Commission Holds Public Meeting On Proposed Amendments To Conciliation Process," Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, August 18, 2020

  • Co-Author, "Federal Court Finds That It Lacks Jurisdiction To Enjoin Employer From Retaliating Against Putative Class Members," Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, August 10, 2020

  • Co-Author, "The Southern District Of New York Vastly Expands Employee Paid Leave Due To COVID-19," Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, August 9, 2020

  • Co-Author, "EEOC Update: The Commission Resumes Issuance of Charge Closure Documents," Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, August 3, 2020

  • Co-Author, "Universities Prevail On Technicality In First Ruling Testing Viability Of COVID-19 Room And Board Refund Class Actions," Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, August 3, 2020

  • Co-Author, "The U.S. Library Of Congress Selects The Workplace Class Action Blog For Inclusion In Its Archives," Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, July 16, 2020

     

  • Co-Author, "The U.S. Supreme Court Broadens The TCPA Class Action Trap For Unwary Businesses," Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, July 8, 2020

  • Co-Author, "EEOC Update: The Commission Announces Two New Pilot Programs For Conciliation And Mediation Processes," Employment Law Lookout Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, July 7, 2020

  • Co-Author, "Illinois Federal Court Sends Privacy Class Action Against Shutterfly To Arbitration," Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, May 21, 2020

  • Co-Author, "Class Notice Interference On The Defense: Court Penalizes Defendants And Attorney," Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, April 22, 2020

  • Co-Author, "Ohio Joins States Ordering Residents To Stay At Home," Legal Update, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, March 22, 2020

  • Co-Author, "Copy-Cat Class Actions Meet Copy-Cat Legislation: Illinois’ BIPA Spurs New Biometric Privacy Legislation Across The Nation," Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, July 11, 2019

  • Co-Author, "U.S. District Court Denies Motion For Class Certification In Wage Suppression Antitrust Case," Management Alert, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, January 31, 2019

  • Co-Author, "Healthcare Employers Beware: DOJ Announces Criminal Investigation of Healthcare Human Resources Practices in the Midst of the Ongoing Nursing Shortage," Management Alert, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, May 29, 2018

  • Co-Author, "Franchise “No-Hire” Agreement Class Actions And The Single Enterprise Defense," Management Alert, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, April 17, 2018

  • Co-Author, "DOJ Announces First Of A Number Of Anticipated No-Poach Enforcement Actions – What Should Employers Do Now?," One Minute Memo, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, April 12, 2018

  • Co-Author, “Spokeo v. Robins: The U.S. Supreme Court Finds Concrete Injury Is Required Under Article III But Remands Back To the Ninth Circuit,” Management Alert, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, May 16, 2016

  • Co-Author, "7th Circ. Again Limits Dukes, This Time In Teacher Case," Law360, August 24, 2015

  • Co-Author, "Supreme Court Victory for Employers in Mach Mining v. EEOC," Employee Relations Law Journal, September 1, 2015

  • Co-Author, "Supreme Court Victory for Employers Today In Mach Mining v. EEOC," One Minute Memo, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, April 29, 2015

  • Co-Author, “A Better Recipe for Analyzing Tip Credit Regulations,” Law360, February 2, 2015

  • Co-Author, "Contention Over EEOC Conciliation Continues," Law360, August 22, 2014

  • Co-Author, “Compliance: Religious discrimination — It’s on the EEOC’s radar,” Inside Counsel, November 13, 2013

  • "Guidance for Employers Considering Mandatory Arbitration Agreements With Class And Collective Action Waivers," Strategies and Insights Alert, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, July 3, 2013

  • Co-Author, “Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Comcast v. Behrend,” One Minute Memo, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, November 5, 2012)

  • Co-Author, “Second Circuit Decision Underscores Risk Of Aggressive Settlement Class Notice Programs,” One Minute Memo, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, August 22, 2012

  • "EPLI Risk-Management Survival Guide,” National Underwriter, December 5, 2011

  • “Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes: Clarification of Rule 23 Standards,” Westlaw Journal Expert Commentary Series, Fall 2011

  • “Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes: U.S. Supreme Court’s Clarification Of Rule 23 Standards Means A Win For Employers Facing Class Actions,” 12 BNA Class Action Litigation Report, July 8, 2011

  • "Lessons From 2010 Workplace Class Actions," 12 BNA Class Action Litigation Report 83, January 28, 2011

  • “Dukes v. Wal-Mart Part III - What Employers Need To Know About The Future Of Class Actions Based On The En Banc Ruling,” 11 BNA Class Action Litigation Report 485, May 28, 2010

  • "New EPL- Related Laws Cover the Gamut,” National Underwriter Property & Casualty, October 2007

