Edward “Eddie” C. Young is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the Firm’s Whistleblowing & Retaliation and the Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Groups.
Eddie’s practice focuses on defending companies in all aspects of employment litigation, including claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, breach of restrictive covenants (e.g., noncompetition and nonsolicitation), and whistleblower retaliation. He has handled such cases before state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the American Arbitration Association and the Department of Labor.
Most recently, Eddie was recognized as a “Rising Star” in employment litigation defense by Illinois Super Lawyers. He is also a regular contributor to Proskauer’s Whistleblower Defense blog, where he publishes on recent developments.
Prior to joining Proskauer, Eddie was a cum laude graduate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He began his practice at a national management-side employment law firm, and has also worked in the corporate human resources department of a national tax consulting firm and as a Coles Fellow with the Illinois Human Rights Commission.