Thomas Y. Mandler is a Partner at Akerman LLP in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on labor and employment law. In 2000, he was the recipient of IICLE®’s Addis E. Hull Award. In 2009, he was elected a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. In 2016, he was elected into the Hall of Fame of the Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys. Mr. Mandler received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was an Associate Editor of the Law Forum.
John T. Roache is a Partner at Akerman LLP in Chicago, where he focuses on labor and employment relations. He is the author of Independent Contractor Classification Training Presentation in the Lexis Practice Advisor Practice Note (2018). Mr. Roache received his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.