Perspectiva General

Kathryn Siegel advises and represents employers in matters of employment law and labor relations before federal and state courts, federal agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board, and state employment agencies. She handles class action wage and hour matters and works with clients regarding employment discrimination and harassment in matters related to:

  • Title VII
  • The American with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Illinois Human Rights Act

She also has experience in labor relations, including arbitration, collective bargaining, union elections and unfair labor practice charges, and providing advice regarding the National Labor Relations Act.

Kathryn serves as the Illinois liaison for Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute (WPI). Kathryn focuses on Illinois state legislative and regulatory developments in employment and labor law, as well as municipal ordinances and regulation of the workplace. She assists the employer community in understanding and impacting Illinois legislation before it becomes law.

In law school, Kathryn was founder of the Vanderbilt Labor and Employment Law Society. After college, Kathryn took master’s degree coursework in French Literature and taught beginning French at Miami University. 

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association


Chicago Bar Association


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News, Analysis & Press

Fired Workers Can Still Have Fun, NLRB Deputy Says

Law360 Employment Authority

March 2, 2023

Recall Furloughed Workers Lawfully

SHRM Online

June 11, 2020

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

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

December 26, 2018

DOL Issues Updated FMLA Forms


September 5, 2018

Speaking Engagements

A Trap for the Unwary: How Your Company Could Go Union Without an Election

Littler Executive Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 8, 2024

2023 Mid-Atlantic Regional Employer Conference

Washington, DC

June 16, 2023

Reaching the Unreachable Employee - How to Connect with the New Generation of Workers

Littler Executive Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 11, 2023

Behind the Headlines: The Real State of Union Organizing and What Employers Should Be Doing

Littler Executive Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 11, 2023

Who Wants to Be a Lawionaire?

Littler Executive Employer Conference

May 5, 2022

Labor & Employment ADR Under the Biden Administration: What Will It Look Like?

CPR: International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution

February 24, 2021

The New National Labor Relations Board: Changes, Observations and Current Issues

February 9, 2018

Littler Women's Leadership Initiative Luncheon

Chicago, IL

November 10, 2016

Workplace Nightmares…The Employee Who Haunts Your Dreams

Chicago, IL

October 23, 2014

Labor Crisis: The NLRB Targets Nonunion and Union Employers, Significantly Expanding Its Reach During a Tumultuous Time

Association of Corporate Counsel, Chicago Chapter

May 20, 2013

Social Media and the Workplace

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

March 9, 2012


  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2008
  • B.A., Miami University, 2004cum laude


  • Francés

Admisión de la barra



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