Ellen B. Rothenberg

Partner

Ellen Rothenberg serves as legal counsel to school districts and other units of local government with a concentration in labor relations and employment matters. Ms. Rothenberg has extensive experience in public sector labor law, including collective bargaining, contract administration and grievance arbitration, as well as labor-related and employment litigation in judicial and administrative proceedings. She is a frequent speaker on labor and employment matters, including interest-based bargaining techniques, unfair labor practice matters, the coordination of leave rights, sexual harassment in the workplace, employee evaluations, and discipline and dismissal procedures. She is the co-author of the National School Boards Association publication, Identifying and Responding to Disabled Employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Ms. Rothenberg graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a B.B.A. in Finance and received her law degree in 1996 with high honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law. In law school, she served as a member on the Chicago-Kent Law Review, and was elected to the Kent Legal Scholars and Order of the Coif.

Contact

erothenberg@hlerk.com  |  o: 847-670-9000  |  f: 847-670-7334

Education

B.S. – University of Wisconsin, Madison
J.D. – Chicago-Kent College of Law

Accolades and Associations

Council Member, Young Women’s City Council of the Jewish United Fund

Speeches, In-Services, and Publications

Collective Bargaining Agreements: Process, Practice, and Pitfalls

Identifying and Responding to Disabled Employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act (NSBA publication)