Overview

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.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

The Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis

2015-present

Member

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

2015-present

Big Sister

Big Brothers Big Sisters

2012-present

Volunteer

National MS Society

1997-present

President

St. Louis Area Alumnae Association

Kappa Kappa Gamma

2021-2023

Bridging the Gap Chair

Young Lawyers Division

The Bar Association of Missouri St. Louis

2018-2020

President

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law Labor and Employment Law Society

2015

Recognition

Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America©

2021

Young Lawyers Division Award of Merit

The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

2019

Order of the Barristers

2015

Recipient

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

CALI Award, Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Clinic

2015

Semi-Finalist

Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Competition

2013-2014

Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society

Creighton University

2012

Speaking Engagements

Technology in Recruiting and Hiring: Hidden Legal Risks

Greater St. Louis SHRM Conference

October 18, 2019

Technology in Recruiting and Hiring: Hidden Legal Risks

Littler St. Louis Employer Conference

September 25, 2019

Technology in Recruiting and Hiring: Hidden Legal Risks

MO-SHRM Annual Conference

August 8, 2019

Education

  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law, 2015cum laude
  • B.S./B.A., Creighton University, 2012summa cum laude

Bar Admission

Missouri
Illinois