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Amanda Wiley is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department.

Amanda assists employers in all types of employment-related litigation and counseling, from single-plaintiff harassment and discrimination cases to large, complex collective and class actions. She has represented clients in proceedings before federal and state courts, arbitrators and administrative agencies throughout the U.S. and has worked for clients in many industries, including transportation, retail, education, banking and financial services, manufacturing, food and beverage, medical devices and pharmaceutical.

In addition, Amanda leads efforts to dismiss, defeat or otherwise resolve employment-related claims of all types at all stages of litigation. She routinely negotiates settlements of high-profile and high-exposure class and individual claims while prosecuting and defending claims of breach of contract, violation of non-compete or non-solicit clauses, breach of fiduciary duty, employee raiding and misappropriation of trade secrets, often on an expedited or injunctive basis.

In the employment counseling context, Amanda frequently advises clients on various state and federal law employment topics, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Family and Medical Leave Act, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, wage and hour laws, disability accommodation, international employment law, discrimination, retaliation, medical leave and discipline and termination, partnering closely with clients' in-house attorneys and business people to consider the business and legal implications of various strategies. She also conducts investigations of alleged harassment, discrimination and other misconduct, and advises clients regarding remediation and discipline when wrongdoing is found during an investigation.

A significant portion of Amanda’s practice involves advising U.S. organizations regarding dealings with their employees, contractors and consultants in non-U.S. jurisdictions. This includes providing employment-law guidance in a variety of cross-border transactional matters.

Amanda’s pro bono experience includes counseling not-for-profit organizations on employment issues, revising employment policies, drafting employment and independent contractor agreements, and preparing responses to, and negotiating settlement of, claims of discrimination. Other pro bono work includes serving as a guardian ad litem for children involved in custody disputes, preparing adoption pleadings for the adoption of children abandoned by their parents, serving as court-appointed counsel on appeal for an indigent criminal defendant and seeking asylum in the U.S. on behalf of pro bono clients.

Amanda has been named a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers and a Next Generation Lawyer by Legal 500.