Donald S. Rothschild
Practice Areas: Employment and Labor Law; Litigation; Transportation
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Don Rothschild was Of Counsel to Goldstine, Skrodzki, Russian, Nemec and Hoff, Ltd. beginning in 1993 and became a partner in 2005. Within the employment and labor law practice, Don handles disputes in various litigation forums as well as negotiation and mediation of cases where the courtroom can be avoided. He assists employers by providing counsel and advice on human resources matters such as the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and equal employment law, as well as drafting of separation and termination agreements, employment handbooks and applications for employment. He frequently prepares restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements. For employees, Don provides a myriad of services, including guidance on rights pertaining to discrimination, unlawful harassment, executive employment, wrongful termination, breach of employment contracts, defamation and wage and hour disputes. Don was mentored by Elmer Gertz, noted constitutional authority and law professor, from 1974 to 2000.
Don is a trial lawyer with a record of substantial success in his fields of practice, including jury and bench trials in the state and federal courts and administrative agencies. He has practiced extensively before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Illinois Department of Human Rights, U.S. Department of Labor, Illinois Department of Labor and Illinois Commerce Commission. He negotiates collective bargaining agreements and renders legal services related to the implementation and enforcement of labor agreements, including practice before the National Labor Relations Board and the Illinois Labor Relations Board, as well as labor arbitrations arising from collective bargaining relationships. Don also practices in the areas of transportation law and criminal defense.
Don has long been active in numerous legal circles, including past President of the West Suburban Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Labor and Employment Section of the Illinois State Bar Association, where he has served as Chair. Don has earned Illinois Super Lawyers designation in the areas of Employment and Labor, Business Litigation and Transportation.