Peter R. Bulmer

Peter R. Bulmer: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.
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Biography

Peter R. Bulmer is a Principal in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents management nationwide in all facets of employment and labor law.

Mr. Bulmer counsels management on employment matters and preventive measures to avoid litigation and, where litigation cannot be avoided, he defends employers before state and federal administrative agencies and courts. He also represents employers in prosecuting and defending claims of unlawful competition.

Mr. Bulmer is a featured speaker and author on employment law topics and a past chair of a national association of labor and employment lawyers.

While attending law school, Mr. Bulmer was Editor-in-Chief of the Creighton Law Review. He was a volunteer with the Peace Corps in Zaire, Africa, from 1981 to 1983.

Published Works

Employment & Labour Law, First ed. (Global Legal Insights, 2012) [Contributing Author - U.S.A. Chapter]
The Developing Labor Law (cumulative supplement), Fourth ed. (Bureau of National Affairs, 2002) [Contributing Editor]
Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment: A Practical Guide (CCH Incorporated, 2000) [Co-Editor]
Labor Law Basics (American Compensation Association, 1996) [Co-Author]
• Alcohol and Drug Testing in the Workplace, The Americans With Disabilities Act: Access and Accommodations (Paul Deutsch Press, 1992) [Chapter Author]
• Leveling the Playing Field with Non-Competes, Executive Counsel (Dec 2011/Jan 2012) [Author]
• The Supreme Court Rules on Retaliation, The Illinois Manufacturer (February 28, 2003) [Author]
• Discrimination by National Origin, The Illinois Manufacturer (June 1, 2003) [Co-Author]
• Healthcare Privacy: A Primer on the HIPAA Act, The Illinois Manufacturer (June 1, 2003) [Author]
• Defending Against the ADA's Direct Threat, The Illinois Manufacturer (June 1, 2002) [Author]
• Redefining Disability, The Illinois Manufacturer (February 1, 2002) [Author]
• A Call to Arms: What Employers Need to Know About Military Leave, The Illinois Manufacturer (December 1, 2001) [Author]
• Supremes Look at Workplace Law, The Illinois Manufacturer (December 1, 2001) [Author]

Speeches and Presentations

•“Wage and hour Law,” NBI (webinar, October 2016) (panelist)
•“The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”): A Small Step or a Big Leap?” The Knowledge Group (webinar, October 2016) (panelist)
•“Advanced Employment Law,” NBI (webinar, September 2016) (panelist)
•“Advanced Human Resource Law,” NBI (webinar, April 2016) (panelist)

Blog Posts

Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report
Clear as Mud: Illinois Courts Continue to Grapple With The “Adequacy” Of Consideration for Non-Compete Agreements
November 9, 2017

It is axiomatic that a contract requires consideration to be binding.

By Peter R. Bulmer and Colin A. Thakkar

Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report
President Obama Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
May 11, 2016

The federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 was signed into law on May 11, 2016 by President Obama. A review of the law and its impact on employers can be found here: http://www.noncompetereport.com/2016/04/defend-trade-secrets-act-set-to-become-law/...

By Clifford R. Atlas, Erik J. Winton and Peter R. Bulmer

Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report
Defend Trade Secrets Act Set to Become Law
April 28, 2016

For the first time, there will be a federal private right of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), passed by both houses of Congress, is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature and his office has stated it “strongly supports” the legislation.

By Clifford R. Atlas, Peter R. Bulmer and Erik J. Winton

Publications

August 25, 2016

Illinois Freedom to Work Act: One State’s Reaction to Overreaching Non-Compete Agreements

In an effort to address possible overuse of non-compete agreements by certain employers, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has signed into law the Illinois Freedom to Work Act. The Act prohibits private sector employers from entering into non-compete restrictions with “low-wage employees” and renders any such agreements “...

May 12, 2016

Defend Trade Secrets Act Becomes Law, Opening Federal Courts to Aggrieved Companies

For the first time, companies have a federal private right of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), signed by President Barack Obama on May 11, 2016, applies to any misappropriation of trade secrets that occurs on or after the signing date.Until now, companies victimized by...

April 28, 2016

Defend Trade Secrets Act Set to Become Law

For the first time, there will be a federal private right of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), passed by both houses of Congress, is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature and his office has stated it “strongly supports” the legislation. The DTSA will...

In the News

August 15, 2017

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Best Lawyers in America Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are...

August 15, 2016

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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY August, 15, 2016 - Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that more than 145 attorneys throughout the firm’s 57 locations have been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2017. In addition, 13 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the...

August 17, 2015

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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective...

Webinars

Archived

Compliant Non-Competes: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid

When April 28, 2015 - 2:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Credits:Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.

Areas of Practice (14)

  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Wage and Hour
  • Construction
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Media
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Professional Services
  • Retail and Consumer Goods
  • Technology
  • Transportation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
312-803-2501  Phone
(312) 787-4995  Fax
www.jacksonlewis.com
University Attended:
University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1981
Law School Attended:
Creighton University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Editor-in-Chief, Creighton Law Review, 1986
Year of First admission:
1985
Admission:
1986, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1987, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois and U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eight Circuit; 1993, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan and U.S. Supreme Court; 1998, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana and U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin; 1999, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin; 2001, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; 2005, U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
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Professional Associations and Activities

•Chicago SHRM
•Human Resource Management Association of Chicago
•Society for Human Resource Management

Birth Information:
1959
ISLN:
908685491
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