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Dana O. Williams

Counsel

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5316
Fax: (312) 460-7316
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Dana O. Williams is counsel in the Labor and Employment department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the firm's Administrative Charge Team. Ms. Williams advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters arising under state and federal laws.

As a member of the Administrative Charge Team (ACT), Ms. Williams' practice is primarily devoted to defending employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other employment-related issues before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state fair employment agencies. The ACT is an elite team of experienced attorneys dedicated to effectively and efficiently responding to all aspects of administrative charges nationwide. Faced with increasingly aggressive governmental agendas, the ACT has developed innovative strategies for managing burdensome agency investigations and addressing wide-ranging requests for information. Moreover, by taking a proactive approach to the charge process and utilizing sophisticated analytic technologies, the ACT is able to identify potentially problematic employer practices and collaborate with clients to formulate preventative strategies to minimize potential future costs and litigation.

Ms. Williams’ practice also includes representation of employers in federal and state courts regarding claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation under federal and state employment laws.

Additionally, Ms. Williams provides counseling and advice to employers regarding a variety of employment-related legal issues that arise in the workplace, including compliance with federal and state employment laws, personnel policies and employment handbooks, workplace investigations, disability accommodations, terminations and other risk management issues.

Dana O. Williams is counsel in the Labor and Employment department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the firm's Administrative Charge Team. Ms. Williams advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters arising under state and federal laws.

As a member of the Administrative Charge Team (ACT), Ms. Williams' practice is primarily devoted to defending employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other employment-related issues before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state fair employment agencies. The ACT is an elite team of experienced attorneys dedicated to effectively and efficiently responding to all aspects of administrative charges nationwide. Faced with increasingly aggressive governmental agendas, the ACT has developed innovative strategies for managing burdensome agency investigations and addressing wide-ranging requests for information. Moreover, by taking a proactive approach to the charge process and utilizing sophisticated analytic technologies, the ACT is able to identify potentially problematic employer practices and collaborate with clients to formulate preventative strategies to minimize potential future costs and litigation.

Ms. Williams’ practice also includes representation of employers in federal and state courts regarding claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation under federal and state employment laws.

Additionally, Ms. Williams provides counseling and advice to employers regarding a variety of employment-related legal issues that arise in the workplace, including compliance with federal and state employment laws, personnel policies and employment handbooks, workplace investigations, disability accommodations, terminations and other risk management issues.

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (2004)
  • B.A., Dartmouth College (2001)

Admissions

  • Illinois

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Affiliations

  • Board of the Primo Center for Women and Children