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Laura D. Waller

Associate
laura.waller@kattenlaw.com
Chicago Office
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f+1.312.902.1061
Overview

Laura D. Waller concentrates her practice in litigation and dispute resolution, with an emphasis on employment matters.

Laura represents companies in federal and state courts, as well as before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the United States Department of Labor and local administrative agencies. She has defended employers against claims of wage and hour violations, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, violation of restrictive covenants, breach of fiduciary duties, and misappropriation of trade secrets. Her litigation experience extends to the appellate level, including the Illinois Supreme Court, and class and collective actions. 

Laura also advises clients in corporate transactions regarding labor and employment matters, and provides employers with day-to-day preventive counseling and strategic solutions. She advises on matters relating to pre-employment inquiries, background checks, hiring, discipline, separations, disability and religious accommodations, employee handbooks and policies, and compliance with local, state and federal employment laws.

During law school, Laura served as the executive administrative editor of the University of Illinois Law Review. Following graduation from law school, Laura was awarded a Public Interest Law Initiative Fellowship with the Legal Assistance Foundation in Chicago, where she assisted in counseling and representing clients on employment-related matters.

Shown below is a selection of Laura’s engagements.

Recognition

Super Lawyers, Illinois, 2009–2010
Laura D. Waller

Education

  • JD, University of Illinois College of Law, cum laude
  • BS, University of Dayton, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • US District Court, Southern District of Illinois

Recognition

Super Lawyers
Illinois, 2009–2010
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