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Elizabeth ("Liz") D. Winiarski

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Liz is a seasoned labor attorney that routinely advises and defends employers in a wide range of complex employment matters, including collective and class action wage and hour cases, trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation, and discrimination disputes involving Title VII as well as the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, and FLSA. Liz also dedicates a significant portion of her practice to NLRA litigation and counseling, including unfair labor practice proceedings, union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining matters, and contract arbitrations.

In addition to her litigation experience, Liz regularly advises clients regarding handbooks and other personnel policies, including the collection and use of biometric information and data, as well as pay practices, background checks and hiring procedures, disciplinary actions and terminations, and the enforceability of noncompetition agreements throughout the country.

Liz maintains an active pro bono practice and currently serves as the Financial Secretary of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) and on the Loyola University Chicago School of Law Alumni Board of Governors.


    • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2010, J.D., Certificate in Advocacy
      • cum laude
      • CBA Moot Court Competition Team; Oralist (2008 – 2010), Winner - 3rd Best Brief, Semi-finalist Team (2008)
    • Boston College, 2006, B.A., International Studies and English
      • cum laude

    • Illinois
    • Connecticut
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

    • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Alumni Board of Governors (2017 – present)
    • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois: Financial Secretary (2018 – 2019); Director (2014 – 2018); Co-Chair of Women in Law Summit (2017 – present), Membership Committee (2016 – present), Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Award and Reception Committee (2014, 2015), and Centennial Celebration and Annual Installation Dinner Committee (2013 – 2014)
    • Compass, Volunteer (2017 – present): pro bono consultant on a strategic Board Development project with Perspectives Charter School
    • Judicial Clerk to the Hon. Ronald F. Bartkowicz, Circuit Court of Cook County - Law Division, Commercial Calendar (2010 - 2012)