James W. Gladden

Senior Counsel
Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone+1 312 701 7253

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Practice Areas

  • Employment & Benefits
  • Environmental
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Employment Litigation & Counseling
Contact InfoTelephone: +1 312 701 7253
Fax: +1 312 706 9256
University DePauw University, A.B., with honors/high distinction, 1961
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1964
Admitted1964, Illinois; 1965, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; 1978, US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; 1978, US Supreme Court; 1986, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; 1988, US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


American Bar Association, Labor Section, Equal Employment Opportunity Committee


James Gladden is senior labor and employment counsel. He focuses on representing corporations and other major organizations in all aspects of employment-related claims, including presentations to and hearings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and related state agencies. He also represents employers in a variety of other employment litigation in state and federal courts. His major clients have included such well-known names as Ford Motor Company, Leo Burnett & Company, Abbott Laboratories and the University of Chicago.

In his traditional labor law practice, James acts on behalf of corporations in NLRB and collective bargaining matters, including responding to unfair labor practice charges and negotiating collective bargaining agreements. He also negotiates conciliation agreements.

James entered practice with Mayer Brown in 1964 and assumed his current position of Senior Counsel and Retired Partner in 2005.


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James W. Gladden

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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