Professional Memberships

Illinois Supreme Court’s Commission on Access to Justice: Member of Forms Committee (2014)
American Bar Association: Co-Chair of the Committee on ADR, Sec. of Labor & Empl. Law (2010-2013); Sections of Antitrust and Litigation
National Employment Lawyers Association, Illinois
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association: Member, Herman Kogan Media Awards Committee
Chicago Bar Foundation: Board of Directors (2006-2012); Lincoln Circle (2005-present); Grants Committee (2010-2012); Cy Pres Subcommittee (2009-present); Alumni Council to the Board of Directors (2015-2016)

Charitable & Community Activities

Latinos Progresando, Chicago, Board of Directors (2013-2015)
Helping Hand Rehabilitation Center, Countryside, IL, Board of Directors (2005-2008)
Bradley Forensics Alumni Network, President and Board Member (2007-08)

Publications, Presentations, & Teaching

Panelist, “Employment Arbitration After the Revolution,” Labor & Employment Law (ABA) Midwinter Meeting of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, January, 2017
Panelist, “Careers in Labor & Employment Law,” 10th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference (ABA), Chicago, November, 2016
“The All-Important Last Section of the Tyson Foods Opinion“, The Antitrust Lawyer (Federal Bar Association), Summer, 2016
“Inadvertent Misstatements Regarding Citizenship: Immigration Law Sets Traps for the Unwary,” 27 DCBA Brief 2, at 32-35 (November, 2014)
“Competing Concerns in Employment Litigation: How Courts Are Managing Discovery of an Employee’s Immigration Status,” 28 ABA J.Lab. & Emp.L. 405 (2013), available at SSRN:
“Who is the Client,” 29th Annual Carl A. Warns Jr. Labor & Employment Law Inst., Univ. of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law, June, 2012
“Protecting Nonparty Class Members in Class Arbitrations,” 25 ABA J.Lab. & Emp.L. 25 (2009), available at SSRN:; chosen as one of The Best Articles Published by the ABA in 27 GPSolo 38 (September, 2010)
“Residual Funds in Class Action Settlements: Using Cy Pres Awards to Promote Access to Justice,” 57 The Federal Lawyer 6, at 26-29 (July, 2010), available at SSRN:

Court Admissions

State of Illinois (1990)
Northern District of Illinois General Bar (1990)
Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1991)
United States Supreme Court (1996)
Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar (1998)
Central District of Illinois (2004)
District of Colorado (2015)

Academic Background

J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, 1990
B.S., Bradley University, 1987

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