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Regina Worley Calabro

Partner

Education

DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1993

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, B.S., with honors, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee

Regina Calabro is a partner in the Labor and Employment and Litigation Departments.  She is an experienced litigator and business counselor concentrating her practice primarily on all aspects of employment law, including non-competition and trade secrets, wage and hour, employment discrimination, wrongful discharge and traditional labor matters.  She also represents clients in commercial transactions and civil litigation, including breach of fiduciary duty and defamation cases, bankruptcy, and contract disputes.  Gina is experienced in class action and multi-party litigation. She has litigated cases before federal and state courts, numerous administrative agencies and arbitration panels. She regularly counsels clients on employment issues related to the evaluation and discipline of employees, discrimination and harassment complaints, employee policies and handbooks, non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements, and wage and hour issues.

Before entering private practice, Gina served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for the Cook County State’s Attorney Office.

Gina’s experience includes having:

  • Obtained summary judgment for hospital client in case involving race and gender discrimination claims.
  • Extensively represented employers in the area of non-competition litigation and protection of employer trade secrets and proprietary information. 
  • Obtained summary judgment on numerous cases involving claims under Title VII, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act.
  • Successfully represented client in wage and hour class action litigation.
  • Successfully defended plaintiffs’ motion for class certification in a race and national origin discrimination and harassment case.
  • Obtained the dismissal of a breach of contract action filed by a former employee against a national aerospace company.
  • Successfully defended a large municipality in a federal jury trial before Judge James B. Zagel wherein the plaintiff alleged violations of his First Amendment rights.
  • Represented public and private employers in traditional labor matters including collective bargaining negotiations, interest arbitrations, arbitrations, and unionization attempts.
  • Defended and filed numerous unfair labor practices (ULP) charges before the Illinois Labor Relations Board.
  • Represented employers before federal and state appellate courts involving employment and traditional labor law matters.
  • Routinely handled representation and unit clarification petitions.

Memberships

American Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association (Chair, Federal Civil Practice Section Council)

Tennessee Bar Association

Distinctions

  • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2012-2014
  • The Top Women Attorneys in Illinois by Chicago Magazine

Presentations

  • Presenter,  “Protecting Your Organization From Increasing Hazards of the High Tech Mobile Workplace: Social Media Snares and Other Risks,” Illinois Workers Comp Forum, March 2014 
  • Presenter, “Social Media: What Every Human Resource Professional Should Know,” Life Services Network of Illinois Annual Conference, May 2013
  • Moderator, “Settlement in the Federal Courts,” Illinois State Bar Association, Federal Civil Practice Section Counsel, May 2013
  • Presenter, “Managing E-Discovery When Resources Are Limited,” ISBA/Seventh Circuit E-Discovery Pilot Program Webinar, April 2013
  • Presenter, “Why 2013 Promises To Be A Challenge For Employers,” Life Services Network Webinar, February 2013
  • Presenter, "Legal Update for Non-Profits," Life Services Network Annual Meeting and Expo, March 2011
  • Presenter, “The Impact of e-Discovery and Computer Forensics on the Financial Expert,” NACVA, June 2008
  • Presenter, “Damage Calculations in Complex Commercial Litigation: How to Survive a Daubert Challenge,” NACVA, June 2006
  • Presenter, “FMLA Update,” Daily Law Bulletin Employment Seminar, October 2005
  • Presenter, “The Doctor Is In - Conducting an Annual Employment Practices Check-up,” Illinois Bankers’ Association, September 2004
  • Presenter, “Terminating the Poorly Performing Employee,” June 2004
  • Presenter, “Damages in Employment Matters,” NACVA, June 2004
  • Presenter, “Legislative Update,” Illinois Hospital Association, October 2003

Teaching

  • Instructor, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
  • Instructor, Chicago Bar Association

Publications