Staci Ketay Rotman advises and represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. She represents clients before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, as well as in arbitration proceedings. Staci has experience with class actions, multiplaintiff litigation, TRO/preliminary injunctions and trials. She uses her litigation experience to counsel employers on how best to achieve their business objectives while minimizing the risks of litigation.

Staci serves as trusted counsel, investigator and problem solver for clients in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, financial services, retail, technology, insurance, hospitality and hotels, automotive and healthcare. She has extensive experience in connection with employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, reductions in force, leave management, employee accommodation, restrictive covenants, employment related torts, employment policies and agreements, investigations and other workplace issues.

She also advises and represents employers on the Fair Labor Standards Act and related state statutes, ranging from worker classification audits to claims alleging unpaid wages. 

Professional & Community Affiliations


American Bar Association


Chicago Bar Association


Named, Leading Lawyer



Named, Super Lawyer

Super Lawyers


Named, Rising Star

Super Lawyers

2009, 2012

News, Analysis & Press

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, How to Achieve Your Business Objectives While Minimizing the Risks of Litigation

2016 NCSEA Winter Leadership Forum, San Diego, CA

March 10, 2016

Panelist, Preparing for and Surviving a DOL Audit and Aggressive Investigations by State Equivalents

American Conference Institute’s Annual National Forum on Wage Hour Claims and Class Actions, Miami, FL

January 28, 2016

Panelist, FLSA Administrative and Executive Exemptions: Avoiding, Auditing and Correcting Misclassifications

Strafford Webinar

August 5, 2015

Panelist, Pre and Post-Shift Activities Post-Integrity Staffing v. Busk; and the Latest on the “Integral and Indispensable” Test and the Determination of Compensable Work Time

American Conference Institute’s Annual National Forum on Wage Hour Claims and Class Actions, New York, NY

May 28, 2015

Panelist, Illinois Legislative Update: Looking Ahead – Political Climate and Legislative Update on the 99th General Assembly

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education: Annual Business & Employment Law Institute, Chicago, IL

April 27, 2015

Panelist, Spotlight on Recent Surge in Religious Discrimination Claims

American Conference Institute’s 6th Annual Forum on Defending and Managing Employment Discrimination Litigation, New York, NY

July 31-August 1, 2014


  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1997with honors
  • B.A., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1994

Bar Admission



  • 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 Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana