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Chicago IL 60606
TEL: 312.786.6501
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Education
  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1994
  • B.A., with high distinction, University of Michigan, 1992
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Illinois
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
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Amy J. Zdravecky

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Amy represents employers throughout the United States in traditional labor relations and employment law matters, with an emphasis on National Labor Relations Board proceedings, union organizing drives and NLRB-conducted elections, arbitration cases, contract negotiations and employment discrimination matters.  Amy also frequently provides training and counseling to clients regarding positive employee relations, union avoidance, sexual harassment and compliance with a variety of employment-related statutes, including Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, the FMLA and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Prior to joining the firm, Amy was a partner at the law firm of Neal Gerber Eisenberg. Amy is a member of the Labor & Employment Law section of the American Bar Association and is a member of the ABA’s Subcommittee on the Development of the Law under the NLRA. She was recently selected as a member of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law’s 2014 Leadership Development Program which provides leadership training and development to a select group of Section members.

Amy has been recognized by Chambers & Partners as an up and coming labor and employment lawyer in Chambers USA (2009 – 2014).   She was also named one of the “Top One Hundred Labor Attorneys” in the U.S. for 2008 and 2009, an honor representing the top one percent of labor attorneys in the country. Amy was also recognized as a Leading Lawyer in 2014.

Amy was a contributing editor to the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013 Supplements and to the Sixth Edition of the Developing Labor Law.  She was also a contributing editor to the ABA’s The Labor Lawyer, Summer 2006 edition.

Amy regularly makes presentations on a variety of employment law issues, both to employers directly and at seminars.  Topics include, “Remaining Union-Free” “Strategies for Making Unions Unnecessary,” “How to Win Every NLRB Conducted Election,” and “Dealing With Your Union With Confidence.”  Amy also teaches Block I for the Institute of Applied Management and Law’s course, “The Certificate in Employee Relations Law.” 

Representative Experience  click to view

  • Represented numerous hotels in arbitrations involving UNITE HERE
  • Represented charter school in collective bargaining negotiations
  • Represented worldwide meat packing company in numerous union organizing drives, NLRB proceedings and union certification and decertification elections and arbitrations involving the UFCW, Steelworkers and Teamsters
  • Represented nationwide airline caterer in numerous union organizing drives, NLRB proceedings, and union certification and decertification elections, involving the Teamsters and RWDSU
  • Served as chief labor negotiator on behalf of a Midwestern nursing home in negotiations with the SEIU
  • Represented nationwide food manufacturer and distributor in numerous organizing drives and NLRB proceedings, involving various unions
  • Represented major nationwide distributor of sundry products in several union organizing drives, NLRB-conducted certification and decertification elections and NLRB proceedings, involving the Teamsters Union 
  • Retained by nationwide manufacturer and distributor of medical products to conduct positive employee relations training for numerous locations
  • Represented Midwest processor and distributor of grain products in NLRB proceedings involving the UFCW 
  • Retained by national employer with more than 50 U.S. locations to conduct positive employer relations training and union vulnerability audits and assessments at numerous locations 
  • Represented numerous nursing homes in the Midwest in contract negotiations, arbitrations, union organizing campaigns and NLRB proceedings involving the Teamsters, UFCW and SEIU
  • Represented numerous companies in preparing for mass layoffs and plant closings and in litigation in class actions arising under the WARN Act
  • Represented Midwestern property management company in NLRB proceedings and served as chief labor negotiator in negotiations with the SEIU 
  • Retained by Midwestern food manufacturer to successfully represent in decertification election

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