Abby L. Bochenek represents and advises employers in a broad range of employment matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, with an emphasis on wage and hour disputes. Her practice focuses on litigating Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions and corresponding state law class actions, as well as Rule 23 class actions. Abby has also served as a core team member on mass arbitrations of individual wage and hour claims.
She routinely defends clients against claims involving discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
Abby often works with clients in the following industries:
- Restaurant and hospitality
- Chemicals and food safety
- Waste disposal
- Gig economy
- Transportation, including airline and railroad
In addition to representing clients in litigation, Abby provides counselling on employment and separation agreements and employee policies and procedures. She also frequently provides virtual and in-person EEO trainings.
Prior to joining Littler, Abby was an associate at an internationally recognized boutique employment law firm. During law school, Abby earned her Certificate in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution and interned for the Law Offices of Chicago-Kent’s Employment and Civil Rights Clinic. She was elected as the president of the Society of Women in Law and inducted into the prestigious Bar and Gavel Society. Prior to attending law school, Abby worked as a media buyer and planner for an international media agency.