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Mr. Yastrow has practiced labor and employment law since 1978. For four of those years, he served as vice president and general counsel of a large national corporation where he was a member of the executive committee, acted as the corporate secretary and had complete responsibility for all labor relations and legal matters as well as substantial involvement in a variety of operational decisions.
The balance of Mr. Yastrow's career has been in private labor relations practice primarily with Laner, Muchin, Dombrow, Becker, Levin and Tominberg, Ltd. where he was admitted to partnership in 1988. Mr. Yastrow's legal expertise includes arbitrations, employment discrimination, collective bargaining, wage and hour matters, OSHA, and
employment litigation. He has published articles and lectured extensively on a wide array of employment topics and is a leading authority on employment lLaw.
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Illinois Supreme Court.
Year of Birth: 1954
Law School: Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 1978, with concentration in labor relations law
Law School Honors/Involvement: Editor, Southwestern Law Journal; elected to the Barristers, the law school's most prestigious honor society
Undergraduate School: Dartmouth College, 1975
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: cum laude; Rufus Choate Scholar, the college's highest academic honor; Daniel Webster Legal Society at Dartmouth College
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Chicago Bar Association
Chair, Labor and Employment Law Committee
American Bar Association
Labor Law Section
Chair, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Subcommittee
Dartmouth Lawyers Association
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
In 2003, he was selected as one of America's Outstanding Lawyers
Special mention in the 2003-2004 Chambers Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers as follows: "Yastrow...was enthusiastically described to researchers as a top-notched guy and a classy litigator."
Mr. Yastrow has devoted much of his time to fund
raising and related charitable activities. He is a founder and Executive Board Member of the Children's Brittle Bone Foundation and has testified before Congress on behalf of the foundation. Mr. Yastrow also is an avid runner who has qualified for the Boston Marathon and a tournament tennis player.
Family: Mr. Yastrow is married and has two children.1024370