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Sheppard Mullin Adds Chicago Labor & Employment Partner Jill Vorobiev


Jill S. Vorobiev has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's Labor and Employment practice group, based in the firm's Chicago office.  Vorobiev joins from Dykema. 

“Jill is a talented and versatile labor and employment practitioner.  She has both a robust litigation and a dedicated counseling practice.  Her considerable knowledge and experience makes her a significant addition for the firm and our clients,” said Robert S. Beall, managing partner of Sheppard Mullin. 

"I am excited to join Sheppard Mullin, a prestige firm with a top-notch Labor and Employment practice group.  In addition to the strength of the firm’s employment practice, I was attracted by firm management’s commitment to support and grow it further.  I have also been impressed by Sheppard Mullin’s collaborative culture and entrepreneurial spirit, which add to the firm’s outstanding platform as the place to further build my practice," Vorobiev commented. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Jill to the office.  She adds depth and breadth to our vibrant labor and employment practice as we continue to grow the Chicago office,” said Lawrence C. Eppley, Sheppard Mullin’s Chicago managing partner.

Vorobiev’s practice emphasizes labor and employment litigation and 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. 

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.  Vorobiev 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, 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.

Vorobiev received a J.D., cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School in 1996 and a B.A. from Amherst College in 1993. 

Sheppard Mullin has 20 attorneys based in Chicago.  The firm’s Labor and Employment practice group includes 110 attorneys firmwide.

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