With experience both in private practice and as in-house counsel for a labor union, Lauren has the unique ability to see both sides of a case.

Her labor and employment practice includes representing management on issues related to collective bargaining, employee discplines, wage and hour matters, internal investigations, and leave of absence. Clients facing litigation turn to Lauren for her insights in handling labor arbitrations and matters before the NLRB, EEOC, and other state and federal agencies, as well as her experience succesfully resolving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims.     

Lauren has advised clients across a diverse range of industries, including food and beverage, automotive, construction, gaming, manufacturing, outsourcing, and education.

She is an active Executive Committee member of the Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women.

Employment Law Landscape

NLRB Reverses Four Obama-Era Decisions

Board Member Philip Miscimarra’s term on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) expired last week with a bang rather than a whimper. In the final days of his tenure, the Board reversed four controversial Obama-era decisions addressing joint employers, workplace policies, micro-units, and the duty to bargain. These decisions, summarized below, will impact all employers,... Continue Reading