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Jill S. Vorobiev Member

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
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Education

Notre Dame Law School, J.D. cum laude, 1996

  • Notre Dame Legal Scholar
  • Executive Editor, Journal of College and University Law

Amherst College, B.A. 1993

Language

Jill Vorobiev is a member of Dykema's Labor and Employment Group resident in the Chicago office, with an emphasis on labor and employment litigation. Her practice covers a broad-base, representing corporate clients in state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies. Ms. Vorobiev's experience includes matters under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the False Claims Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the National Labor Relations Act, as well as various state and local discrimination and employment laws. 

Ms. Vorobiev has extensive experience representing individuals and employers in trade secret misappropriation and non-compete cases in state and federal courts. She regularly counsels employers with respect to restrictive covenant agreements. She has also advised companies with respect to rejection and modification of labor contracts and retiree benefits and has worked on negotiations and litigation in bankruptcy matters.

In addition, Ms. Vorobiev regularly counsels and trains employers on federal and state labor and employment laws, civil rights laws, and compliance matters of all kinds.  She has reviewed and drafted employment policies, executive employment agreements, noncompete and confidentiality agreements and severance agreements.

Ms. Vorobiev joined Dykema in 2013 from the Chicago office of an AmLaw 100 firm.

Obtained summary judgment for employer on race, national origin, color and age discrimination and retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.  (United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2012).

Obtained summary judgment for employer on national origin discrimination claim brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  (United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2012).

Obtained summary judgment for employer on sex and age discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.  (United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2012).

Obtained summary judgment for employer on Title VII and Section 1981 retaliation claims.  (United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2009).

Defeated motion for preliminary injunction in non-compete case.  (United States District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2007).

Obtained Consent Decree and Final Judgment imposing injunctive relief in non-compete case.  (United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2007).

Obtained appellate victory on behalf of employer affirming lower court decision granting summary judgment motion on Americans With Disabilities Act and ERISA claims.  (Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 2004).

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee, Member
  • Board of Education of Community Consolidated School District 181, Hinsdale, Illinois, Vice President