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Joseph J. Torres

Joseph J. Torres

Winston & Strawn LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Joseph Torres is a partner in the Chicago labor and employment relations practice group of Winston & Strawn LLP.  He concentrates his practice in labor, employment, and ERISA litigation before the state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as administrative agencies, in a wide variety of discrimination, employee benefit, whistleblower, retaliation, and other employment claims.  Mr. Torres also advises clients on collective bargaining relationships and labor disputes, including the formulation of bargaining strategies, contract negotiation and administration, maintenance of operations during labor disputes. 

Mr. Torres also has a broad range of experience representing clients in matters arising under ERISA.  He has defended clients in claims for vested retiree benefits, alleged wrongful denial of or interference with employee benefits, and breach of fiduciary duty. He has also represented clients in complex withdrawal liability matters involving multiemployer pension plans.  

Mr. Torres is active in the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section.  He currently serves as an editor for BNA’s Developing Labor Law treatise, and is a past management chair for the Section’s Developing Labor Law Committee.

Mr. Torres is a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.  In 2013 he was listed in Lawdragon’s “Guide to World-Class Employment Lawyers,” and in 2012 he was profiled in Diversity and the Bar’s “Banking on Rainmakers” feature.  Mr. Torres is also listed in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America and the 2013 edition of Chambers USA: Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers. 

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