Lori L Deem

Lori L Deem

Advocates for Workplace Fairness
  • Employment Law
  • Illinois
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Summary

LORI L. DEEM is an employment lawyer and partner at Outten & Golden LLP in Chicago, Illinois. She is the Co-chair of the Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Practice Group, Co-chair of the Discrimination Practice Group, and is a member of the Executives and Professionals Practice Group. Ms. Deem represents employees/plaintiffs exclusively in various types of employment matters in all a number of forums, including federal or state court, governmental agencies and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) settings.

Ms. Deem primarily regularly represents individual executives and employees for negotiation and litigation in a variety of employment-related matters, including the following areas: employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge (including whistleblower claims under The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations, and related employment torts. She also has extensive experience as well as drafting and negotiating of employment contracts, separation agreements, and non-compete agreements. She has also conducted sexual harassment and other workplace investigations at the request of employers. Ms. Deem has advised senior executives and employees experiencing difficult career and workplace challenges, helping them develop strategies to navigate toward a workable solution.

Practice Area
  • Employment Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Languages
  • English
Education
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
J.D. (1998)
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Honors: Law review (member - 1997); student articles editor (1998)
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Xavier University
B.A. (1995) | Organizational Communications
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Honors: summa cum laude
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Awards
Super Lawyer 2013-2019
Super Lawyers
500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers
Lawdragon
Partner Appreciation Award
American Bar Association Center for Professional Development
Rising Star 2008 - 2012
Illinois SuperLawyers
Leading Lawyer
Leading Lawyers Magazine
Professional Associations
National Employment Law Association/Illinois Chapter
Member
Current
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Chicago Chapter of ERR
Leadership Committee
Current
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Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association
Employee Co-chair, Leadership Development Committee
- Current
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Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association
Employee Co-chair, Trial Institute Committee
- Current
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Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association
Employee Co-chair, Employee Rights & Responsibilities Committee
- Current
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National Employment Law Association
Member
- Current
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Chicago Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association
Employee Co-Chair Annual Meeting
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Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association
Employee Administrative Co-chair, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee
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Publications
Articles & Publications
How Biometrics in the Workplace Threaten Employee Rights in Illinois and Elsewhere
O&G Employment Law Blog
EEOC Gets Tough on Retaliation, Issues Final Enforcement Guidance
O&G Employment Law Blog
Illinois' New Sick Leave Law - A Mixed Bag for Illinois Workers
O&G Employment Law Blog
Workplace Investigations – Common Missteps and Practical Tips from Employee Counsel
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) Annual Employment Law Institute
Pay No Attention to the (Wo)Man Behind the Curtain: Common Investigation Missteps and Advice for Avoiding Them
Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) Sixth Annual Conference
New Pregnancy Discrimination and Accommodation Amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act
O&G Employment Law Blog
Workplace Investigation Basics: The Employee/Plaintiff Perspective
ABA 6th Annual Labor & Employment CLE Conference
2013 EEO Developments – Year in Review
Chicago Bar Association Employment CLE Conference
Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Dealing with the Problem Employee
ABA 5th Annual Labor & Employment CLE Conference
Ethical Concerns for the In-House Attorney Who Becomes Adversarial to His/Her Employer
ABA Labor & Employment Section, Chicago Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee CLE Ethics Seminar
Bullying in the Workplace
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) Annual Labor and Employment Law Update
Contact & Map
Partner
161 North Clark Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
USA
Telephone: (312) 809-7010
Fax: (312) 809-7011