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Kara E. Angeletti is an associate in the Labor and Employment practice group. Kara focuses her practice on matters involving employment discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage-and-hour, and trade secret claims. She has experience handling all stages of litigation, including analyzing a case from its inception to presenting it on appeal. In addition to litigation, Kara also assists in counseling employers and drafting employment documents on issues involving employment termination, mass layoffs and plant closings, and health and safety precautions.

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.

Concentrations

  • Wage-and-hour class action defense
  • Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation litigation
  • Non-compete and trade secret litigation
  • Employment counseling

Capabilities

Experience

  • 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

  • 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
  • Member, Illinois Bar Association, 2018-Present
  • Member, Women's Bar Association of Illinois, 2018-Present

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2018
    • Order of the Coif
    • Executive Articles Editor, Chicago-Kent Law Review
  • B.A., with high distinction, Pennsylvania State University, 2015
Admissions
  • Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Languages
  • Italian, Conversational