Colleen G. DeRosa

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Colleen DeRosa is a strategic advocate, litigator, and negotiator focusing in labor and employment law. She leads the defense of employment litigation, including wrongful discharge, retaliation, whistleblower, unfair competition, unpaid wages, and discrimination and harassment claims. She also defends employers in class and collective matters seeking unpaid wages or overtime pay for classes of employees.

Colleen is a responsive problem-solver and helps companies, large and small, to manage employee relations and to avoid or efficiently resolve disputes. She provides training and advice on best practices for various personnel policies, guides clients through employee leaves of absence and performance management issues, and prepares and enforces employment agreements with non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure provisions.

Colleen also practices traditional labor law including first chairing labor arbitrations and responding to NLRB charges.

Since 2013, Super Lawyers has named Colleen as an Illinois Rising Star, a distinction awarded to less than 2.5% of Illinois attorneys under the age of 40.

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Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Executive Committee of the Associates Board for Legal Prep Charter Academy (2010 to 2015)


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