- J.D., University of Illinois, College of Law, 2016, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
- B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012, Bronze Tablet
Amy Harwath is an associate in the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the firm's Chicago office.
Areas of Practice
Amy represents employers in state and federal court in a variety of employment matters, including discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour disputes, trade secret misappropriation, and breach of non-compete agreements. She has experience litigating single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, class and collective action lawsuits, and is involved in every step of litigation, from case strategy and discovery to dispositive motion practice. Amy also assists clients on day-to-day human resources issues, such as FLSA employee classifications, leave policies, WARN Act and OWBPA notices, and internal investigations.
In addition to her labor and employment practice, Amy has represented clients in commercial litigation matters, including eminent domain, restrictive covenants, defamation and products liability.
While in law school, Amy served as an Associate Editor of the University of Illinois Law Review and a teaching assistant for Property Law. She was also the recipient of CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Employment Discrimination Law, Labor Law and Property Law.
- High Court Asked to Define Harm When Biomarkers InvolvedLawyers' Forum, December 13, 2018
- Potential Scheduling Ordinance to Put Bosses on ToesLawyers' Forum, June 12, 2018
- Society for Human Resource Management, January 17, 2018
- Tips on How to Allege and Establish Trade Secret Misappropriation at a Preliminary Injunction HearingIP Litigator, December 2017
- Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, November 23, 2016
Labor and Employment Law Blog Posts
- "Proposed Massachusetts Consumer Data Privacy Law Takes Lessons From Illinois’ Biometric Law," April 24, 2019
- "Actual Injury Unnecessary to Sue Under Illinois Biometric Law," February 5, 2019
- "SCOTUS Holds Independent Contractor Truck Drivers Exempt from Arbitration Under FAA," January 16, 2019
- "The Fight Over Standing Under the Biometric Information Privacy Act Continues in Illinois High Court," November 28, 2018
- "New Massachusetts Law Limits Non-Competes," August 13, 2018
- "Chicago Considering Predictive Scheduling: What Employers Need to Know," April 23, 2018
- "Actual Injury Required to Sue Under Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act," January 11, 2018
- "Seventh Circuit Holds Long-Term Leave is Not a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA," October 10, 2017
- "Lessons Learned: Tips on How to Allege and Argue Trade Secret Misappropriation at a Preliminary Injunction Hearing," August 30, 2017
- "The Continued Uncertainty of Paid Sick Leave Laws," February 9, 2017
- "Dissecting New Sick Leave Laws in Illinois, Cook County and the City of Chicago," November 14, 2016
Intellectual Property Law Blog Posts