John C. O'Connor
Employment litigation, counseling of employers on employment law issues and policies, executive compensation, contract negotiation. He is a recognized professional who is awarded the highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and ethics.
Extensive trial and litigation practice in federal and state courts and administrative agencies on employment cases including employment discrimination, breach of contract, ERISA, wage and hour, defamation, class actions and other employment issues
Counseling of employers on employment policies, compensation issues, terminations and reductions in force, regulatory compliance and litigation
Drafting and negotiation of employment contracts, severance agreements and restrictive covenants on behalf of employers and employees
Commercial contract support for business and handles major projects and business-critical contracts for companies
Indiana University, J.D., cum laude
University of Illinois, B.A.
Basic Wage and Hour Law in Illinois, NBI, November, 2000
School Law in Illinois, NBI, 2001
Human Resource Law from A to Z, NBI, 2014.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
Illinois State Bar Association
National Employment Lawyers Association