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Anna Wermuth

Anna Wermuth

Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Anna represents management in labor and employment litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies such as the EEOC, the Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board. Anna has extensive experience representing employers in individual and class actions involving the full range of employment-related disputes, including discrimination, wage and hour, non-compete agreements and unfair labor practices.  Anna also regularly counsels employers on maintaining compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, assists employers with developing employment policies and executing human resources strategies,  negotiates employment and separation agreements, advises employers in connection with reductions in force and has conducted numerous internal investigations. 

Anna serves as a Member of the firm’s Board of Directors.  She is also the Labor and Employment Group’s Hiring Partner and is the immediate past-Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.  She is the former Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Committee and is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Development of the Law Under the NLRA Committee and serves as an Associate Editor for the Committee’s Developing Labor Law treatise. 

Prior to entering private practice, Anna served as law clerk to the Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer of the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  Anna received her J.D. from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law where she graduated second in her class and served as an Editor on the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal.  Anna received an M.A. from Northwestern University and graduated with high honors from DePaul University where she also competed in NCAA Division I Women’s Track and Cross-Country. 


  • Loyola University of Chicago School of Law (J.D., 1999)
  • Northwestern University (M.A., 1992)
  • DePaul University (B.A., 1991)

Admitted to Practice


Professional Activities

American Bar Association:

  • Management Program Co-Chair for the Development of the Law under the NLRA Committee
  • Former Employer Vice-Chair, National Programs (BASICS) Subcommittee
  • Former Employer Vice-Chair for Membership Development Retention Subcommittee
  • Participant in Labor & Employment Law Section’s Leadership Development Program

Chicago Bar Association:

  • 2012-13 Chair, Labor & Employment Law Committee,
  • 2011-12, Vice-Chair, Labor & Employment Law Committee,
  • Alliance for Women Member

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Women’s Bar Association of Illinois Member

Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Chicago Law Firms - Delegate

Peer Recognitions/ Awards

Illinois Rising Star, 2008 and 2009

Illinois Super Lawyer, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014

Leading Lawyers Network 2009-14


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