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Andy joined Laner Muchin in 1996 as an associate and has been a partner at the Firm since 2002.  Andy spends a majority of his time negotiating collective bargaining agreements, representing clients in arbitrations, responding to union grievances and in matters before the National Labor Relations Board in almost every industry and for clients of all sizes. 

In addition, Andy advises clients on how to navigate state, local and federal employment laws. He helps clients develop strategies on resolving complex employee relations issues in matters such as reasonable accommodations under the nation’s various disability laws, compliance with the nation’s various sick day and leave laws and hiring strategies in light of the many laws governing what information an employer may consider.

Andy also helps draft executive employment agreements, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, severance agreements, arbitration and other employment-related agreements.

Andy is a prolific author of employment related articles and sections in treatises and has co-authored many articles for the Employment Law Update. He has been named in Illinois Super Lawyers by Chicago Magazine in 2006, 2007, 2008 and each year from 2010 to 2020, a recognition awarded to only 5 percent of the lawyers in the state of Illinois. 

Experience

Experience

Below are representative samples of the types of matters Andy handles on behalf of Laner Muchin clients:

Negotiating collective bargaining agreements, responding to grievances, defending against unfair labor practice charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board.

Defending employers in arbitrations of various disputes in both the union and non-union setting.

Defending employers in employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

Conducting corporate investigations on behalf of employers on a broad-range of topics, including investigations of alleged harassment, retaliation, discrimination and other matters.

Providing employment-related advice to clients involved in acquiring other entities, including negotiating and preparing employment contracts for incoming executives, advising on non-compete issues, reviewing purchase documents to ensure employment-related provisions to adequately protect clients' investment and business goals, ensuring that due diligence on employment-related issues is sufficiently thorough, among other related services.

Providing ongoing employment counseling advice to a variety of clients, including those in the private equity, investment management, professional services, hospitality (restaurants and hotels), manufacturing and distribution and other industries.  Such advice includes, but is not limited to, advising clients on terminations/workouts of high-level executive departures, prevention of unfair competition, and regulatory compliance.

Providing training to executives and managers on a range of employment-related topics including leave and disability, discrimination and harassment, social media, hiring, background checks, effective documentation/discipline practices and a variety of other employment-related topics.

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Education

University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1996, Order of the Coif

Illinois State University, B.S. Business Administration, B.S. Mass Communications-Broadcasting, 1993, Red Tassel Mortar Board Member

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado,
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Not sworn)
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