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Dykema Adds Labor & Employment Lawyer in Chicago

Dykema Continues to Expand in Key Practice Areas With Hire of Member Jill Vorobiev

November 21, 2013

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today the addition of Jill S. Vorobiev to its Labor & Employment Group and Litigation Department as a member in the firm’s Chicago office. Prior to joining Dykema, Vorobiev was with Jones Day.

Vorobiev has extensive experience in employment litigation and counseling on labor and employment issues. Her litigation experience includes all forms of discrimination claims, non-competes and trade secrets, wage & hour and class action litigation. She also handles labor arbitrations and has represented corporate clients in federal and state courts and before many different administrative agencies.

“Jill is a well-rounded, strategic thinker with a sharp focus on labor and employment issues,” said Michael Borders, Office Managing Member of Dykema’s Chicago office. “She will do an exceptional job in helping us build our labor and employment practice in Chicago. She brings professional excellence and a sophisticated practice to the firm.”

Vorobiev regularly counsels and trains employers on federal and state labor and employment laws, civil rights laws and compliance matters. She is also a member of the Judicial Evaluation Committee of The Chicago Bar Association and vice president of the Board of Education of Community Consolidated School District 181.

“Jill is an important addition to our Labor & Employment Group and the firm as a whole,” said Patrick Hickey, Leader of Dykema’s Labor & Employment Group. “She brings extensive experience in employment litigation and understands the complex workings of employment law and how best to counsel clients in this area. She will not only assist our Chicago-based clients, but will provide strategic counsel to those clients served through our other offices as well.”

Vorobiev received her B.A from Amherst College and her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame, where she graduated cum laude.

Dykema’s Labor & Employment Group and Litigation attorneys provide strategic counsel on all employment-related issues, from civil rights and employee benefits to union negotiations, immigration and all types of litigation and arbitration. The attorneys in this practice represent both corporate and public employers in such diverse fields as retail, automotive, information technology, manufacturing, construction, transportation, banking and finance, health care, government and education.

With the firm’s advice, clients can navigate and comply with complex laws and meet specific employment-related objectives. Dykema also maintains a labor and employment law blog ( in which its attorneys highlight important legal developments with practical implications for clients.