PAUL W. MOLLICA joined Outten & Golden LLP as Of Counsel in 2010. Mr. Mollica has wide appellate experience, including dozens of appeals in state and federal courts, and has often authored or co-authored amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeals for such national organizations as the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, ACLU, NAACP, AARP, People for the American Way, and the National Employment Lawyers Association. He is also a frequent author and lecturer (for lawyers and courts) in the area of employment discrimination. He served as executive editor on the Fourth and Fifth Editions of Lindemann and Grossman's Employment Discrimination Law (BNA 2007, 2012), and worked as associate editor on all supplements since 2000.  Since 2004, Mr. Mollica has authored the "Daily Developments in EEO Law" law blog.
 
In 2011, Mr. Mollica was elected to membership in the American Law Institute (ALI), a limited-enrollment organization devoted to publishing scholarly work to develop the law (including Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of law). Previously, in 2008, he was elected as a Fellow to the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers. He was named an Advisor to the ALI's Employment Law Restatement. He is also a two-term past president of the Chicago Council of Lawyers, a public-interest bar association. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer© in Illinois and has the highest, AV© rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is licensed to practice in Illinois and New York.

PAUL W. MOLLICA joined Outten & Golden LLP as Of Counsel in 2010. Mr. Mollica has wide appellate experience, including dozens of appeals in state and federal courts, and has often authored or co-authored amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeals for such national organizations as the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, ACLU, NAACP, AARP, People for the American Way, and the National Employment Lawyers Association. He is also a frequent author and lecturer (for lawyers and courts) in the area of employment discrimination. He served as executive editor on the Fourth and Fifth Editions of Lindemann and Grossman's Employment Discrimination Law (BNA 2007, 2012), and worked as associate editor on all supplements since 2000.  Since 2004, Mr. Mollica has authored the "Daily Developments in EEO Law" law blog.
 
In 2011, Mr. Mollica was elected to membership in the American Law Institute (ALI), a limited-enrollment organization devoted to publishing scholarly work to develop the law (including Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of law). Previously, in 2008, he was elected as a Fellow to the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers. He was named an Advisor to the ALI's Employment Law Restatement. He is also a two-term past president of the Chicago Council of Lawyers, a public-interest bar association. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer© in Illinois and has the highest, AV© rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Mollica is licensed to practice in the states of Illinois and New York.

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 Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment, Executive Editor/Reviewer, Lindemann & Grossman, “Employment Discrimination Law,” Fourth Edition, Fifth Edition and supplements (1998-present).
  • Chicago Appleseed, Board Member (2006-present).
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Seventh Circuit representative, Amicus Advisory Comm. (2000-present) and Legislative Comm. (2003-2005).
  • Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Board of Governors (2001-10), Executive Comm. (2009-10).
  • Chicago Council of Lawyers, President (1999-2001); Board of Governors (1996-2001); Treasurer (1998-99); Chair, Federal Courts Comm. (1995-99); Chair, Judicial Evaluation Comm. (2002).
  • U.S. District Court Merit Selection Panel (N.D. Ill.), 1999-2000, 2000-01
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Task Force, Draft Civil Jury Instructions, 2002

Speaking Engagements

2014

  • Speaker: "Developing Theories of Discrimination, including Associational Discrimination and Retaliation", ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, 8th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Los Angeles, CA
  • Speaker: The Hobby Lobby Decision: Its Impact on the Workplace", Labor and Employment Law Program, Cornell ILR NYC Conference Center, New York, NY
  • Speaker: "Retaliation Claims After Vance, Nassar, and the Emerging "Manager Rule"—Who's Covered? Who's Not? What's Notice to the Employer and What's Not?", NELA 2014 Annual Convention: Blazing the Trail, Courage, Challenge, Change, Boston, MA
  • Faculty: "Disabilities: EEOC Officials, Attorneys Discuss Priorities Under Agency's Strategic Enforcement Plan",
    The EEOC's National Enforcement Priorities: What's Ahead in 2014? - See more at: http://apps.americanbar.org/cle/programs/t14eeo1.html#sthash.oJnYXDti.dpuf
     The EEOC's National Enforcement Priorities: What's Ahead in 2014?, Live Webinar, American Bar Association
    Live WebinarLive Webinar, American Bar Association
    The EEOC's National Enforcement Priorities: What's Ahead in 2014? - See more at: http://apps.americanbar.org/cle/programs/t14eeo1.html#sthash.oJnYXDti.dpuf
    The EEOC's National Enforcement Priorities: What's Ahead in 2014? - See more at: http://apps.americanbar.org/cle/programs/t14eeo1.html#sthash.oJnYXDti.dpuf
    The EEOC's National Enforcement Priorities: What's Ahead in 2014? - See more at: http://apps.americanbar.org/cle/programs/t14eeo1.html#sthash.oJnYXDti.dpuf
    The EEOC's National Enforcement Priorities: What's Ahead in 2014? - See more at: http://apps.americanbar.org/cle/programs/t14eeo1.html#sthash.oJnYXDti.dpuf
    The EEOC's National Enforcement Priorities: What's Ahead in 2014? - See more at: http://apps.americanbar.org/cle/programs/t14eeo1.html#sthash.oJnYXDti.dpuf
    The EEOC's National Enforcement Priorities: What's Ahead in 2014? - See more at: http://apps.americanbar.org/cle/programs/t14eeo1.html#sthash.oJnYXDti.dpuf

2013

  • Panelist: "Merely Pretext? Proof and Defense of a Discrimination Claim", 2013 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute in St. Paul, MN
  • Speaker: "7th Circuit Case Update ", 2013 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, St. Paul, MN
  • Speaker: “What Do They Know, Anyway? Judicial Deference to Administrative Agency Briefs, Interpretations and Opinions”, American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Midwinter Meeting

2012

  • "Use of Experts in Wage & Hour Litigation," Bridgeport CLE (Chicago, IL)
  • “Seventh Circuit Update,” National Employment Lawers Association-Illinois (Chicago, IL), Feb. 20, 2012; Feb. 21, 2011; Feb. 15, 2010; Feb. 16, 2009; Mar.18, 2008; Mar. 15, 2007; Feb. 20, 2006; March 11, 2005; Feb. 16, 2004; Feb. 15, 2002; Dec. 14, 1999
  • “EEO Update,” Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference (Washington State Convention & Trade Center) May 4, 2012; May 14, 2010; June 5, 2008
  • "Developments in Arbitration," ABA Annual Meeting (Chicago, IL), August 5, 2012
  • "Proving Causation Under Title VII," NELA Annual Conference (San Diego, CA), June 22, 2012
  • "Anatomy of an Appellate Argument," ABA Labor and Employment Section (San Francisco, CA), Mar. 29, 2012

2011

  • "The Top 11 EEO Issues for 2011," ALI-ABA Webinar, Aug. 10, 2011
  • "Fired Fiancés and Workplace Retaliation in Light of Thompson v. North American," ALI-ABA Webinar, Mar. 9, 2011

2010

  • IICLE panel on ADA/disabilities law, UBS Conference Center, Mar. 19, 2010

2009

  • “EEO Update,” ABA Labor and Employment Section Mid-Winter Conference (Orlando, FL), April 1, 2009

  • Lindemann and Grossman, “Employment Discrimination Law, 4th Ed.” (BNA), Executive Editor (2007); “5th Ed.” (forthcoming 2012), and reviewer on supplements (2008, 2009, 2010).