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Elizabeth B. McRee (Liz)


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  • The University of Chicago (J.D. with honors 2001); Davidson College (B.A. magna cum laude 1995; Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern District of Illinois and Eastern District of Michigan

Liz McRee has more than 15 years of experience representing corporate clients in class action and complex employment litigation in state and federal courts across the country. She handles cases arising under state and federal wage and hour and antidiscrimination laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Liz has extensive experience in wage and hour matters and has a strong record of defeating certification in class and collective actions.

In addition to representing employers in litigation, Liz advises corporate clients on a variety of labor and employment issues, including employee handbooks and alternative dispute resolution policies, investigations, counseling and discipline, wage and hour compliance, and covenants not to compete. She also has substantial experience advising clients on independent contractor classification issues and joint employment risk mitigation.

Liz is a frequent speaker on class action and employment law topics. She is a former vice chair and chair of The Chicago Bar Association Labor & Employment Committee. She has been recognized for her work and recommended in The Legal 500. Liz is active in the Chicago community and serves on the executive committee of the board of directors of Family Focus, a nonprofit that promotes the well-being of children from birth by supporting and strengthening families in and with their communities.

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