Overview

As a member of the Littler CaseSmart® team and based in Illinois, Tamkin F. Anwar partners with local Littler litigation teams in formulating and executing a discovery strategy for employment litigation cases. She drafts discovery requests and responses, evaluates the opposing party’s requests and responses, reviews documents and oversees document productions, and conducts discovery-related legal research and briefing. Her focus is deposition preparation and motions to compel.

Tamkin has experience advising and representing employers in matters of employment law before state and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies. Generally, she has counseled and defended clients regarding employment discrimination and harassment claims arising under state and federal laws including:

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Family Medical Leave Act
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Various other federal and state civil rights laws

Tamkin has also worked in-house in various industries, including higher education, software development and hospitality. Having worked in-house, she understands the unique demands and pressures specific to inside counsel.

While in law school, Tamkin worked as a law clerk for the Heartland Alliance, formerly the Midwest Immigrant & Human Rights Center, and as an extern to the Hon. Moshe Jacobius, presiding judge of the Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, Associate Board

Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services (CARPLS)

2012-present

Education

  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, 2006magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003cum laude

Languages

  • Urdu
  • Hindi

Bar Admission

Illinois

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois