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Jim Convery Discusses Laner Muchin’s Pivot to Remote Work and Benefits of Returning to the Office in ABC7 News Interview


Laner Muchin’s Managing Partner Jim Convery spoke with ABC7 News on the limitations of remote work and looking ahead to a return to the office.

On the anniversary of the official declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, downtown businesses reflected on how once-bustling office spaces have become ghost towns as nearly all employees have shifted to working from their homes.

"We're at the one-year mark since we've gone to remote working, and it's worked out better than expected," Jim said in light of nearly all of the firm’s 70 employees working outside of the downtown Chicago office.

While the difficult logistical effort to pivot all attorneys and staff to work from their homes has worked well, the inability to foster interpersonal relationships and collaborate in person leaves something to be desired.

“There's nothing like face to face interaction and bouncing ideas off of someone."

To view the interview on ABC7 News, click here.

Jim Convery serves as the Firm’s Managing Partner and member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. Jim regularly litigates employment matters in state and federal court, including employment contract disputes, restrictive covenant injunction matters, class-actions, as well as discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims. Jim also regularly counsels clients regarding these types of matters and regularly participates in alternate dispute resolution proceedings, including mediations and arbitrations.

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Laner Muchin, Ltd. concentrates in the representation of employers in labor relations, employment litigation, employee benefits and business immigration matters. The firm provides legal services to clients from coast to coast. For more information on our firm and our services, visit


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