Overview

Stephanie L. Mills-Gallan advises local and multistate employers regarding various employment and personnel matters, including paid sick leave, paid family leave, other leaves of absence, disability and accommodation, discrimination, and harassment. She helps clients stay current and compliant with an ever-changing legal landscape by drafting and auditing employee handbooks, policies, and procedures. Stephanie also represents employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, focusing her litigation practice on issues of claims relating to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and interference with protected leaves of absence.

Prior to joining Littler, Stephanie worked as an associate at a national firm where she represented a number of businesses, hospitals, and healthcare corporations involved in complex litigation, including areas of employment law, contract disputes, and products liability. Her experience extends from pre-litigation counseling through trial.  

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Illinois State Bar Association

Member

Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

Member

National Association of Women Lawyers

Member

Journal of Science & Technology Law, Boston University School of Law

2011-2012

Recognition

Dean's Scholar

Boston University School of Law

2010-2013

Dean's Award for Constitutional Law

Boston University School of Law

2011

Dean's Award for Evidence

Boston University School of Law

2011

Paul J. Liacos Distinguished Scholar

Boston University School of Law

2011-2012

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

University of Notre Dame

Sigma Delta Pi National Hispanic Honors Society

University of Notre Dame

Dean's List

University of Notre Dame

2006-2010

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program McGrath Scholars Award

research grant to study in Spain

University of Notre Dame

2009

Speaking Engagements

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Managing Challenges that Arise When the Employment Relationship Ends

2019 Illinois SHRM Conference, Oak Brook, IL

September 23, 2019

Chicago and Cook County, Illinois Paid Sick Leave Ordinances Take Effect

August 15, 2017

Education

  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 2013magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2010magna cum laude

Bar Admission

Wisconsin
Illinois

Courts

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