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Laner Muchin


Laner Muchin, Ltd is one of the oldest and most highly regarded law firms in the country dedicated exclusively to the practice of labor and employment law on behalf of management. The Firm has been singled out on countless occasions for its creativity and professionalism, its unparalleled responsiveness to clients and its commitment to diversity.

In fulfilling our mission, we stress the importance of a preventive approach to employment relations. Whenever possible, we seek to provide non-adversarial solutions that make good business sense. Our goal is to help our clients control costly legal fees that can arise in the context of employment litigation and also to promote positive employee relations. On the other hand, when our clients are faced with employment litigation, we zealously defend their interests in a creative and cost-effective manner

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Caitlin Manganelli

Caitlin Manganelli joined Laner Muchin in 2023. She represents private and public sector management clients in matters arising under a broad range of federal, state and local employment laws. 

Caitlin also represents unionized employers in collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, interest arbitration and mediation. In addition, Caitlin regularly counsels employers on day-to-day employment issues, performs workplace investigations, reviews personnel policies and conducts management training on discrimination and harassment prevention. 

Prior to joining Laner Muchin, Caitlin worked as an associate at a boutique employment law firm in the greater Chicago area, where she gained experience handling traditional labor and employment litigation matters.

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Katherine E. Stryker

Katherine joined Laner Muchin in 2022 and concentrates her practice in private and public sector employment litigation.

Katherine has experience working with clients on a wide range of complex legal issues, including handling claims brought under the FMLA, Title VII, ADA and the FLSA. Katherine is also well-versed in representing clients in cases at the EEOC and state and local agencies. Furthermore, Katherine has experience in all aspects of pretrial litigation, including counseling clients though discovery, motion practice, as well as settlement conferences and mediations.

Prior to joining Laner Muchin, Katherine worked at several boutique law firms...
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Peter J. Gillespie

Peter represents and counsels management on a wide array of employment law-related issues, including workplace safety and health, wage and hour laws, prevailing wage issues, covenants not to compete, discrimination and harassment, wrongful discharge, whistleblower claims, class actions, hiring, discipline, promotion and dismissal decision-making, workplace privacy, and statutory compliance. He provides employers with strategic advice to help meet their objectives while reducing potential litigation risks.

Peter handles litigation in both federal and state courts as well as claims pending with state and federal administrative agencies including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the...
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