Aimee E. Delaneyis a Partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in Chicago, where she focuses on labor and employment law. She was recognized as a “Salute! Women in Law” honoree by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer in 2021, recognized as a “Notable Gen X Leader in Law” by Crain’s Chicago Business in 2019, and recognized as a Super Lawyer in 2014 – 2022. Ms. Delaney received her B.A. from the University of Iowa and her J.D. from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She also received a Labor Relations — Collective Bargaining Studies Certificate from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Kenneth R. Dolin is a Partner at the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, where he concentrates his practice in labor and employment law. He is a Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor & Employment Law. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, his M.I.L.R. from Cornell University, his LL.M. from New York University, and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Tracy L. Bradford Farley is a Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP in Chicago, where she focuses on labor and employment law. She is an adjunct professor of Federal Civil Discovery at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. She received the Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service – United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association in 2017, and she was named an Illinois Super Lawyer in Employment & Labor in 2014, 2015, and 2019 – 2022. Ms. Farley received her B.A. in political science with a concentration in Asian studies from Northwestern University and her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she was named a Harno Fellow. While at Northwestern University, she completed a one-year exchange program at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, focusing on intensive Japanese language training, international relations, political science, and economics.
Ryan A. Haasis a Principal and General Counsel at Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., in Chicago, where he concentrates in employment, healthcare, and litigation. He is a member of the Federal, American, Illinois State, and Chicago Bar Associations and the Society for Human Resource Management. He was named an Illinois Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2010, 2013, and 2014 and a Leading Lawyer from 2020 – 2022. Mr. Haas received his B.A. from American University, his M.A. from California State University, San Francisco, and his J.D. from Loyola University College of Law.
Brian A. Hartsteinis a Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP in Chicago, where he focuses on labor and employment law. Mr. Hartstein received his B.S. from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
S. Leigh Jeter is Senior Counsel to Michael Best & Friedrich LLP in Chicago, where she concentrates in labor and employment. She is a member of the American Bar Association. Ms. Jeter received her B.S. and her B.A. from the University of South Carolina and her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Robert C. Long is a Shareholder of Littler Mendelson P.C. in Chicago, where he focuses on labor and employment law. He is a member of the American and Illinois State Bar Associations, the Association for Corporate Growth, and the Turnaround Management Association. He is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Mr. Long received his B.A. from Knox College and his J.D. from Harvard University.
Rachel E. Lutner is a Partner with Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor, Ltd., in Chicago, where she focuses on labor and employment law. Ms. Lutner has conducted management and employee training sessions and seminars on harassment, workplace policies, human resources functions, union avoidance, civility in the workplace, and investigating and resolving other complaints. She is also an author and speaker on labor and employment issues. Ms. Lutner received her B.A. from Carleton College and her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Thomas Y. Mandler is a Partner at Akerman LLP in Chicago, where he concentrates in labor and employment law. He is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (2009 – present) and has been recognized in the Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Lawyers’ Hall of Fame by Human Resource Executive and Lawdragon (2016 – present). He was a member of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Board of Directors (1982 – 1995), of which he served as Chair (1993 – 1994) and on its Executive Committee (1988 – 1995). Mr. Mandler received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, where he was a member of the Iron Cross Honor Society, and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was the Associate Editor of the Law Forum.
Thomas J. Piskorski is a Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Chicago, where he represents management in labor and employment matters. In 2006, he was inducted into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He was listed in Chambers USA in 2018 and was named a Best Lawyer in America in Employment Law – Management in 2019. Mr. Piskorski received his B.S. manga cum laude from Marquette University, his M.B.A. with high honors from the University of Notre Dame, and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he was the associate editor of the Law Review. During 1980 – 1982, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert A. Grant, Senior Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
James J. Powers is a Partner at Clark Baird Smith LLP in Rosemont, where he focuses on labor and employment law. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Editor of the monthly newsletter and frequent speaker for the Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association. Mr. Powers received his B.A. with distinction from Northwestern University and his J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was valedictorian, Order of the Coif, and wrote for the Law Review.
Kent Sezer is a Partner with Neal & Leroy, LLC, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in labor and employment law. Prior to joining the firm, he was general counsel for the Illinois Human Rights Commission, where he provided legal advice to commissioners deciding claims of employment discrimination under the Illinois Human Rights Act. Mr. Sezer is a member of the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, Employment Law Council, and the Chicago Bar Association, Labor and Employment Committee. He earned is J.D. order of the Coif from Washington University.
David J. Tecsonis a Principal at Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in employment, healthcare, litigation, and not-for-profit and mission-based organizations. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association, American Bar Association, and the American Health Lawyers Association. He was named an Illinois Super Lawyer (2008 – 2015) and a Leading Lawyer (2016 – 2022) and was selected by his peers as a Top Health Lawyer for Chicago Lawyer Magazine (2017 – 2021). Mr. Tecson received his B.S. with honors from Macalester College and his J.D. cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law.