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 Court Extends Whistleblower Protections to “Perceived Whistleblowers”
Ruth Zadikany,Lori A. Zahalka, February 26, 2015
Decision: In Diego v. Pilgrim United Church of Christ, a preschool employee alleged she was wrongfully terminated from her employment in violation of public policy as a result of the school director’s mistaken belief that she had lodged a complaint with the Department of Social Services,...

California Court of Appeal Holds That A Parent Holding Company May Be Liable for the Unlawful Wage and Hour Practices of a Subsidiary
Marcia E. Goodman,Andrea M. Weiss,Ruth Zadikany,Lori A. Zahalka,John Zaimes, December 2, 2014
Decision: In Castaneda v. The Ensign Group, the California Court of Appeal issued a published decision holding that a corporate parent that has no employees can be found liable for its subsidiary’s nonpayment of overtime and minimum wages to employees if the parent wholly owns the subsidiary...

New California Employment Laws Impose Additional Responsibilities On Employers
Marcia E. Goodman,Andrea M. Weiss,Ruth Zadikany,Lori A. Zahalka,John Zaimes, December 2, 2014
Development: California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a series of bills aimed at increasing protections for California workers. Most notable are the implementation of a paid sick leave requirement in California and a new law that imposes statutory joint employer liability on companies that use...

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Lori A. Zahalka

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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