Lori A. Zahalka: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Lori A. Zahalka

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone312 701 7921

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Employment Litigation & Counseling
  • Privacy & Security
  • Social Media Law
Contact InfoTelephone: 312 701 7921
Fax: 312 706 8637
University DePaul University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1999
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2005
Admitted2005, Illinois; 2005, US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Lori practices commercial litigation and represents business entities in complex disputes in state and federal courts, including professional negligence claims brought against national accounting firms, fraud claims, contract disputes, and government investigations. She has taken and defended depositions as well as briefed and argued dispositive and discovery-related motions.

In addition, Lori practices labor & employment litigation, representing clients in matters before federal and state courts and various administrative agencies, including the defense of individual and class claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge, and employment-related torts. Lori also provides clients with counsel and advice on employment-related matters such as employee discipline and termination, employment policies, employment agreements, separation agreement and covenants not to compete.

Lori joined Mayer Brown in 2005.


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California District Court Reaffirms that Collective Bargaining Agreements Define When Overtime Begins
Andrea M. Weiss,Ruth Zadikany,Lori A. Zahalka, August 30, 2014
Decision: In Kilbourne v. Coca-Cola Company, the US District Court for the Southern District of California granted partial summary judgment in favor of Coca-Cola in connection with a former employee’s overtime claims. The court held that, although California Labor Code Section 510 sets forth...

California Supreme Court Ups the Ante for Employers to Meet the Commissioned Employee Exemption
Andrea M. Weiss,Ruth Zadikany,Lori A. Zahalka, August 30, 2014
Decision: The California Supreme Court recently issued a unanimous decision in Peabody v. Time Warner Cable, Inc., clarifying several issues regarding employer commission plans. Under Time Warner’s commission plan, employees had to meet three specified conditions to “earn” their...

California Supreme Court Rejects Sampling Method for Determining Liability in Class Actions
Andrea M. Weiss,Ruth Zadikany,Lori A. Zahalka, June 30, 2014
Decision: In Duran v. U.S. Bank N.A., the plaintiffs sought to represent a class of loan officers who contended that they were improperly classified as exempt employees under the “outside salesperson” exemption to California’s overtime wage payment law, which applies to employees...

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Lori A. Zahalka

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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