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Heather joined Laner Muchin in 2006 as an associate and has been a partner of the Firm since 2009.  Prior to joining Laner Muchin, Heather was an associate at a large, Chicago-based law firm where her practice focused on labor and employment counseling and litigation and general business litigation. 

Heather now concentrates her practice on representing public and private sector employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies in all types of employment litigation, including discrimination, harassment and retaliation litigation, wage and hour and wage payment claims, civil rights and constitutional claims, whistleblower claims, and employment contracts disputes involving trade secrets, non-competes and restrictive covenants.  

Heather also provides counseling services to her clients on a day-to-day basis to help them develop policies and procedures to minimize risk, train employers on best practices to improve employee relations, and develop practical solutions to resolve complex employment disputes before they mushroom into litigation matters. 




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

Defending employers and individually-named defendants in discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases before federal and state courts and administrative agencies.

Defending public sector employers and individually-named defendants in constitutional and civil rights cases before federal courts.

Defending employers in wage and hour lawsuits involving collective and class claims in federal and state courts.

Defending employers and individually-named defendants in employment-related tort actions in federal and state courts.

Defending employers in whistleblower actions in federal and state courts.

Seeking injunctive relief in trade secret, non-compete and restrictive covenant matters, and negotiating business-oriented resolutions with adverse parties in such contract disputes.

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

Training of executives, managers and employees on a range of employment-related topics, including discrimination, harassment and retaliation, leave laws, workplace accommodations, background checks, effective documentation, and best practices.

Providing employment-related advice on a variety of issues, including discipline, performance improvement, leaves of absence, workplace accommodations, and best practices.


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  • DePaul University, College of Law, J.D., 2003, summa cum laude and Order of the Coif
  • Michigan State University, B.A., 2000, High Honors


  • Illinois
  • Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
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