TERRY J. SMITH

Founding partner of boutique labor and employment firm Smith O’Callaghan & White. Representation of employers in the full spectrum of employment litigation in federal and state courts, including extensive experience in cases involving non-competes, theft of confidential information, employee pirating, breach of fiduciary duty and trade secrets, as well as employment discrimination, sexual harassment, whistle-blowing and wrongful discharge. As a big firm partner and in my boutique firm, I've represented some of the largest and most successful corporations in the country on their sensitive labor and employment matters.

LOCATION: Chicago, IL

LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN: Illinois, Wisconsin, District of Columbia, US Court of Appeals (4th, 6th and 7th Circuits), US District Courts (Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar), Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin), Multiple federal and state courts as trial counsel around country pro hac vice

CURRENT FIRM: Smith O'Callaghan & White

PRIOR FIRM(S): Foley & Lardner  |  Schiff Hardin

LAW SCHOOL: Cornell University

HONORS AND AWARDS: Illinois Super Lawyer (12 consecutive years, 2007-2018), Illinois Leading Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating, Fellow - Litigation Counsel of America

PRACTICE AREA(S):

Labor and Employment

(Employee Mobility, Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition, Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation, Litigation — Employer-side, Restrictive Covenants (Confidentiality, Non-competition and Non-solicitation), Separation/Severance Agreements, Wage and Hour, Whistleblower Claims, Workplace Investigations)

INDUSTRY: Financial Services, Franchise & Distribution, Law Firms & Professional Organizations, Manufacturing & Industrial, Telecommunications & Technology,


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