Gould & Ratner LLP is pleased to announce that Zachary Pestine is joining the firm as an associate in the Human Resources and Employment Law Practice.
Pestine represents employers in human resources and class employment-related lawsuits (including class actions) involving the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Illinois Whistleblower Act, the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act and Section 1983. He has also handled employee-related retaliatory discharge, wrongful termination, breach of contract and unjust enrichment law suits. Pestine also has extensive experience reviewing and drafting numerous internal documents to help human resource departments and employers remain compliant with employment and labor law requirements. His court experience includes taking plaintiff and expert depositions, defending key witnesses, successfully arguing motions to dismiss and using deposition testimony to achieve favorable settlements for his clients.
“We are delighted to welcome Zac to Gould & Ratner. He will be a great addition to our Human Resources and Employment Law Practice. His experience in employment law as well as state and federal court litigation will be of great value to our diverse client base,” said David N. Michael, chair of Gould & Ratner’s Human Resources and Employment Law Practice.
Pestine has been named a “Rising Star” for 2023 by Illinois Super Lawyers. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association Decalogue Society and also serves on the Anti-Defamation League Midwest Regional Board as co-chair of the Engagement Committee.
Read more about our Human Resources and Employment Law Practice here.