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Meredith S. Kirshenbaum

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Meredith Kirshenbaum is a principal in the firm's Litigation Group. Ms. Kirshenbaum has experience litigating cases involving labor and employment law, commercial contract disputes, false claims act litigation and real estate disputes and is trained in employee benefits (ERISA) law. Ms. Kirshenbaum's traditional labor law experience includes representing employers in unfair labor practice charges and other matters pending before the National Labor Relations Board, counseling employers during union organizing campaigns, defending employer interests throughout the union-election process and negotiating union contracts. She has been named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America list by Best Lawyers since 2022 in the areas of Labor and Employment Law- Management and Litigation- Labor and Employment.

Ms. Kirshenbaum devotes a considerable portion of her practice to representing and advising charter schools, counseling them in a wide range of areas including traditional labor law, employment law, charter applications, contract negotiations, state commission appeals and school policies. Recent speaking engagements include a session on labor law developments and charter schools at the Alliance of Public Charter School Attorneys Conference, a webinar presentation on labor law for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, as well as several presentations for the Illinois Network of Charter Schools, including a presentation at the Charter School Leader Summit.

Ms. Kirshenbaum is admitted to practice in Illinois. She has been named a Rising Star for 2020, 2021 and 2022 by Illinois Super Lawyers, and designated by Best Lawyers as a 2021 "One to Watch" in Labor & Employment Law - Management. She received her law degree, with honors, from The University of Chicago Law School in 2012. While attending law school, Ms. Kirshenbaum was recognized as a Kirkland and Ellis scholar and a member of the Order of the Coif. She received her B.S., magna cum laude, in social policy from Northwestern University in 2009.

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55 East Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792

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  • University of Chicago, J.D., with honors, 2012
  • Northwestern University, B.S., magna cum laude, 2009

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  • Illinois

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55 East Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792
Tel: 312.201.4000
Fax: 312.332.2196


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