  • “Managing Workplace Problems With An Employment Practices Compliance Program,” The National Club Association's Club Director, February/March 2007

  • “Significant Federal Employment Discrimination Class Action And EEOC Pattern Or Practice Rulings,” CCH Labor Law Journal, Spring 2007

  • "New Plaintiff Tactics Push EPLI Envelope," National Underwriter, February 19, 2007

  • "New Workplace Laws Challenge HR Managers," National Underwriter, June 12, 2006

  • “‘Dukes’ Class Action May Be Hazardous; Employment practices exposure cited as courts assess gender discrimination,” National Underwriter – Property & Casualty/Risk & Benefits Management Edition, September 5, 2005

  • “Litigation Likely? – The Supreme Court, Wal-Mart, And Your Computer All Play A Role,” Staffing Success, March/April 2005

  • “Class Action Reform May Hike Settlements,” National Underwriter, March 7, 2005

  • “EPLI Events Could Have Fallout for 2005 – Class Actions,” National Underwriter, December 13, 2004

  • “Defense Strategies For Multi-Party And Class Action Employment Practices Liability Litigation,” CCH Labor Law Journal, Fall 2003

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speech, “The Data Privacy And Security Landscape: Privacy Class Action Trends,” in a webinar sponsored by Duane Morris LLP, May 30, 2024, in Chicago, IL.

  • Speech, “Developments In Workplace Law And Practice – Class Action Review: Key Developments And What Employers Should Expect For 2024 And Beyond,” Duane Morris LLP, Chicago, IL, May 22, 2024.

  • Speech, “EEOC Targeted Enforcement Activity 2024-28: Technology and AI, Releases and NDAs, Arbitration Provisions, Equal Pay,” in a webinar sponsored by Strafford, May 21, 2024, in Chicago, IL.

  • Speech, “Staffing In The Crosshairs: Class Actions And EEOC Enforcement,” 2024 American Staffing Association Staffing Law & Compliance Conference, May 16, 2024, in Washington, D.C.

  • Speech, “Mid-Year Review Of EEOC Litigation And Strategy,” in a webinar sponsored by Duane Morris LLP, May 13, 2024, in Chicago, IL.

  • Speech, “State Of The Industry: Class Action Review,” 8th Annual Beard Group Class Action Money & Ethics Conference, May 7, 2024, in New York City, NY.

  • Speech, “AI Nuts & Bolts Survival Guide: Artificial Intelligence – Discrimination in Employment Context ,” in a webinar sponsored by HB Litigation Conferences, May 3, 2024, in Chicago, IL.

  • Speech, “PLUS EPL Symposium Webinar: California and Beyond – Key Trends Shaping EPL Underwriting In 2024,” in a webinar sponsored by Professional Liability Underwriting Society, May 1, 2024, in Chicago, IL.

  • Co-presenter, “EPLI Risks:  Artificial Intelligence,” EPL & Artificial Intelligence Training Program hosted by AIG, New York, NY, April 2, 2024
  • Speech, “Developing Effective Discovery and Settlement Strategies for Wage and Hour Class and Collective Actions,” in a webinar sponsored by the Federal Bar Association and myLawCLE, October 18, 2023, in Chicago, IL.

  • Speech, “Privacy Class Actions: Workplace and Consumer Class Action Litigation In The Digital Age,” in a webinar sponsored by Lawline, October 16, 2023, in Chicago, IL.

  • Speech, “Year-End EEOC Strategy and Litigation Review,” in a webinar sponsored by Duane Morris LLP, October 16, 2023, in Chicago, IL.

  • Speech, “Key Class Action Litigation Developments In The United States,” Thought Leaders Global Class Action Conference, London, England, October 11, 2023.

  • Speech, “FLSA Collective Action Conditional Certification and Decertification Strategies,” in a webinar sponsored by Strafford Publications, September 6, 2023, in Chicago, IL.

  • Speech, “Current Issues in Class Action Defense: Trends, Innovations, Strategy, and Practical Insights,” in a webinar sponsored by Strafford Publications, August 29, 2023, in Chicago, IL.

  • Speech, “Class Action Defense and Pre-Certification Motions for Summary Judgment: Minimizing the Likelihood of Class Certification” in a webinar sponsored by Strafford Publications, July 20, 2023, in Chicago, IL.

  • Speech, "Privacy Class Actions” in a webinar sponsored by the Federal Bar Association, June 9, 2023, in Chicago, IL.

  • Speech, "The Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA)” in a webinar sponsored by the Federal Bar Association, May 26, 2023, in Chicago, IL.

