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Denise K. Drake
Denise K. Drake represents management in employment lawsuits, including collective, multi-plaintiff and multi-defendant employment actions, as well as in arbitration and mediation. She has obtained jury verdicts on behalf of management in cases involving sexual harassment, race discrimination, disability discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. Ms. Drake has also successfully obtained dismissal or summary judgment (upheld on appeal when challenged) in many cases filed across the nation. She has successfully defeated nationwide certification of several wage and hour collective actions; convinced plaintiffs to voluntarily dismiss approximately 30 actions; and advantageously used offers of judgment, questionnaires and other strategic tools to appropriately position cases for efficient and successful resolution.
Lori Deem is a partner with Outten & Golden LLP in Chicago, Illinois. She represents employees/plaintiffs exclusively in employment matters, including negotiation and litigation in the areas of employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, FMLA, and related employment torts, as well as drafting and negotiating employment contracts, separation agreements, and non-compete agreements. She is the Employee Administrative Chair of the Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee (ERR) of the Labor & Employment Section of the American Bar Association (ABA).
Approved for 1.0 hours HRCI general recertification credit.