Carolyn joined Lucas Group in 2017 as a Managing Partner in the Legal practice group. In her role, she works with high-level legal talent to place them in a wide range of legal positions within law firms of any size as well in publicly- or privately-held corporations. Having worked in public interest as well as at law firms and in-house, Carolyn is able to offer her candidates and clients unique insight to help make matches that lead to long-term success. Believing that everyone is best served by taking extra time on the front end, she drills down to the crux of what makes people tick to help guarantee great results on the back end. Carolyn is also the National In-House Practice Group Leader. As a former in-house attorney, Carolyn particularly understands the needs of corporate legal departments as well as the differences between in-house and law firm practice. She enjoys consulting with her clients and candidates alike about their goals and objectives and with her unique perspective she often leads employers and employees in a different direction than they had originally planned, to great success. Carolyn works with Lucas Group’s talented legal recruiters across the country to ensure that companies find the transcendent talent they need to run and grow their operations.
Attorney David L. Lee has practiced and taught law for over forty years. From 1984 to 1991, Attorney Lee was a full-time clinical professor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's nationally-recognized clinic on employment discrimination. Since approximately 1984, Attorney Lee has concentrated his practice on representing employees in severance negotiations, contract negotiations, discrimination claims, harassment claims, retaliation claims, wrongful-discharge claims, overtime claims, wage claims, commission claims, and employee-benefit claims. Attorney Lee is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, and the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association. He speaks frequently to lawyers and human resources personnel on issues concerning employment law and is a Hearing Officer for the Cook County Commission on Human Rights and an arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, the National Association of Securities Dealers, and the National Futures Association. He has also published extensively on employment law, legal writing, civil procedure, and other aspects of the practice of law.
An employment lawyer since 1984, Lori has a unique practice representing both employers and employees on a wide range of workplace issues, including discrimination and sexual harassment, wage-hour issues, worker classification, reductions-in-force, hiring and firing, non-competes, and severance and employment agreements. She conducts management training and compliance audits, regularly presents and writes on employment topics, and handles claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, and other administrative agencies. Awards include Super Lawyers Illinois 2016-2021, Super Lawyers Illinois 100 Top Attorneys 2017,2019 and 2021, and 50 Top Female Attorneys 2017, 2019-2021. Rated “Superb” (highest rating) by AVVO. Learn More: https://lorigoldsteinlaw.com/
Megan O’Malley, a principal and founding member of O’Malley & Madden, P.C., concentrates her practice in the areas of civil rights and employment law. Ms. O’Malley is a former President of the National Employment Lawyers Association, Illinois Chapter and former Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Committee. She has been selected as a Leading Lawyer in the area of Civil Rights and Employment Law and as an Illinois Super Lawyer in the area of employment law. Ms. O’Malley has frequently been asked to speak at national seminars on employment law and whistleblower issues and has been an instructor at the American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law’s Trial Institute. Ms. O’Malley is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Illinois Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and she is a member of the Federal Trial Bar. Learn More: https://www.ompc-law.com
Jim returns to talk about his unconventional journey through law school, and how he landed where he is in law today. Jim has recovered tens of millions of dollars in damages in individual and class actions arising under federal wage and hour laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage laws, other complex litigation, and catastrophic personal injury actions involving wrongful death, motor vehicle crashes, products liability, premises liability and construction negligence. In addition, Jim has helped secure groundbreaking and precedent-setting court decisions in the areas of wage and hour law, consumer fraud and employee privacy. Jim has been appointed lead or co-lead counsel on dozens of class actions throughout the United States. He has successfully tried over a dozen major jury trials and argued over 14 appeals as lead appellate counsel before federal and state appellate courts. Jim is also a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. Learn more: https://www.stephanzouras.com
Susan returns for another conversation about recruiting and her experiences from working in retail environments along the way. Susan Gotham has more than 20 years of experience in human resources and recruiting. She is also the President of HR Services at Gotham Professional Services. Susan graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program. She has also served as the President of the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. www.gothamprofessional.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/susansilvergotham/
Helen returns for another episode to talk about some of the changes in her career through the years. Check out her first episode here: https://employeetolawyer.com/#/episodes/view/Helen-Bloch-Workers-Compensation-Law-The-Law-Offices-of-Helen-Bloch-P-C
The TransLife Care (TLC) program exists to provide free healthcare and social services to vulnerable individuals who identify themselves as trans, non-binary, or gender expansive. Our programs offer support for housing, legal, medical, sexual health, and employment. We offer three resource drop-in centers on the north, south and west sides of Chicago and provide access to on-site healthcare providers, sexual health screeners, legal counsel, case managers, employment and much more. These drop-in centers give individuals an immediate response to their current needs. The TLC is designed to provide the most essential support to the trans, non-binary, and gender-expansive communities. For more info: https://www.chicagohouse.org/translife-care
Amy M. Gardner, JD, CPC, ELI-MP Partner at Apochromatik Amy brings to Apochromatik a unique track record of working with law students as dean of students at a top 5 law school and a successful career practicing law, first as a Skadden litigation associate and later as an associate and then partner at a mid-size Chicago firm. In addition to countless hours completing stand-alone coaching trainings, she is a graduate of the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching. Until March, 2016, Amy was the Dean of Students at the University of Chicago Law School. Through her work as a dean of students, Amy developed an expertise in understanding the unique needs of law students and in tailoring professional education and development opportunities to their needs. Learn More: apochromatik.com
Professor Gonzalez joined the Chicago-Kent College of Law faculty in 1988. He received his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and his law degree from Ohio State University College of Law. In addition to teaching, Professor Gonzalez worked in private practice, worked for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, and as an administrative law judge for the State of Illinois Human Rights Commission. Professor Gonzalez has taught courses in employment discrimination, pre-trial litigation, negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, and advanced legal writing. He also a frequent speaker and author on topics of employment discrimination and wrongful discharge. In 2013, Professor Gonzalez was inducted into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, the organization that recognizes the nation’s top labor and employment attorneys. Learn More: https://www.iit.edu/directory/people/richard-gonzalez