Vedder Price

Aaron R. Gelb

Shareholder

Aaron R. Gelb is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment practice area.

He represents employers in all aspects of equal employment opportunity, wrongful discharge and labor relations litigation before federal and state courts and federal, state and local fair employment and administrative agencies such as the EEOC, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Cook County Civil Rights Commission, Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board and OSHA.

Mr. Gelb regularly counsels employers regarding a variety of labor and employment issues such as discipline and discharge, handbook and/or policy development/revision, disability accommodations, the Family and Medical Leave Act and other types of leaves of absence, harassment and other workplace investigations and management training. He spent nearly one year as temporary in-house employment counsel for a major client, where he learned the importance of providing prompt, practical advice that factors in not only the associated legal risks but also the practical impact on business operations.

While Mr. Gelb has extensive jury trial experience, he understands that litigation is often something clients hope to avoid whenever possible. Accordingly, he endeavors to tailor his approach to every matter to the specific goals and objectives identified by the client.

In 2017, Mr. Gelb was selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in Employment Law: Management. He is a member of the firm’s Associate Hiring Committee and served as the past Chair of the firm’s Summer Associate Program. Mr. Gelb is also Editor of Vedder Price’s Labor and Employment group’s quarterly newsletter, a collection of thought leadership articles that help our clients stay current on the topics affecting their businesses.

Aaron R. Gelb

Shareholder

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • University of Chicago, B.A., 1992, with honors

Aaron R. Gelb

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Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1996

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 2010

Affiliations

  • Member, Executive Committee, Texas School of Law Alumni Association
  • Past Co-Chair, Employee Relations Interest Group, Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC)
  • Member, Educational Services Committee, Ada S. McKinley Agency
  • Member, Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter

Aaron R. Gelb

Shareholder

Aaron R. Gelb

Shareholder