Adam C. Wit specializes in both labor relations and a wide range of employment-related issues. With respect to labor relations, he regularly represents employers in:

  • Matters before the National Labor Relations Board
  • Labor arbitrations
  • Collective bargaining

With respect to employment-related matters, Adam specializes in employment discrimination litigation and has represented employers in federal court and administrative tribunals in both single plaintiff and class action cases involving retaliation, race and sex discrimination, harassment, and other matters that arise under:

  •  Title VII
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The National Labor Relations Act

Among his successes, he tried to verdict one of the only associational harassment cases brought under Title VII and obtained a full jury defense verdict; successfully defended an employer in an NLRB trial relating to a lock-out at one of the company's plants; and defeated class certification in race and sexual harassment claims for two major national corporations.

Additionally, Adam routinely counsels employers on all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including:

  • The NLRA and labor relations issues
  • Discrimination and harassment issues
  • The ADA
  • The FMLA
  • Trade secret and restrictive covenant issues
  • The development and enforcement of personnel policies and procedures

Most frequently, he works with clients in manufacturing, retail, and waste disposal.

The current office-managing shareholder in Chicago, Adam also previously served as the Chicago representative on the firm's Associates Committee for five years. Prior to working at Littler, he was an associate in the labor and employment practice group at another law firm in Chicago. He also taught as an adjunct professor in legal research and writing at the Chicago-Kent School of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology.


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Publications & Press

Sex harassment suit hits Inland units, exec

Crain's Chicago Business

November 6, 2012

The Supreme Court Widens the Opening for Title VII Retaliation Claims

Illinois Bar Journal, Volume 95 #1

January 2007

M.B. Sturgis, Inc.: Upsetting the Balance of the Temporary Employment Relationship

26 Empl. Rel. L.J. 7

Spring 2001

Sutton and Murphy: What It Means to Be Disabled Under the ADA

25 Empl. Rel. L.J. 41 (Aspen Law and Business)

Winter 1999

Should Mitigating Measures Be Considered In The Disability Analysis Under the ADA?

24 Empl. Rel. L.J. 73 (Aspen Law and Business)

Summer 1998

The Similarly Situated Individual: Evidence of Comparable Employees and Its Application in Employment Discrimination Litigation

23 Empl. Rel. L.J. 31 (Wiley)

Winter 1997

Speaking Engagements

Labor’s New Strategies for Empowering Workers

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

June 13, 2014

New Frontiers in Organizing

Chicago, IL

May 22, 2014

Class Action Summit

October 22, 2012

Social Media and the Workplace

YLS Social Media and Web Development Committee - The Chicago Bar Association

March 9, 2012


  • J.D., Boston College, 1995 cum laude
  • B.A., The George Washington University, 1992 summa cum laude

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana