Lillian Manning represents the interests of employers before state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, and the Illinois Department of Human Rights. She litigates individual, class, and collective actions on a wide variety of matters, including employment discrimination and retaliation, workers’ compensation retaliation, wage and hour, biometric privacy, and wrongful termination claims brought under the ADA, FMLA, Title VII, MHRA, IHRA, FLSA, MMWL, BIPA, and other state and federal laws governing employment. Lillian also provides counseling to employers on general compliance matters arising under various federal, state, and local laws. Her practice also includes the development of employment policies and procedures, policy and procedure training, and internal investigations.
Prior to joining Littler, Lillian’s practice focused on complex civil litigation including extensive work with discovery and motion practice. During law school, she worked at a mid-sized firm in Nebraska and clerked for Supervisory Administrative Judge Tatjana Schwendinger at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She was also the primary editor of the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, and received a CALI Award recognizing her as the top student attorney in the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Clinic. Throughout her education, Lillian focused on the interconnections of law, human resources, and business ethics.