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   3Violet M. ClarkChicago(312) 467-9800vclark@lanermuchin.comvclark@lanermuchin.comLaner Muchin Ltdwww.lanermuchin.comwww.lanermuchin.comclarkviolet.jpgEmployment Law: Management
Violet M.
Laner Muchin Ltd
515 N State St 28th FL
Chicago IL 60654
Ph.(312) 467-9800 Fx.(312) 467-9479
Recommended by peers in:
Employment Law: Management
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Practice Description:  
Ms. Clark is a partner at Laner, Muchin, Ltd., representing management in employment law and labor relations matters before the EEOC, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, state and federal courts; wage and hour matters before the Illinois and United States Departments of Labor; affirmative action matters with the OFCCP; as well as collective bargaining negotiations, contract drafting and interpretation, grievance handling, and unfair labor practice matters before the NLRB and problem-solving in most, if not all, facets of the employer/employee relationship.

Ms. Clark services clients in many non-legal employment/labor relations matters, such as supervisory training, wage and salary administration, the drafting of employer communications, such as those that appear in company newspapers, employee handbooks, letters and speeches from management to employees, etc.

Bar Admissions:  
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Illinois Supreme Court
New York
New York Appellate Division, Department 3

Year of Birth:  1957

Law School:  Cornell University School of Law, , J.D., 1982

Law School Honors/Involvement:  
Final year: University of Chicago Law School, student at large

Post Doctorate:
Northwestern Kellogg School of Management, Executive Scholar, Non-Profit Management, 2016

Undergraduate School:  Brown University, A.B., 1979

Employment History:  
Prior to coming to Laner, Muchin, Ltd., Ms. Clark worked as a senior trial attorney with the EEOC and was responsible for litigating complex cases pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Upon graduation from law school in 1982, Ms. Clark worked as a staff attorney with the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago where she was responsible for representing the indigent in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies including the Illinois Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

Government Appointments:
Illinois Gaming Board, 2002-2004

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Black Women Lawyers Association

Awards; Honors; Distinctions;
  • Leadership America, Class of 1998
  • Leadership Illinois, Class of 1997
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Distinguished Service Award, 2007, 2009
  • National Association of Women Business Owners, Chicago Area Chapter Corporate Woman of Achievement Award, 2002
  • Leading Lawyers, Law Bulletin Media, 2003-present
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2006-present
  • Top Lawyers, Labor & Employment Management, Crain's Chicago Business — 2011

Community Involvement:  
Chicago International Charter Schools
  Board of Directors
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund
  Board of Directors
United States Tennis Association
  Midwest Tennis and Education Foundation
    Board of Directors

Ms. Clark has three children.

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