Farr, Emily Wessel

  • Represented an Illinois-based corporation in a declaratory action filed by an insurer.
  • Represented and successfully negotiated multiple settlements with former employees.
  • Counseled dozens of businesses in issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including vaccination, masking, remote/hybrid work, and return to work.
  • Counseled multiple corporations at the startup phase on employment agreements, offer letters for key employees, policies and procedures, and restrictive covenants.
  • Represented multiple companies in defense of Illinois Department of Employment Security unemployment claims.
  • Assisted several multi-state employers with updating HR handbooks to comply with obligations under various state local and federal laws.
  • Conducted regular harassment prevention trainings in person and over Zoom for a variety of companies and organizations.
  • Represented a Chicago-based digital healthcare agency in its sale to a global commercialization partner for the life sciences industry.
  • Represented a technology managed services firm in settling a complex and highly contested lawsuit.
  • Tried to verdict two federal jury trials resulting in win for clients on all counts (2016 and 2019).
  • Obtained settlement on behalf of startup in Department of Labor wage and hour claim.
  • Defended and later won appeal of unemployment claim against family-owned business.
  • Advised marketing company on CAN-SPAM and TCPA compliance.
  • Drafted multistate handbook for growing healthcare company.