Liz Rice joined Laner Muchin as an associate in 2019, after serving as a law clerk for the Firm. She regularly counsels public and private sector employers on a plethora of day-to-day employment issues, such as employment policies and practices, risk management, employee discipline concerns and accommodations. Liz counsels employers to effectively minimize their liability by providing strategic advice on best practices and legal compliance, counsels clients on employment-related questions and concerns, and develops policies, procedures and employee handbooks. Liz frequently conducts training on the prevention of discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the workplace.
In addition, Liz defends public and private sector employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wage and hour claims, including claims arising under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act and the Illinois Wage Payment & Collection Act. She represents employers both in court and before governmental agencies such as the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Liz also assists employers in obtaining Workplace Violence Restraining Orders to protect businesses and employees from harm by dangerous individuals.
During law school, Liz was a member of the University of Illinois Law Review, participated in the Williams Institute Moot Court Competition as a member of the University of Illinois College of law moot court team, received advanced training in trial advocacy through the Mirza Trial Academy at Winston & Strawn, LLP, and served as a student attorney in the Domestic Violence Immigration Clinic at the University of Illinois College of Law.
Prior to joining the Firm, Liz spent a summer as an intern in the Labor & Employment Division of the Chicago Transit Authority’s legal department, where she drafted motions, briefs and other filings for employment discrimination matters under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and Title VII.
- Member, Chicago Bar Association
- Member, Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
Honors & Recognitions
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Advanced Trial Advocacy and Professional Responsibility
News, Events, and Publications
- New Illinois Law Clarifies that the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act Does Not Apply to Employers’ COVID-19 Mitigation EffortsElizabeth Rice, 11.17.2021
- Amendments to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act Add Substantive Requirements and Limitations for Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation AgreementsElizabeth Rice, 06.21.2021
- Antonio Caldarone, Peter Gillespie, and Elizabeth Rice, 12.23.2020
- Deadline Fast Approaching: Illinois Law Requires that All Employees Receive Sexual Harassment Training by December 31, 2020Elizabeth Rice, 11.24.2020
- Elizabeth Rice, 08.17.2020
- Elizabeth Rice, 08.12.2020
- Antonio Caldarone & Elizabeth Rice, 03.09.2020