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Kara E. Angeletti has a diverse practice ranging from complex commercial litigation to employment issues. On the commercial litigation side, Kara has experience defending class action tort disputes, including in evolving areas of the law, as well as constitutional violations, securities and financial services disputes, fraud claims, and biometric privacy disputes. Kara’s employment practice focuses on matters involving employment discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage-and-hour, restrictive covenants, trade secret claims, and employment-related claims arising under state and federal statutes and constitutional law. Kara also focuses on handling appeals of various legal issues, including matters she managed with the lower court and matters she adopted on appeal only. Kara has handled cases at both the state appellate and supreme court levels, as well as the federal appeals level. In addition to her appellate work, Kara is adept at handling all stages of litigation, including analyzing a case from its inception to presenting it for trial and beyond.

Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Kara also gained experience handling cases involving negligence, contractual disputes, insurance coverage and indemnity agreements, consumer fraud, section 1983 claims, prisoner’s rights issues, and professional liability.

Meet Kara E. Angeletti


  • Appellate disputes involving wide range of legal issues
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Constitutional claims
  • Wage-and-hour class action defense
  • Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation litigation
  • Non-compete and trade secret litigation
  • Defense of whistleblower claims
  • Labor relations and related litigation
  • Employment counseling
  • Contract disputes



  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Bertina Lampkin, Illinois Appellate Court for the First District, 2016
  • Intern and Volunteer Coordinator, Out of the Darkness – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2012-2015

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2024
  • Recipient, Greenberg Traurig Chicago Pro Bono Dynamo Award, 2022
  • Recipient of Marc Grinker Award for Student Commitment, Chicago-Kent Moot Court Honor Society, 2018
  • Recipient of Edmund Burke Award in Forensic Oratory, Chicago-Kent Moot Court Honor Society, 2017
  • Best Oral Advocate, Best Appellate Advocate runner-up, and Best Brief finalist, Ilana Diamond Rovner Moot Court Competition, 2016
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association, 2018-Present
    • Co-Chair of CBA Young Lawyers Section Moot Court Committee, 2020-Present
  • Member, Illinois Bar Association, 2018-Present
  • Member, Women's Bar Association of Illinois, 2018-Present


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2018
    • Order of the Coif
    • Executive Articles Editor, Chicago-Kent Law Review
    • Vice President, Chicago-Kent Moot Court Honor Society
  • B.A., with high distinction, Pennsylvania State University, 2015
  • Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Italian, Conversational