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Clark Baird Smith Recognized Among 2016 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News & World Report has announced that Clark Baird Smith LLP once again ranks among the top-tier law firms in Chicago for its Labor and Employment Law Practice.

Labor Board Upholds ALJ Decision – $3.1 Million Backpay Award Erased

On September 9, 2015, the Illinois Labor Relations Board voted unanimously to adopt an Administrative Law Judge’s recommended decision and order, nullifying a compliance officer’s order to the Village of Oak Lawn to pay approximately $3.1 million in backpay and interest for allegedly understaffing its fire department. To read more about the Labor Board’s decision, click here.

The National Law Review features The Village of Flossmoor’s success before The 7th Circuit

Yvette Heintzleman successfully defended the Vill. of Flossmoor against failure to accommodate as well as discrimination claims of a former employee. On August 5, 2015, the National Law Review featured an article providing a synopsis of the Court’s decision.

Another Clark Baird Smith LLP Attorney Named 2015 Leading Lawyer

Congratulations to Yvette Heintzelman who has been selected as a 2015 Leading Lawyer.

Ben Gehrt Testifies Before Senate Executive Committee Regarding HB 5485

On November 19, 2014, Ben Gehrt testified in front of the Illinois Senate Executive Committee. Ben provided compelling testimony as to why HB 5485, which would make minimum manning a mandatory subject of bargaining in interest arbitration should be rejected by the Senate. For more detailed information, click here.

Recent Clark Baird Smith LLP Client Victories Before the Illinois Labor Relations Board

Clark Baird Smith clients prevailed in all 4 of their cases reviewed and considered by the Illinois Labor Relations Board on November 18, 2014. For more detailed information click here.

Bob Smith Inducted Into College Of Labor And Employment Lawyers

On November 8, 2014, Bob Smith was inducted into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by ones colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.

TED CLARK ADDRESSED NLRB’s NORTHWESTERN Unionization DECISION ON WGN RADIO

On March 30, 2014, Ted Clark discussed the NLRB’s decision to deem Northwestern football players “employees” under the NLRA with Glen Kozlowski and Jim Memolo on WGN Radio Sports Central.


Clark Baird Smith LLP – Member of the Leading Lawyers Network

Several of our attorneys have been peer selected for inclusion in the Leading Lawyers Network. Recently, Ted Clark has been named Chicago’s Lawyer of the Year for Labor and Employment Law and among Illinois’ best 100 business lawyers.

Clark Baird Smith LLP Featured in Super Lawyers Business Edition

Our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers for several consecutive years.

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