Chambers USA Client Guide states that Mr. Schlueter “comes highly recommended for his expertise in wage and hour, discrimination and restrictive covenant disputes.”
One client reports to Chambers that Mr. Schlueter is: “… a fantastic attorney – incredibly responsive, knowledgeable, strategic, and a true partner to our business”
Another client told Chambers that Mr. Schlueter: “… is knowledgeable and understands our company and pressure points.” “He is a really smart and great lawyer.”
Tobias is the Managing Shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Chicago office and chair of its Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets Practice Group. He is also a member of Ogletree Deakins’ Client Services Steering Committee and a former member of the Firm’s Professional Development Steering Committee, which is responsible for creating and implementing the firm’s professional development programs and initiatives. Mr. Schlueter is a strategic advocate and litigator for businesses in employment (including discrimination, retaliation, wage & hour, ADA, FMLA etc.) and unfair competition matters (including restrictive covenants (non-compete, non-solicit and confidentiality), trade secrets, duties of loyalty, tortious interference, and conspiracy, etc.). Mr. Schlueter has a proven track record in litigating high stakes matters involving temporary restraining orders and other injunctive relief. He also has significant experience trying FINRA arbitration matters.
Mr. Schlueter is rated by Chambers USA as a Top Ranked / Leading Lawyer in Labor & Employment (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021). Only 34 lawyers in Illinois have this distinction. Mr. Schlueter is also recognized as a Best Lawyer in America (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022) for Employment Law – Management. In 2020 and 2021, Super Lawyers recognized Mr. Schlueter as an Illinois “Super Lawyer.” Super Lawyers previously named Mr. Schlueter as an Illinois Rising Star for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Law360 featured one of Mr. Schlueter’s victories when Ogletree Deakins received the “Employment Group of the Year” distinction in 2019.