Benesch announces that attorney Elizabeth Winiarski has been hired as an associate.
Winiarski joins Benesch’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. She 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. In addition, Winiarski has experience with NLRA Litigation and counseling, including unfair labor practice proceedings, union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining matters and contract arbitrations. Liz was previously an Associate in an AmLaw 100 law firm.
“Liz is an outstanding attorney, and we welcome her to the firm,” said Benesch’s Managing Partner Gregg Eisenberg. “In growing our Labor & Employment Practice Group, we are focused on working with our business clients, whenever possible, to identify, investigate and assess potential employment issues before they create larger legal challenges.”
“We are thrilled to have Liz join our group in Chicago,” said Margo Wolf O’Donnell, Co-Chair of Benesch’s Labor & Employment Group. “Liz’s experience, particularly in disputes involving BIPA, restrictive covenants, and labor issues, adds further depth to our capabilities and commitment to client service.”
Winiarski’s hiring reflects continued momentum for Benesch, which has been growing aggressively in Chicago and expanding its national footprint as part of a strategic plan launched by Eisenberg in 2015. In all, 60 attorneys have joined the firm in the last 18 months, which has also seen the opening of a San Francisco office and the expansion of practices including class action litigation, intellectual property litigation and labor and employment. Since making its debut on the AmLaw 200 list in 2016, the firm has advanced 15 places and is currently ranked at number 180.
Winiarksi graduated cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2010 and from Boston College in 2006.