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  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2008
  • B.A., Stanford University, 1996
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  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois – Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
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Lindsey M. Marcus

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Lindsey M. Marcus is a partner and co-chair of the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Franczek Radelet P.C.

Lindsey represents both public and private sector employers in a range of employment and labor relations matters. She concentrates her practice on litigation, arbitration, and counseling in areas including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, leave management, benefits and accommodation issues, as well as restrictive covenant/non-compete agreements. She also conducts management and employee training and workplace investigations, and speaks regularly on topics such as harassment, ADA accommodations, restrictive covenant agreements, and employment law trends.

Lindsey works with employers to understand their business goals and challenges, and helps them identify and solve their employment-related legal challenges. She counsels clients in numerous industries, including technology, hospitality, health care, manufacturing, retail, non-profit, and education. If litigation is unavoidable, Lindsey is an experienced and zealous advocate and has trial experience in federal and state court, at the agency level, and in arbitration.

In 2018, Lindsey was named a Leading Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing. Lindsey has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Employment Litigation and Defense since 2016. She is a graduate of the Leadership Institute Class of 2016 sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association and in 2015, Lindsey received the prestigious Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the Northern District of Illinois and the Federal Bar Association.

Prior to joining the firm, Lindsey was an associate at Winston & Strawn LLP, where she practiced labor and employment law. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable James B. Moran of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois from 2008 to 2009.

From 2016-2018 Lindsey served as the firm’s Community Investment Officer, a role in which she directed civic and charitable activities throughout the firm. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Personal PAC, and when not running after her two young sons, she enjoys cycling, traveling, and studying foreign languages.

Representative Experience  click to view

  • Won five-day jury trial in age discrimination and retaliation case against Jewel Food Stores, Inc.
  • Won discharge arbitration of union employee after three-day hearing.
  • Negotiated favorable settlement of action on behalf of manufacturing company alleging that a former employee breached his non-compete agreement by taking a similar job with a direct competitor.
  • Counseled technology company through all stages of reduction in force.
  • Obtained summary judgment for utility company in Whistleblower Act lawsuit in DuPage County Circuit Court.
  • Won summary judgment in ADA discrimination and failure-to-accommodate case against Champaign Community Unit School District.
  • Obtained summary judgment in FMLA retaliation and ADA discrimination lawsuit against City Colleges of Chicago.
  • Obtained summary judgment in sex discrimination case, which was affirmed on appeal, against Joliet Public School District.
  • Negotiated extremely favorable settlement of race discrimination and retaliation claims brought against manufacturing company brought in federal lawsuit.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement in a collective action FLSA lawsuit against roofing company.

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