Perspectiva General

Stephanie L. Mills-Gallan advises local and multistate employers regarding various employment and personnel matters, including paid sick leave, paid family leave, other leaves of absence, disability and accommodation, discrimination, and harassment. She helps clients stay current and compliant with an ever-changing legal landscape by drafting and auditing employee handbooks, policies, and procedures. Stephanie also represents employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, focusing her litigation practice on issues of claims relating to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and interference with protected leaves of absence.

Prior to joining Littler, Stephanie worked as an associate at a national firm where she represented a number of businesses, hospitals, and healthcare corporations involved in complex litigation, including areas of employment law, contract disputes, and products liability. Her experience extends from pre-litigation counseling through trial.  

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


American Bar Association


Illinois State Bar Association


Women’s Bar Association of Illinois


National Association of Women Lawyers


Journal of Science & Technology Law, Boston University School of Law



Dean's Scholar

Boston University School of Law


Dean's Award for Constitutional Law

Boston University School of Law


Dean's Award for Evidence

Boston University School of Law


Paul J. Liacos Distinguished Scholar

Boston University School of Law


Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

University of Notre Dame

Sigma Delta Pi National Hispanic Honors Society

University of Notre Dame

Dean's List

University of Notre Dame


Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program McGrath Scholars Award

research grant to study in Spain

University of Notre Dame


News, Analysis & Press

From Carbon Copies to Filing Formats, What Lawyers Need to Know

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

December 26, 2018

Speaking Engagements

Can I Get Off at the Next Stop? Unbuckling Mandated Paid Sick Leave from Your PTO Policy

2022 Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) FMLA/ADA Employer Compliance Conference, Los Angeles, CA

March 2022

Wage and Hour & Paid Leave Changes in 2021

International Franchise Association Virtual Annual Convention 2021

February 17, 2021

Conquering the Challenges of Family Medical and Sick Leave Obligations in the Time of COVID-19

Littler’s Upper Midwest Employer Conference

November 11, 2020

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Managing Challenges that Arise When the Employment Relationship Ends

2019 Illinois SHRM Conference, Oak Brook, IL

September 23, 2019

Chicago and Cook County, Illinois Paid Sick Leave Ordinances Take Effect

August 15, 2017


  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 2013magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2010magna cum laude

Admisión de la barra



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan