Laner Muchin, Ltd.
Ms. O’Brien has been repeatedly selected as one of the “Top 50 Women Attorneys in Illinois”. Additionally, she is included in the list of Illinois’ Super Lawyers (2005-18); Top Lawyers in Illinois - Labor and Employment Law Related; and the Leading Lawyers Network of Top Lawyers. She also has received the highest Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating for ethical standards and legal ability. In 2013, she was elected to be a Fellow/Member of the prestigious College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Ms. O’Brien previously served on the Adjunct Faculty of the Loyola School of Law where she taught Employment Discrimination law.
For nearly 30 years, Ms. O’Brien has worked at Laner Muchin, Ltd., a 45-person law firm that represents public and private sector employers in numerous areas of labor and employment law, including: collective bargaining negotiations, grievance and interest arbitrations; anti-harassment and diversity in the workplace educational programs; compliance obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and all other state, federal and local employment and labor laws. She also is a frequent speaker on recent developments in the law including those related to issues of unlawful harassment, sexual harassment and bullying.
- Solving the Puzzle of "Just Cause" in Labor Arbitration