LORI L. DEEM is a partner at Outten & Golden LLP in Chicago, Illinois where she represents employees/plaintiffs in employment matters in all forums, including federal or state court, governmental agencies and ADR settings.
Ms. Deem primarily represents individual employees in a variety of employment-related matters, including employment discrimination, retaliatory discharge (including whistleblower claims under The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002), as well as drafting and negotiation of employment contracts, separation agreements, and non-compete agreements. She has also conducted sexual harassment and other workplace investigations at the request of employers.
From 2008 through 2012, she was recognized each year as a “Rising Star” by Illinois Super Lawyers, recognizing the top 2.5 percent of young attorneys in Illinois. Since the fall of 2012, Ms. Deem has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by Illinois Super Lawyers and as a Leading Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Magazine.
Ms. Deem is currently serving as the Employee Administrative Chair of the Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee (“ERR”) and the Employee Co-Chair of the National Programs Committee of the Labor & Employment Section of the American Bar Association. She also serves on the Leadership Committee for the Chicago Chapter of ERR. In 2011, Ms. Deem was selected to participate in the ABA Labor & Employment Section’s Leadership Development Program. Ms. Deem is also a member of the Illinois Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Chicago Bar Association. She is a frequent speaker and writer on various employment law topics.