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Elizabeth N. Hall

Shareholder

Elizabeth N. Hall is a Shareholder in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice area and serves as the Chicago office chair of the firm’s women’s affinity group, Women at Vedder Empowering Success (WAVES). She is also a member of the firm’s Coronavirus Task Force.

A significant portion of Ms. Hall’s daily practice involves providing practical advice to employers and executives regarding a variety of issues, including managing the remote working environment; preparing for and responding to pandemic-related issues in the workplace (including in relation to return to work, employee safety and COVID-19 exposure and positive cases); understanding and administering leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and state and local laws; employee and applicant use of medical and recreational marijuana; risk management; effective employee discipline and discharge; conducting workplace investigations; accommodating disabilities and pregnancy; workplace violence; managing leaves of absence and complying with FMLA and state leave requirements; workforce reductions; drafting and reviewing employment, recruitment and staffing agreements; policy and handbook development; wage and hour compliance; and state and federal employment laws. She frequently trains clients and employer groups on many of these topics. Ms. Hall also has extensive experience drafting and negotiating severance, settlement and conciliation agreements on behalf of her clients.

Ms. Hall represents a wide range of employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, as well as in arbitral forums, defending them against various claims, including single plaintiff and class allegations of employment discrimination, failure to accommodate disabilities, sexual harassment, wrongful and retaliatory discharge, breach of contract, negligence, invasion of privacy and violations of the FMLA and wage and hour laws. Ms. Hall has successfully argued procedural and employment discrimination issues in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and has particular expertise in managing electronic discovery teams in complex litigation.

Ms. Hall was recommended by The Legal 500 United States for the “Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense” category. In 2018, she was named to the Crain’s Custom Media “Chicago Notable Women Lawyers” list. She also was selected as an Emerging Lawyer, an affiliate of Leading Lawyers, from 2015 to 2020. From 2010 to 2015, Ms. Hall was selected for inclusion as an Illinois Rising Star, and Super Lawyers named her one of the “Top Women Attorneys in Illinois” in the “Rising Star” category in 2013 and 2014.

Elizabeth N. Hall

Shareholder

Education

  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2005, high honors, Order of the Coif
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 2001, with distinction

Elizabeth N. Hall

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2005

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2010

Affiliations

Member, Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC)

Board Member, Share Our Spare

Co-Chair, Share our Spare’s 2018 Changemakers Gala

Elizabeth N. Hall

Shareholder

Elizabeth N. Hall

Shareholder