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Laurie J. Wasserman

 

Hailing from Washington D.C., Laurie Wasserman is an employment law attorney with more than thirty-five years of experience. Ms. Wasserman has served as lead counsel in cases for discrimination based on sexual harassment, age, religion, race, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, and pregnancy, and has provided quality representation to clients in all phases of employment discrimination cases. In addition, she has litigated cases for breach of an employment contract and breach of non-compete agreements, theft of trade secrets, retaliation and whistleblowing. She has represented clients on wage and hour issues. For many years she served as the liaison between the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the Illinois Human Rights Commission.

Ms. Wasserman works with businesses on discrimination issues to ensure their compliance with the maze of federal, state and local employment laws. As part of that service, she drafts employee handbooks, employment contracts and policies, and provides training to employees and companies in various employment-related areas such as sexual harassment. Ms. Wasserman is a frequent lecturer to legal and lay groups on employee relations, sexual harassment, employee discrimination and other employment-related topics.

Ms. Wasserman also provides clients with estate planning services.

Ms. Wasserman has again been given the highest possible rating (AV) for her legal ability and ethics by Martindale-Hubbell, and again has been selected as a Super Lawyer (rated among the top 5% of all attorneys in Illinois). Ms. Wasserman was featured in the February 2014 issue of Chicago Magazine and was honored in Leading Lawyers Magazine as one of the top women attorneys in Illinois and as a Leading Lawyer. Most recently Ms. Wasserman was awarded a rating of 10, the highest possible rating, by Avvo.com.

Education:

J.D., 1974, Northwestern University (Law Review)

Ph.D., 1981, Northwestern University

A.B. with honors, 1970, University of Chicago

Fellow, 1970-1976, Northwestern University, Program in Law & the Social Sciences

1987, Northwestern University, National Institute for Trial Advocacy

2006, Harvard University, Program on Negotiation

Admitted:

1979, Illinois

1979, U.S. District Court (Northern District of Illinois)

2000, Trial Bar (Northern District of Illinois)

 

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