Lori L. Deem

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Chicago, IL

Outten & Golden LLP
 | 161 North Clark Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-809-7010
Fax: 312-809-7011
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (80%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Employee Benefits (10%)
Attorney Profile

LORI L. DEEM is an employment lawyer and partner at Outten & Golden LLP in Chicago, Illinois. She is the Co-chair of the Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Practice Group, Co-chair of the Discrimination Practice Group, and is a member of the Executives and Professionals Practice Group. Ms. Deem has practiced employment law for her entire legal career. She represents employees/plaintiffs exclusively in various types of employment matters in all a number of forums, including federal or state court, governmental agencies and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) settings.

Ms. Deem primarily regularly represents individual executives and employees for negotiation and litigation in a variety of employment-related matters, including the following areas: employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge (including whistleblower claims under The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations, and related employment torts.  She also has extensive experience as well as drafting and negotiating of employment contracts, separation agreements, and non-compete agreements. She has also conducted sexual harassment and other workplace investigations at the request of employers. Ms. Deem has advised senior executives and employees experiencing difficult career and workplace challenges, helping them develop strategies to navigate toward a workable solution.

From 2008 through 2012, she was recognized each year as a “Rising Star” by Illinois Super Lawyers, recognizing the top 2.5 percent of young attorneys in Illinois.  Since the fall of 2012, Ms. Deem has been recognized each year as a Super Lawyer by Illinois Super Lawyers and as a Leading Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Magazine.

Ms. Deem is currently serving as the Employee Co-Chair of the Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, the Employee Co-Chair of the Trial Institute Committee, and the Employee Co-Chair of the Leadership Development Committee of the Labor & Employment Section of the American Bar Association. She also serves on the Leadership Committee for the Chicago Chapter of ERR.  In 2011, Ms. Deem was selected to participate in the ABA Labor & Employment Section’s Leadership Development Program. Ms. Deem is also a member of the Illinois and National Chapters of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and the Chicago Bar Association. She is a frequent speaker and writer on various employment law topics.

Ms. Deem graduated summa cum laude with a BA from Xavier University and received a JD from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (80%): Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Employment Litigation (10%): Employment Discrimination

Employee Benefits (10%)

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Employment Discrimination

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2008 - 2012

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About Lori Deem

Admitted: 1998, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.outtengolden.com/lawyer-attorney/lori-l-deem

Honors/Awards:

  • 2012 - present Recognized as a Leading Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Magazine, Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2018 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers, Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers, Lawdragon , 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • ABA, Labor & Employment Section’s Leadership Development Program, 2011
  • American Bar Association, Annual Meeting Committee, Employee Co-Chair
  • American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section, Trial Institute Committee, Employee Co-Chair
  • American Bar Association, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Employee Co-Chair
  • Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Practice Group, Co-chair
  • ERR, Chicago Chapter, Leadership Committee
  • Discrimination Practice Group, Co-chair
  • Executives and Professionals Practice Group, Member
  • Illinois and National Chapters of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
Office Location for Lori L. Deem

161 North Clark Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-809-7010

Fax: 312-809-7011

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Last Updated: 3/20/2019

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