Chicago IL 60606
- Education Law
- Higher Education
- Labor & Employment
- Counseling & Compliance
- Employment Litigation
- Union-Related Matters
- J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1991
- B.A., magna cum laude, University of Rochester, 1988 (political science)
Bar & Court Admissions
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois - Member, Trial Bar
- U.S. District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
Edward N. Druck
Ed represents clients in employment and labor law matters and is experienced in all aspects of litigation before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. He also represents clients in hearings before arbitrators. Ed’s clients include a diverse number of private sector employers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to sole proprietorships in the manufacturing construction, utilities, transportation and financial service industries along with higher education institutions. Ed counsels clients on union elections and claims of unfair labor practices and discrimination, wage and hour compliance, and employment agreements. Over his almost 20 year career, Ed has developed significant experience in non-compete, trade secret, and restrictive covenant disputes and frequently litigates and advises clients on these matters.
Ed joined the firm in September 1995. Prior to that, he practiced at Vedder Price Kaufman & Kammholz (1991–1995). During his undergraduate study, at the University of Rochester, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Ed is a member of the American, Chicago and Kane County Bar Associations. He also serves as an executive board member of the Worklaw Network, an international association of independent labor and employment law firms.
Ed is active in his community, having served on several local school district committees and boards of directors as well as coaching youth sports. He is currently the president of his community homeowners association.
Representative Experience click to view
- Represents employers on employment related matters covered by insurance policies, including employment practices liability insurance (EPLI), directors and officers liability insurance (D&O), and professional liability insurance, among others
- Advises higher education institutions on labor and employment matters including one of the largest North American providers of private post-secondary education which employs approximately 19,000 employees and has more than 136,000 students; a Chicago private Catholic university with enrollment nearing 4,000; and a local community college
- Advises employers in the automotive and heavy manufacturing sectors on work stoppages or threats of work stoppages, including developing strategies on prevention, preparation and response, and represents employers in union organizing and union decertification campaigns, as well as unfair labor practice disputes
- Successfully defended a former vice president in a non-compete and trade secret misappropriation lawsuit in U.S. district court
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- Illinois Supreme Court Clarifies Employer’s Burden in Enforcing Post-Employment Covenants Not-to-Compete
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- Worker Classifications
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