From the Loop offices of multinational firms to local shops in the ‘burbs, downstate and Metro East, we surveyed and have provided detailed statistics on the 100 biggest employers of lawyers in Illinois in 2017, as determined by Sullivan’s Law Directory, a sister publication to Chicago Lawyer, to get the breakdown of where Illinois attorneys work.
After labor and employment attorneys adapt to freshly minted laws enacted at the beginning of the year, they only get a short breather before lawmakers introduce a new smattering of proposals aimed at reshaping Illinois’ labor laws. While political chess in Springfield makes for unpredictable outcomes, some of this year’s proposed changes range from paid sick leave to pro athlete injury claims.
The world is talking Obamacare, overtime and paid sick leave. But what aren’t people talking about? We asked some of Chicago’s top labor and employment lawyers about upcoming trends, issues, legislation and cases they think practitioners should keep an eye on — from employee classification to union dues.
They’re Big Law partners, small-firm associates, heads of their own solo shops. They’re working in legal services, civil rights law, transactions, divorces, criminal cases and every other practice area there is. And the oldest among them is 34.
Sleep is not at the top of Rich Lenkov's priority list. He is a capital member of Bryce Downey Lenkov, where he focuses on entertainment law, insurance litigation and product liability, as well as partner of Chila Productions, which produces television, film and live events. Lenkov is also co-host of the WGN radio show “Legal Face Off” and co-owner of a River North nightclub.
The Illinois State Bar Association in Springfield is the only association with a building located in the state Capitol complex. Not wanting to move and lose its prime location was a major motivation for the recent renovations to the ISBA headquarters, known as the Illinois Bar Center.
After a 35-year career at Mayer Brown, Ivan Kane has approached retirement the way many people aspire to — by getting involved in something connected to a longtime passion. Kane joined the board of the American Writers Museum, which opens May 16 at 180 N. Michigan Ave.
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