|Chen Nelson Roberts Ltd.
Represent clients in complex commercial litigation matters,
including contract, employment, unfair competition,
immigration, unemployment, fraud, RICO, construction and
real estate, and other commercial claims. Represent clients
in federal and state courts and before the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission. Provide counseling to clients
regarding employment and severance contracts, business
disputes, workplace complaints, immigration matters, and
corporate compliance issues.
Recent case examples
include: Rennell v. Rowe, et al., Case No. 09 C 2193 (N.D.
Ill.) (represent defendants in RICO case); Ruttenberg v.
Ruttenberg, Case No. 08 C 4898 (N.D. Ill.) (represented
defendant in RICO case that was dismissed by court); GD 22
Washington LLC v. Block 37 Office LLC, Case No. 07 CH 6383
(Cir. Ct. Ill.) (represent defendants in civil fraud claim).
Serve as a Panel Member of the Business Conduct
Committee (“BCC”) and Probable Cause Committee (“PCC”) for
CME Group. The BCC has jurisdiction over Members of CME and
CBOT with respect to matters relating to conduct, trading
practices, sales practices, trading ethics and market
manipulations or other actions that threaten the integrity
of the market. The PCC receives and reviews investigation
reports from the Market Regulation Department and determines
whether a reasonable basis exists for finding that a
violation of an Exchange rule may have occurred.
Serve as investigator for Northwest Airlines’ Equal
Employment Opportunity Office. Conduct internal workplace
investigations of complaints of EEO matters and issue final
|United States District Court for the Northern District of
|Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Suzanne B. Conlon
||January 2005-July 2005
Consulted with Judge on pending matters, researched legal
issues, and drafted legal opinions. Wrote draft opinions
regarding employment discrimination, construction of patent
claims, exclusions under the Freedom of Information Act,
various types of civil rights’ violations, and availability
of habeas corpus relief, among many other issues.
|Freeman, Freeman & Salzman, P.C.
||December 2003-January 2005
||July 1999-December 2003
Represented clients in complex commercial litigation
matters, including employment, unfair competition, contract,
antitrust, securities, and business torts. Represented
clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,
Illinois Department of Human Rights and Illinois Human
Case examples include:
Defended Chicago Mercantile Exchange in federal
discrimination lawsuit alleging race and national origin
discrimination. Won summary judgment. Ting v. Chicago
Mercantile Exchange Inc. (N.D. Ill.).
division of General Motors Corporation in federal employment
discrimination jury trial alleging gender discrimination.
Negotiated successful settlement following hung-jury
verdict. Santelli v. Electro-Motive Division of General
Motors Corp. (N.D. Ill.).
Won judgment for NCR
Corporation in age discrimination arbitration claim.
Defended former corporate executive in alleged
securities fraud case. Assisted in negotiation of successful
settlement. SEC v. Buntrock, et al. (N.D. Ill.).
Defended rooftop owners surrounding Wrigley Field in unfair
competition and misappropriation action brought by Chicago
Cubs. Chicago National League Ball Club v. Skybox on
Waveland, et al. (N.D. Ill.).
corporate clients in action against vitamins manufacturers
for alleged price-fixing and market allocation in violation
of the Sherman Act. In Re Vitamins Antitrust Litigation
||July 1997-July 1999 (Chicago office closed)
Represented clients in variety of commercial litigation
disputes, including employment, contract and tort matters.
Defended clients before the Illinois Department of Human
Rights and Illinois Human Rights Commission, tried state
court breach of contract bench trial, took and defended
depositions, interviewed witnesses, reviewed documents and
evidence to prepare cases for trial.
General Motors Corporation in proceedings before the
Illinois Human Rights Commission, including Barz v. General
Motors Corporation (reverse race discrimination) and Spinks
v. General Motors Corporation (sexual harassment).
Represented Motorola in various employment litigation
matters, including Williams v. Motorola, Inc. (S.D. Fla.)
(gender discrimination) and Rowe v. Motorola, Inc. (S.D.
Fla.) (race and national origin discrimination).
|Rudnick & Wolfe
||September 1995-July 1997
Represented clients in commercial litigation matters;
represented client in federal sentencing hearing; researched
and wrote appellate briefs.
DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
J.D., with honors, 1995
Elected to Order of the Coif
Law Review Member 1994, Editor 1995
Top Ten First Year Law Student Scholarship
Academic Scholarship each semester
Northwest Suburban Bar Association Scholarship
Intern, Homicide Task Force, Cook County Public Defender’s
University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma
B.A., cum laude, 1992
Psychology major/Spanish minor
Awards / Membership
Selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as an Illinois Rising
Star Attorney 2009 and 2010.
Board Officer (VP
Development) and volunteer attorney for Chicago Volunteer
Volunteer attorney for Asylum and
Special Immigrant Juvenile programs for National Immigrant
Justice Center of Heartland Alliance. Represented clients
from Togo, Somalia and Kenya in deportation proceedings and
related immigration claims.
Member of Chicago-Lincoln
Inn of Court.
Member of Chicago Bar Association and
American Bar Association.