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B.A., summa cum laude, Yale University 1990                       

M.A., University of North Carolina 1994                     

J.D., With High Honors, University of Texas Law School 1997

Admitted to Practice: State of Illinois; State of Texas; U.S. Courts of Appeals, Seventh and D.C. Circuits; U.S. District Courts, Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, and Northern District of Indiana.        

N. Elizabeth Reynolds has been with Allison, Slutsky & Kennedy, P.C. since 1998, practicing in the areas of labor law, employee benefits law, employment law and general litigation.  She became a shareholder in the firm effective January 1, 2005.  She is a graduate, with High Honors, of the University of Texas Law School, where she was the Chief Articles Editor of the Texas Law Review and an active participant in the Law School chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.  While in law school, she received a Cain Fellowship for public interest work at the Texas Civil Rights Project in Austin.  Following her graduation from law school, Ms. Reynolds served as a Briefing Attorney to the Honorable Thomas R. Phillips, Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court.

Ms. Reynolds devotes a major part of her practice to the representation of unions in both the private and public sectors.  Ms. Reynolds regularly represents unions in discharge and contract interpretation cases in arbitration.  She has provided in-depth training for union business agents on how to present a case at arbitration.  She represents unions in federal court and Illinois state court, as well as in National Labor Relations Board and Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board proceedings.  Ms. Reynolds has represented Taft-Hartley employee benefit funds on collection matters in federal court.  She has also represented individuals in employment matters in federal court and Illinois state court, and before the Illinois Department of Employment Security and the Illinois Department of Labor.  In addition to her general labor law practice, Ms. Reynolds has represented individuals and small businesses in commercial and tort litigation in federal and Illinois state court.  She has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Illinois Appellate Court.

Ms. Reynolds served on the Board of Directors of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee from 2003 to 2006.  She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.  She is a contributing author to How Arbitration Works (BNA 6th ed. 2001), The Developing Labor Law (BNA 2001 and 2006 Editions and Annual Supplements) and Discipline and Discharge in Arbitration (BNA 2001 Supplement).  She has spoken on panels at numerous American Bar Association and AFL-CIO programs, the National Academy of Arbitrators annual meeting, and the National Labor Relations Board Judges Conference.






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