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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.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 50%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Discrimination: 25%

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Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

311 South Wacker Drive
Suite 4400
Chicago, IL, 60606-6622


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199905/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
CounselFaegre Baker Daniels LLP2014 - Present
AssociateSmith O'Callaghan & White2000 - 2014
AssociateKessler Smith & Powen1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law CommitteeMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ottley v. Anixter Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147763 (D. Kan. Dec. 22, 2011)Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Granted
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
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
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Publication nameTitleDate
Portfolio Media (Law360)"Judicial Estoppel: Key Defense In Discrimination Suits"2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Dayton School of LawEconomics & EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1996