People: John M. Vande Walle, Attorney

John M. Vande Walle

Attorney

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5000
Fax: (312) 460-7000
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John M. Vande Walle is an attorney in the Labor & Employment department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His practice currently focuses on benefit plan litigation.

Previously, Mr. Vande Walle was Corporate Counsel - Employment Law for Northwest Airlines where he advised the company on all aspects of employment law and managed employment and ERISA litigation. Before working at Northwest, John spent several years in the Labor & Employment department at Seyfarth working for clients in a variety of industries on matters ranging from single and multi-plaintiff employment litigation, traditional labor matters, to ERISA withdrawal liability.

Mr. Vande Walle worked for years in the field of arts administration before becoming interested in the employment relationship and attending law school. He attended Chicago-Kent College of Law on various scholarships and served as Articles Editor for the Chicago-Kent Law Review.

 

John M. Vande Walle is an attorney in the Labor & Employment department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His practice currently focuses on benefit plan litigation.

Previously, Mr. Vande Walle was Corporate Counsel - Employment Law for Northwest Airlines where he advised the company on all aspects of employment law and managed employment and ERISA litigation. Before working at Northwest, John spent several years in the Labor & Employment department at Seyfarth working for clients in a variety of industries on matters ranging from single and multi-plaintiff employment litigation, traditional labor matters, to ERISA withdrawal liability.

Mr. Vande Walle worked for years in the field of arts administration before becoming interested in the employment relationship and attending law school. He attended Chicago-Kent College of Law on various scholarships and served as Articles Editor for the Chicago-Kent Law Review.

 

Education

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology (1998)
    Articles Editor, Chicago-Kent Law Review
  • M.B.A., M.A., Southern Methodist University (1987)
  • B.A., New College of the University of South Florida (1984)

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Minnesota

Courts

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan