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Ruth Irene Major

Ruth Irene Major

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Employment & Labor: 100%
    25 years

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Fees:

Hourly ($190-425/hour)

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Contact Info

The Law Offices of Ruth I. Major PC

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

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199005/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
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

Associations
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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Publications
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

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of IowaN/AJuris Doctorate with Distinction1990
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignFinanceB.S. with Honors1985

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