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Sara Fowler

Associate

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5938
Fax: (312) 460-7938
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Sara Eber Fowler is an associate in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Department. Her practice focuses on the representation of management in a variety of employment law matters. Ms. Fowler devotes a significant portion of her practice to defending employers against age, race, national origin, sex and disability discrimination claims, as well as against claims of sexual harassment and retaliation. Ms. Fowler litigates on behalf of employers in both state and federal courts. She also represents employers before administrative agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, and the Chicago Commission on Human Relations. Ms. Fowler represents clients in many industries, including technology, industrial, retail, and health care. Ms. Fowler’s experiences also include drafting employee policies and handbooks, and advising clients regarding such policies and practices.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Fowler worked in the employment and commercial litigation departments at another law firm in Chicago. Ms. Fowler has also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Morton Denlow, Magistrate Judge of the Northern District of Illinois, as well as the City of Chicago's Employment Litigation department.

Ms. Fowler’s work on behalf of her clients has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers, which has named her an Illinois Rising Star (2011-2016).

Sara Eber Fowler is an associate in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Department. Her practice focuses on the representation of management in a variety of employment law matters. Ms. Fowler devotes a significant portion of her practice to defending employers against age, race, national origin, sex and disability discrimination claims, as well as against claims of sexual harassment and retaliation. Ms. Fowler litigates on behalf of employers in both state and federal courts. She also represents employers before administrative agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, and the Chicago Commission on Human Relations. Ms. Fowler represents clients in many industries, including technology, industrial, retail, and health care. Ms. Fowler’s experiences also include drafting employee policies and handbooks, and advising clients regarding such policies and practices.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Fowler worked in the employment and commercial litigation departments at another law firm in Chicago. Ms. Fowler has also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Morton Denlow, Magistrate Judge of the Northern District of Illinois, as well as the City of Chicago's Employment Litigation department.

Ms. Fowler’s work on behalf of her clients has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers, which has named her an Illinois Rising Star (2011-2016).

Education

  • J.D., Loyola University, Chicago, School of Law (2009) 
    cum laude
    Loyola Law Journal
    National Moot Court team
  • B.A., University of Michigan (2005)
    with distinction
    University Academic Honors

Admissions

  • Illinois

Courts

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana

Affiliations

  • Anti-Defamation League Greater Chicago/Upper Midwest Region (Co-Chair, Glass Leadership Institute, 2011-2012; Associate Board Member, 2012-2015)
  • American Bar Association
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law Young Alumni Committee

Presentations

  • Panelist, “ADA Compliance Update: Strategies for Current Workplace Challenges,” Seyfarth Shaw Breakfast Briefing (June 16, 2015)
  • Co-Presenter, “FMLA Compliance Challenges,” Bloomberg BNA Webinar (July 28, 2015)
  • Co-Presenter, “Crafting Job Descriptions that Comply with the ADA, FLSA, and FMLA,” Client Webinar (July 10, 2014)

Publications

Accolades

  • Recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star (2011-2016)