Overview

Orly Henry represents the interests of employers before state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies in individual, class, and collective actions on a wide variety of matters, including employment discrimination and retaliation, wage and hour, biometric privacy, wrongful termination, and contract disputes. She also provides counseling to employers on general compliance matters arising under various federal, state, and local laws, including the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the WARN Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act, and the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. Her practice also includes assisting employers in developing employment policies and conducting internal investigations.

During law school, Orly was a senior articles editor of the Journal of Law and Social Policy. She externed for the Hon. Joan H. Lefkow, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Prior to attending law school, Orly was an intern in the office of U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin and worked in the publishing industry as an editorial assistant.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Community Building & Jewish Continuity Commission, Scholarship Committee

Jewish United Fund

Former Member

Young Leadership Division Board 2013-2018; Board President 2016-2017

Jewish United Fund

Recognition

Named, Double Chai in the Chi: Chicago’s Jewish 36 Under 36 List

Oy!Chicago

2016

News, Analysis & Press

Web Accessibility for the Visually Impaired Under the ADA

Westlaw Journal Computer & Internet

October 9, 2014

If You Will It, It Is No Dream: Balancing Public Policy and Testamentary Freedom

Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy

January 1, 2011

Education

  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 2011
  • A.B., Washington University in St. Louis, 2007

Bar Admission

Illinois

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado