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Robert R. Duda Jr. is a member of the firm's labor and employment group, representing employers in federal and state courts in employment-related litigation. He has been selected by his peers and recognized as a Rising Star in Labor and Employment Law by Illinois Super Lawyers from 2011-14.
Bob has extensive experience handling complex departing employee litigation, including misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of employment contracts, breach of fiduciary duty, enforcement of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, interference with customer relationships, employment-related torts and misconduct, workplace defamation, and unfair competition. He frequently counsels employers to protect their interests through the use and enforcement of restrictive covenants and by responding to employee raiding and pirating attempts.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1999||08/10/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2011|
|Counsel||Faegre Baker Daniels LLP||2014 - Present|
|Associate||Smith O'Callaghan & White||2000 - 2014|
|Associate||Kessler Smith & Powen||1999 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Chicago Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee||Member||1999 - Present|
|Ottley v. Anixter Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147763 (D. Kan. Dec. 22, 2011)||Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Granted|
|National Waste Services, Inc. v. HeartWise Express I, LLC, Case No. 02-M1-180448 (Cir. Ct. Cook County 2003)||Directed Judgment for Defendant at Trial|
|Anixter Inc. v. Pihl, Case No. 99-12556 (D. Mass. 2002)||Trial Verdict for Plaintiff in employee pirating, breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation of trade secrets case|
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|Portfolio Media (Law360)||"Judicial Estoppel: Key Defense In Discrimination Suits"||2008|
|DePaul University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of Dayton School of Law||Economics & English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|