Mary Margaret (Mimi) Moore is a labor and employment attorney with more than 20 years of experience litigating complex cases and advising clients on day-to-day compliance issues. Ms. Moore has represented management in a variety of litigation at the administrative level, in state and federal courts in numerous jurisdictions, at the American Arbitration Association and in the U.S. Supreme Court. Her experience includes the defense of both class and individual actions. She has litigated cases involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, various state discrimination statutes, and common law and tort claims, such as retaliatory discharge, defamation, and breach of contract claims. Ms. Moore frequently uses alternative dispute resolution to resolve such matters.

Ms. Moore also helps employers avoid litigation through proactive employment audits, compensation analyses, overseeing and conducting workplace investigations, and the development of policies, procedures, systems and training. Her practice also involves advising corporations on a variety of employment matters, including disciplinary issues, employee handbooks, reductions in force, non-compete agreements, separation agreements, and employee social media issues.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Moore has worked with clients across a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail, higher education, health care, finance, and professional services. Ms. Moore works with clients to develop creative and practical solutions that are consistent with their organizational goals and long-term business strategy.

Ms. Moore has been recognized by Chambers USA and Super Lawyers as being among the top labor and employment attorneys in Illinois. She teaches continuing legal education courses, assists bar associations with lawyer training events, and performs pro bono legal work.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Chambers USA, Illinois, Labor & Employment, 2008-2019
    • Illinois Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor, 2009-2011, 2013-2019
    • Illinois Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor, 2009-2011, 2013-2019
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Professional Affiliations

    • The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
    • Chicago Bar Association
    • American Bar Association – Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Youth Guidance WOW (Working on Womanhood) Advisory Council Member
    • American Bar Association – Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Youth Guidance WOW (Working on Womanhood) Advisory Council Member
    • Youth Guidance WOW (Working on Womanhood) Advisory Council Member
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Representative Experience

  • Conducted over 100 internal workplace investigations for various employers throughout the country, many of which related to allegations of sexual harassment.
  • Counsel for a financial services provider in a class action involving alleged failure to pay for overtime work prior to the start of and at the end of shifts.
  • Counsel for a national food products manufacturer in a multi-plaintiff multi-count federal race discrimination case. After seven days of testimony and arguments, we received a complete defense verdict in favor of our client.
  • Counsel for an aircraft manufacturer in a case alleging interference with retiree health care benefits in which the court granted summary judgment in favor of  our client.
  • Counsel representing a food products manufacturer in a multi-plaintiff case involving allegations of race and national origin discrimination. Obtained a complete defense verdict at conclusion of jury trial.
  • Counsel representing a retail chain in age and race discrimination claim. Obtained a ruling in favor of company at the conclusion of full hearing.
  • Counsel representing a retail chain in public accommodation case. Obtained a ruling in favor of Company at the conclusion of full hearing.
  • Counsel representing national manufacturer of textiles and home furnishings in a case in which the Supreme Court favorably redefined the law governing employer liability for workplace sexual harassment.
  • Counsel representing Chicago manufacturer of electrical connectors in national origin discrimination case involving a sexual harassment termination. Obtained a no liability finding at conclusion of a bench trial.
  • Counsel for Chicago trucking company in 10(j) injunction hearing relating to unfair labor practices. At the conclusion of a bench trial, obtained a favorable settlement comprised of a new union election in which company prevailed.
  • Counsel representing Chicago manufacturer of electrical connectors in national origin discrimination claim. Obtained a directed finding in favor of the company at the conclusion of the complainant’s case.
  • Counsel representing a financial services company in pregnancy discrimination case. Obtained a finding in favor of the company at the conclusion of full hearing.