Laura Luisi

Laura Luisi

Associate

Laura Luisi is an associate in the Labor and Employment practice group. Laura focuses her practice on defending employers in class action, collective action, and single plaintiff employment matters asserted before state courts, federal courts, and administrative agencies, including the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR).

Laura has experience representing employers and managers in discrimination, retaliation, harassment, trade secret, restrictive covenant, and wage and hour claims arising under various state and federal statutes, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Illinois Whistleblower Act (IWA), Illinois Trade Secrets Act (ITSA), and Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (IWPCA).

In addition, Laura counsels and advises employers on issues related to leaves of absences, sick leave, disciplinary actions, terminations, reductions in force, employee classifications, handbooks, and policies. Laura also creates and negotiates employment, severance and release agreements, and assists employers in traditional labor relations with unions.

Concentrations

  • Employment counseling and management training
  • Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation litigation
  • Labor relations and related litigation
  • Class and collective action defense
  • Non-compete and trade secret litigation
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Capabilities

Recognition & Leadership

  • The Chicago Lawyer’s Committee on Civil Rights Young Lawyers Division, Member
  • Victory Fund, Campaign Board Member
  • The John Marshall Law School Student Advisory Board, Member
  • The Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Italian American Chamber of Commerce, Member

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude , The John Marshall Law School
    • Student Publications Editor, The John Marshall Law Review
    • The John Marshall Law School Moot Court Honors Council
  • M.B.A., cum laude, Dominican University
  • B.S., Architecture, cum laude, University of Illinois at Chicago
Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
Languages
  • Italian, Conversational
  • Spanish, Conversational