Overview

Chad Anderton advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, focusing primarily on employment discrimination litigation, including class action defense. He has experience with claims brought under:

  • Title VII
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
  • The California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
  • The California Fair Employment and Housing Act

Chad also litigates wage and hour class and collective actions under federal laws, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act and state laws, including the California Labor Code. Among his notable successes, he recently achieved the decertification of a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action.

Working predominantly with retail and restaurant chain clients, Chad also handles other employment-related issues and provides counseling on:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Personnel policies and procedures
  • Hiring and terminations
  • Wage and hour matters

Previously, he practiced at different firms in Ohio, California and Illinois, primarily engaged in commercial and employment litigation and public entity defense.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Former Member

Standing Committee on Judicial Evaluations

Illinois State Bar Association

Former Member

Labor and Employment Law Section Council

Illinois State Bar Association

News, Analysis & Press

Speaking Engagements

What do you do when Employment Law and Bankruptcy Collide?

Orange County Bar Association

2010

Education

  • J.D., University of Southern California, 1995
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1990

Bar Admission

California
Illinois
Ohio

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan