Overview

Victoria L. Gray counsels employers in a wide range of labor and employment matters, including state and federal court litigation and proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and the Chicago Commission on Human Relations. She advises and represents clients on leave management and disability accommodation policies, employment discrimination, harassment, and in matters related to:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Illinois Human Rights Act

Her practice also encompasses labor relations and she represents management in labor disputes, arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges, and provides advice and counsel on matters before federal and state labor relations board.

Victoria also conducts confidential internal investigations involving allegations of employee misconduct, workplace harassment, and discriminatory treatment.

As a former assistant state’s attorney, she obtained first chair bench and jury trial experience in both civil and criminal matters. Previously, she served as chief in-house labor and employment counsel for a mass transit agency and practiced for five years at an international law firm in Chicago managing business litigation and corporate governance matters. Victoria also served as a federal judicial law clerk for the Hon. Sharon Johnson Coleman in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

During law school, Victoria served as an intern with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and as a judicial extern for the Hon. Amy St. Eve, both in the Northern District of Illinois, and was a member of the Law Review and Order of the Coif.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Chicago Bar Association

Volunteer Teacher

Chicago Legal Prep Charter School

Volunteer

Street Law Program, West Town Academy

2018

Volunteer

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Legal Clinic

2017-2018

Panel Member

Citizens Advisory Board, Lake County, IL

2013-2014

Recognition

Order of the Coif

Recipient, Outstanding Contribution

Lake County Citizens Advisory Board

Books & Book Chapters

  • Employment Discrimination: Practice and Procedure, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Contributing Author, 2018 Edition

Education

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2007

Bar Admission

Illinois

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio