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  1. Employment & Labor: 100%
    25 years



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The Law Offices of Ruth I. Major PC

30 W. Monroe
Suite 1650
Chicago, IL, 60604-1226


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199011/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Leading Lawyer - Employment Law: EmployeeLaw Bulletin Publishing Company2014
Selected as among Top Ten Employment Lawyers in Chicago AreaTen Leaders2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPenny Nathan Kahan & Associates2005 - 2008
PartnerDrinker Biddle & Reath, LLP (Formerly Gardner Carton & Douglas)2003 - 2005
AssociateDLA Piper2001 - 2003
Chief AttorneyChicago Transit Authority1998 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar Association Membership Membership CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
National Employment Law AssociationMember2006 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationBoard Member - Alliance for Women2002 - 2003
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
The Public Interest Law InitiativeFormer Fellow and Current Sponsor1990 - Present
7th Circuit Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Eng v. Spectrum SystemsSummary judgment in favor of my client.
Erickson v. Deutsche BankCase Settled
Szenda v. Exxon MobilCase Settled.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Federal LawyerMcDonnell Douglas: The Oft-Misunderstood Method of Proof2012
Labor & Employment Law Section UpdateFederal Bar Association2012
Practicing Law Institute's Employment Law InstituteMethodology Used in Selecting Cases2010
Franchising WorldMilitary Leave: An Employer's Obligation2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of IowaN/AJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignFinanceOther - Bachelors1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Chicago Bar Association's Labor and Employment Committee MeetingCurrent Developments in Non-Compete Law2011
Practicing Law Institute's Employment Law InstitutePlaintiffs' Counsel: Methodology for Selecting Cases2010
Trade Secret Litigation Section MeetingTrade Secrets2008