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.