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Julie J Furer Stahr

Julie J Furer Stahr

Schiff Hardin LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Ms. Stahr is an experienced litigator and counselor representing management in state and federal court and administrative agencies on a broad range of employment-related matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, defamation, public policy violations, breach of contract, claims involving restrictive covenants and trade secrets, and wage and hour violations.  Formerly, she served as Associate General Counsel of Council on Education in Management, a national employment law seminar and publication company.

Ms. Stahr received her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and B.A. in Secondary Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ms. Stahr is licensed to practice law in Illinois and California, and also is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Third Circuits.

 Publications

“2014 Legislative Developments,” SH Labor & Employment Update (Jan. 2014)

“Seventh Circuit Sexual Harassment Decision Highlights Importance of Employee Training,” SH Labor & Employment Update (July 2013)

“U.S. Supreme Court Defines ‘Supervisor’ Status for Purposes of Assessing Harassment Liability under Title VII,” SH Labor & Employment Update (June 2013)

“Breastfeeding is Protected by Title VII, Fifth Circuit Rules,” SH Labor & Employment Update (June 2013)

“Seventh Circuit Addresses Obligations Regarding the Interactive Process under the ADA,” SH Labor & Employment Update (May 2013)

“Seventh Circuit Creates New Disability Accommodation Obligations for Employers,” SH Labor & Employment Update (Sept. 2012)

“Seventh Circuit Holds Cat’s Paw Theory Can Create Personal Liability for Non-Decisionmakers under 42 U.S.C. § 1981,” SH Labor & Employment Update (May 2012)

“Illinois Federal Court Sides With Circuits Allowing Non-Disabled Individuals to Bring ADA Claims,” SH Labor & Employment Update (March 2012)

“Illinois Supreme Court Decides Requirements for Enforceable Noncompete Agreements in Illinois,” SH Labor & Employment Update (Dec. 2011)

“Civil Rights Agencies: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Chicago Commission on Human Relations, and Cook County Commission on Human Rights,” (editor) Chicago Lawyers Court Handbook, Chicago Bar Association (1997, 2000, 2009)

“Faulty Investigation Leads to 'Sex Stereotyping' Claim Against New York Employer and Manager,” SH Labor & Employment Alert (June 2009)

“The New Landscape of Discovery in Employment Litigation,” American Bar Association Corporate Counsel Committee Annual Meeting (Feb. 2005)

Special Issues in Employing Women: A Practical Guide for Women, Men and Management, Council on Education in Management (1994)

“Legal and Medical Implications of Fetal Tissue Transplantation,” (co-author) Suffolk University Law Review, Vol. XXVII, No. 4 (Winter 1993)

Presentations

“EEO Update: Courts Break New Ground on Harassment,” Protecting Your Company in 2014, SH Labor and Employment Breakfast Briefing (Oct. 2013)

 “What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You: Using Investigations to Protect Your Organization from Loss,” SH Labor & Employment Breakfast Briefing (Oct. 2011)

“Downsizing in a Shaky Economy,” SH Labor and Employment Breakfast Briefing (Nov. 2008)

“Fire at Will or Fire at Your Own Risk,” SH Labor and Employment Breakfast Briefing (June 2007)

“Strategies for Troubleshooting Your Non-Compete Agreements,” National Retail Federation HR Summit, Dallas, Texas (Oct. 2006)

“Disparate Impact Claims Under the ADEA,” SH Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar (Sept. 2005)

“The New Landscape of Discovery in Employment Litigation,” American Bar Association Corporate Counsel Committee Annual Meeting (Feb. 2005)

“Labor Law and the Internet,” Business Women's Professional Group, North Michigan Avenue Chapter (April 2001)

“Taking Effective Depositions Using Internet Technology,” Chicago, Ill. and San Francisco, Calif. (Dec. 2000)

“EEOC Hiring Compliance,” Council on Education in Management (Aug. 2000)

“Sexual Harassment — Just Say No,” Schiff Hardin (June 2000)

“Basics of Employment Law,” Council on Education in Management (March 1999)

“Internal Investigations,” Council on Education in Management (Nov. 1998, Oct. 1999)

“Top Ten Management Tips,” Latin American Chamber of Commerce (Aug. 1997, May 1999)

“Workplace Privacy Issues at the Close of the Millennium,” (Program Chair) American Bar Association Annual Meeting (Aug. 1998)

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