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Taylor N. Rollinson

Associate Chicago

Ms. Rollinson represents businesses and management in all areas of employment law, including client counseling, training, and litigation. She has experience in both state and federal court, and experience litigating employment law matters in various agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Human Rights Commission.

In 2014 through 2017, Super Lawyers identified Ms. Rollinson as an Illinois 'Rising Star,' a distinction awarded to attorneys under the age of 40 who have been evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Prior to joining Ogletree, Ms. Rollinson was an associate at a civil defense firm representing businesses, primary and secondary schools, higher education institutions, nursing homes, and religious institutions in all areas of employment law.


Employment Litigation: Ms. Rollinson has defended numerous companies in federal and state courts against a wide range of employment discrimination claims, including claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the Illinois Human Rights Act. Some examples include:

  • Defending a corporation against claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 1981. Antron Cannon v. General Supply & Services, Inc., 1:15-cv-06982, 2016 WL 7339151 (N.D. Ill.)
  • Defending a corporation against claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Illinois Human Rights Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. Thomas Ciesielski v. JP Morgan Chase & Co., 1:14-cv-10073, 2016 WL 3406399 (N.D. Ill.)
  • Defending an educational institution against claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Steven C. Helm Jr., vs. Ancilla Domini College, 3:11-CV-212 JVB, 2012 WL 4120006 (N.D. Ind.)
  • Defending a municipality and individual defendants against claims brought under Section 1983. Samuel Pope, Jr. v. Gary Housing Authority, 2:09-CV-301, 2012 WL 1035449 (N.D. Ind.)

Administrative Charges: Ms. Rollinson also has significant experience representing clients in matters involving claims of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Illinois Department of Human Rights, and City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations. Ms. Rollinson frequently represents employers at the Illinois Department of Labor.

Employment Counseling: Ms. Rollinson counsels clients on a variety of employee issues, including discipline and discharge decisions, workplace policies, and general employment issues involving state and federal laws.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • Illinois Association Defense Trial counsel

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December 2012 - Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Defense Update - "Third Wheel, Inc.: Employer Regulation of Romantic Relationships Between Employees"