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Jill S. Vorobiev

Partner
Chicago
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Education

  • J.D., Notre Dame Law School, 1996, cum laude, Notre Dame Legal Scholar, Executive Editor, Journal of College and University Law
  • B.A., Amherst College, 1993
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
Overview
Honors
Experience
Publications & News
Memberships

Jill Vorobiev is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's Chicago office.

Areas or Practice

Ms. Vorobiev's practice covers a broad-base, representing corporate clients in state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies. Her experience includes matters under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the False Claims Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the National Labor Relations Act, as well as various state and local discrimination and employment laws.

Ms. Vorobiev has extensive experience representing individuals and employers in trade secret misappropriation and non-compete cases in state and federal courts. She regularly counsels employers with respect to restrictive covenant agreements. She has also advised companies with respect to rejection and modification of labor contracts and retiree benefits and has worked on negotiations and litigation in bankruptcy matters.

In addition, Ms. Vorobiev regularly counsels and trains employers on federal and state labor and employment laws, civil rights laws, and compliance matters of all kinds. She has reviewed and drafted employment policies, executive employment agreements, noncompete and confidentiality agreements and severance agreements.

  • Labor and Employment, Legal 500, 2016
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of employer in 5-plaintiff race discrimination and harassment lawsuit under Section 1981 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2016).
  • Obtained appellate court judgment for employer in lawsuit alleging retaliation under the False Claims Act and Illinois common law (Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 2015).
  • Obtained dismissal of Illinois Human Rights Act claims alleging discrimination the basis of sex and sexual orientation (Circuit Court of Cook County, Law Division, 2015).
  • Obtained summary judgment for employer on race, national origin, color and age discrimination and retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. (United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2012).
  • Obtained summary judgment for employer on national origin discrimination claim brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2012).
  • Obtained summary judgment for employer on sex and age discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. (United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2012).
  • Obtained summary judgment for employer on Title VII and Section 1981 retaliation claims. (United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2009).
  • Defeated motion for preliminary injunction in non-compete case. (United States District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2007).
  • Obtained Consent Decree and Final Judgment imposing injunctive relief in non-compete case. (United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2007).
  • Obtained appellate victory on behalf of employer affirming lower court decision granting summary judgment motion on Americans With Disabilities Act and ERISA claims. (Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 2004).

Articles

  • "Equal Pay Act Expands With New Year," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, January 21, 2016
  • "EEOC Proposes New Rules for Employer Wellness Programs," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, June 11, 2015
  • "To Pay or Not to Pay? A Look at Compensation for Internships," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, July 27, 2015
  • "Preparing for the New Cook County Wage Theft Ordinance," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, March 30, 2015
  • "Implementing the New Illinois Pregnancy Fairness Laws," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, January 28, 2015
  • "Court to Examine Accommodations for Pregnant Workers," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, November 2014
  • “Civil Rights Discrimination Under the Affordable Care Act,” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, November 2014
  • "Effective Non-Compete Agreements Require Careful Crafting by Employers," Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, 182 DLR-I-1, September 19, 2014
  • "Court Decision on President’s Recess Appointments Creates Legal Tangle," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, July 28, 2014
  • "EEOC Has Its Eye on Unconscius Biases Against Women in the Workplace," InsideCounsel, June 26, 2014
  • "Unpacking the EEOC’s Increased Scrutiny of Severance Agreements," InsideCounsel, June 12, 2014
  • "It's Internship Season, Employers, So Pay Close Attention to your Programs," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, May 29, 2014
  • "To Conciliate or Not to Conciliate? The Company’s Defense to Early EEOC Suits," InsideCounsel, May 29, 2014
  • "Is the EEOC’s Focus on Background Check Policies on Shaky Ground?" InsideCounsel, May 14, 2014
  • "SCOTUS Extends Sarbanes-Oxley's Whistleblower Protection to Employees at Private Companies," InsideCounsel, May 1, 2014
  • "The EEOC Offers Guidance on Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace," InsideCounsel, April 17, 2014
  • "Can Disparaging Posts Prompt Employee Discipline?" Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, March 26, 2014

Books

  • Contributor, Employment Discrimination Law (Fifth Edition, 2015 Cumulative Supplement)

Labor & Employment Law Blog Posts

Media Mentions

Speaking Engagements

  • EEOC Charge Conciliation: Navigating On-Site Investigations, EEOC Conferences, Settlement Negotiations, Strafford Webinar, December 16, 2015
  • EEOC Charge Conciliation: Navigating On-Site Investigations, EEOC Conferences, Settlement Negotiations, Strafford Webinar, December 15, 2014
  • What You Don't Know Can Hurt You - Best Practices from Pre-Hire to Post-Termination, IASBO 63rd Annual Conference, Schaumburg, Illinois, April 30, 2014
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee, Member
  • Board of Education of Community Consolidated School District 181, Hinsdale, Illinois, Board Member
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys, Member
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member