  • Speech, "Best Practices In HR – Employee Discipline, Performance Reviews, Terminations, and Reductions In Force” at the ASA Staffing Law Conference, May 18, 2023, in Washington D.C.

  • Speech, "Class Action Trends” in a webinar sponsored by the Federal Bar Association, May 10, 2023, in Chicago, IL.

  • Speech, "State of the Industry: Class Action Review” at the 2023 Class Action Money & Ethics Conference sponsored by the Beard Group, May 8, 2023 in New York, NY.

  • Speech, "Mid-Year Review Of EEOC-Initiated Litigation” in a webinar sponsored by Duane Morris LLP, May 3, 2023, in Chicago, IL.

  • Speech, "Recent Trends and Strategies for Defending Wage & Hour Class and Collective Actions” in a webinar sponsored by the Federal Bar Association, Apr. 27, 2023, in Chicago, IL.

  • Speech, "Defending Workplace Class Actions” in a webinar sponsored by Law Practice CLE, Mar. 20, 2023, in Chicago, IL.

  • Speech, "Harassment Within The Workplace” in a webinar sponsored by Lorman Education Services, Mar. 2, 2023, in Chicago, IL.

  • Speech, “EPL Trends Coast To Coast,” in a program for the 2023 PLUS Employment Practices Liability Symposium, February 13, 2023, in New York, NY.

  • Speech, “Wiretapping Laws and Class Action Litigation,” in a webinar sponsored by the Federal Bar Association, January 20, 2023, in Chicago, IL.

  • Co-Presenter, "Understanding the EEOC Strategic Plan," Law Practice CLE Webinar, December 2, 2022
  • Co-Presenter, "Rule 23(c)(4) Issue Certification: Reconciling the Conflict With Rule 23(b)(3)’s Predominance Requirement," Strafford Publications Webinar, October 6, 2022
  • Co-Presenter, "Key Issues For Employers Stemming From EEOC-Initiated-Litigation - What 2022 Is Apt To Bring," Webinar, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, April 21, 2022

  • Co-Presenter, "18th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report," Webinar, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, February 15, 2022

  • Co-Presenter, "Key Issues For Employers Stemming From EEOC-Initiated Litigation – What 2021 Is Apt To Bring," Webinar, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, March 25, 2021

  • Speaker, Point Two L&E Nation Podcast, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

  • Co-Presenter, "17th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report," Webinar, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, February 23, 2021

  • Co-Presenter, "Moving Forward: Employer Considerations and Obligations, and other Workplace Tips," Webinar, EmployBridge, August 27, 2020

  • Co-Presenter, "2020 EEOC-Initiated Litigation Report and Webinar," Seyfarth Shaw LLP, March 5, 2020

  • Co-Presenter, "16th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Webinar," Seyfarth Shaw LLP, February 20, 2020

  • Co-Presenter, "The EEOC Year In Review - Strategies For Employers," 2019 EEOC-Initiated Litigation Report Webinar, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, March 19, 2019

  • Co-Presenter, "15th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Webinar," Seyfarth Shaw LLP, February 21, 2019

  • "14th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Webinar," Webinar, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, March 1, 2018

  • "2018 EEOC-Initiated Litigation Report and Webinar," Seyfarth Shaw LLP, February 20, 2018

  • "Seyfarth’s 2017 EEOC-Initiated Litigation Report and Webinar," Seyfarth Shaw LLP, March 1, 2017

  • "Seyfarth’s 2017 Workplace Class Action Litigation Report and Webinar," Seyfarth Shaw LLP, February 21, 2017

  • "Class Action Developments in 2011 and Trends to Watch for in 2012," Workplace Class Action Webinar, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, February 16, 2012

  • "Workplace Class Action Developments In 2011 & Beyond," 17th Annual Program on Employment Practices Liability Insurance, American Conference Institute, New York City, January 25, 2012

  • "Class Action Developments In 2011 – The Year In Review From A Wage & Hour Defense Lawyer’s Perspective," Annual Telecom Defense Counsel Meeting, Denver, January 19, 2012

  • "The Future Of EEOC Systemic Litigation And Employment-Related Class Actions After Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes," Bermuda Insurers Conference, Hamilton, Bermuda, October 12, 2011

  • "Defending Gender Discrimination Pay & Promotion Class Actions," American Conference Institute’s Program on Employment Discrimination Law, New York City, July 28, 2011

  • "The Future of Employment Discrimination Class Actions After Dukes, et al. v. Wal- Mart Stores, Inc.," Webinar, Bureau of National Affairs, Washington, D.C., July 8, 2011

  • "The Impact Of Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: How The Supreme Court’s Recent Ruling Will Affect Employer’s And Class Action Litigation In The Future," Webinar, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, June 23, 2011

