Overview

Abby L. Bochenek represents employers in a broad range of employment matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. She has experience counseling clients on multiple employment law areas including:

  • Employee handbooks, policies and procedures
  • Employment and separation agreements, including restrictive covenants and executive compensation
  • Whistleblowing and retaliation
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Illinois Human Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • The Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act
  • The Illinois Minimum Wage Law

Prior to joining Littler, Abby was an associate at an internationally recognized boutique employment law firm. During law school, Abby served as an extern to the Honorable Leida J. Gonzalez Santiago of the Circuit Court of Cook County. She 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. 

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

The Chicago Bar Association

Member

The American Bar Association

Member

The Illinois Bar Association

Member

American Heart Association Associate Board of Chicago

Member

Vanderbilt University Alumni Association

Recognition

CALI Award

Highest grade in Forensic Sciences

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Dean's List

Chicago-Kent College of Law

2011-2013

Dean's List

Vanderbilt University

2003-2007

News, Analysis & Press

The Cat’s Revenge: Individual Liability Under the Cat’s Paw Doctrine

8 Seventh Circuit Rev. 120

Fall 2012

Speaking Engagements

Modern Slavery: How Corporate Policies and Corporate Action Can Combat Human Trafficking in the United Stated and Outside Our Borders

Webinar, Practicing Law Institute

July 14, 2015

Education

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2013
  • B.S., Vanderbilt University, 2007magna cum laude

Bar Admission

Illinois
Texas

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois