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John M. Dickman

Winston & Strawn LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


John Dickman is a partner in Winston & Strawn LLP's Chicago office who concentrates his practice in labor and employment relations litigation and counseling. Mr. Dickman received a bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Iowa in 1987 and a J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law in 1992, where he was a member of the Law Journal. Mr. Dickman has successfully handled a wide range of employment litigation matters in federal and state courts around the country, as well as private arbitrations.  Of particular relevance to this presentation, Mr. Dickman was lead counsel for the defendants in the successful defense of a putative class action in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois where the plaintiffs alleged that they unlawfully were denied compensation and benefits, including retirement and medical benefits, vacation and sick pay, overtime, and reimbursement for social security taxes because they were misclassified as independent contractors.  Mr. Dickman has spoken numerous times on independent contractor issues and regularly counsels employers in this area.  

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