  • "The Implications of the Supreme Court’s Decision In Dukes, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.," Webinar, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, June 21, 2011

  • Speech, "Gender Discrimination Issues After Dukes, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.," Webinar, Bureau of National Affairs, Washington, D.C., June 1, 2011

  • "Litigating Against the EEOC in 2011," Claims Professional Webinar for Hiscox Corp., New York City, April 14, 2011

  • "Surviving Government Enforcement Litigation Brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2011," Allied World National Assurance, Hartford, CT, March 9, 2011

  • "Strategies for Dealing with the EEOC and the Plaintiffs’ Class Action Bar in 2011," Chartis, Inc., New York City,March 3, 2011

  • "On the Cutting Edge of Workplace Class Actions," Chicago Bar Association, Class Litigation Committee, Chicago, February 23, 2011

  • "Cutting-Edge Issues in Wage & Hour Collective Action and Class Action Litigation," Chicago, June 16, 2010

  • "Dealing With The EEOC In 2010: Strategies for Dealing with Governmental Investigations and Litigation," Lexington Insurance Company, Chicago, May 20, 2010

  • "What’s New On The Workplace Class Action Front In 2010?" Chartis Claims Advisory Board Meeting, St. Louis, April 21, 2010

  • "Defense Of Employment Class Actions," National Union Seminar Program, Chicago, May 12, 2005

  • "Defense Of Employment Discrimination Class Actions," Employment Law School For Managers, National Union Insurance Company, New York City, May 5, 2004

  • "Handling Employment Discrimination Class Actions," 9th Annual American Conference Institute Program, New York City, February 3, 2004

  • "Defense of EPLI Class Actions," 8th Annual ACI Conference on Employment Practices Liability Insurance, New York, February 7, 2003

  • "What Business Executives Should Know About New Class Action Exposures," 6th Annual Senior Executive Retreat, sponsored by Lexington Insurance Company, Chatham, Massachusetts, September 19, 2002

  • "Class Actions And Mass Actions Involving Employment Liabilities," 7th Annual ACI Conference on Employment Practices Liability Insurance, New York City, January 31, 2002

Representative Matters

  • Davis, et al. v. Jumio Corporation (FaceTec, Inc.), No.: 22-CV-776 (N.D. Ill.) (ongoing defense of class action alleging BIPA violations). 

  • Lopez, Jr., et al. v. Coolab Foods LLC d/b/a Al Gelato and Nicholas Kuneman, No.: 23-CV-2334 (N.D. Ill.) (ongoing defense of class action alleging BIPA violations).

  • Tisdale, et al. v. & Bridgeman Foods II, Inc., No. 23-CV-5784 (Circuit Court of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) (ongoing defense of wage & hour class action brought by workers alleging violations of Wisconsin wage & hour laws).

  • Turner, et al. v. M&M Limousine Services, Inc., et al., No. 23-CH-4073 (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Chancery Division) (ongoing defense of wage & hour class action brought by workers alleging violations of the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act and the Illinois Minimum Wage Law).

  • Wilcox, et al. v. ATC Healthcare Services, LLC, et al., No. 23-CV-2802 (C.D. Cal.) (ongoing defense of wage & hour class action brought by workers alleging violations of California labor codes and wage orders and unfair competition law).

  • Wilcox, et al. v. ATC Healthcare Services, LLC, et al., No. 23STCV13382 (Sup. Ct. Cal., Los Angeles Cty.) (ongoing defense of PAGA class action alleging wage & hour violations).

  • Nguyen, et al. v. Baxter Healthcare Corp., et al. (KSI), No. TBD (Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County) (ongoing defense of PAGA class action alleging wage & hour violations).

  • Mayhew, et al. v. Candid Color Systems, Inc., et al., No.: 23-CV-2694 (S.D. Ill.) (ongoing defense of class action alleging BIPA violations).

  • Morales, et al. v. Pronto Freight Ways, Inc., No.: 23-CH-5152 (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Chancery Division) (ongoing defense of class action alleging BIPA violations).

  • Tamayo, et al. v. Billybob Holdings, Inc., No.: 23-CV-2388 (U.S. District Court/Northern District of Illinois) (ongoing defense of class action alleging BIPA violations).

  • VL North LLC d/b/a One Ten v. Sean Allen, et al., No.: HUD-L-1096-23 (Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Hudson County) (ongoing defense of class action alleging breach of contract, quantum meruit, unjust enrichment, breach of covenant, and violations of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act).

  • West, et al. v. Safe and Fair Food Company LLC, No. 2322-CC09284 (Circuit Court of St. Louis, Missouri) (ongoing defense of consumer fraud class action alleging violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act and Missouri common law).