Lori A. Zahalka: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Lori A. Zahalka

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

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  • 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 Appellate Court Upholds On-Duty Rest Periods
Ruth Zadikany,Lori A. Zahalka, April 7, 2015
Decision: In Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc., a California Court of Appeal reversed a $94 million judgment in a wage-and-hour class action, rejecting the plaintiffs’ theory that the company violated wage-and-hour laws by requiring some employees to remain “on call” and...

NLRB Holds that Employees Have Right To Use Employers’ Email Systems for Non-Work Purposes
Ruth Zadikany,Lori A. Zahalka, April 7, 2015
Decision: In Purple Communications, the NLRB recently held in a 3-2 decision that employees have the right to use their employers’ email systems during non-work time for non-work purposes, including for the purpose of union organizing. Noting that “the use of email as a common form of...

Ninth Circuit Upholds Substantial Punitive Damages Award in Sexual Harassment Case Despite Award of Nominal Compensatory Damages
Ruth Zadikany,Lori A. Zahalka, April 7, 2015
Decision: In State of Arizona v. Asarco, an en banc Ninth Circuit panel held that a $300,000 punitive damages verdict in a sexual harassment case in which only nominal damages were awarded comported with due process. The plaintiffs in the underlying case successfully established liability for...

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Lori A. Zahalka

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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