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Employment Duo Wozniak and Wallin Joins Barnes & Thornburg in Chicago

CHICAGO – Barnes & Thornburg has added Peter Wozniak as partner and Mark Wallin as of counsel in the firm’s Labor and Employment Department in the Chicago office.

Wozniak and Wallin represent employers in a wide range of complex litigation matters, including wage and hour class and collective actions and single plaintiff litigation, employment discrimination class actions and single plaintiff litigation, and EEOC pattern or practice lawsuits. Previously, Wozniak and Wallin practiced at Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

“Employers are facing increasingly complex class and collective actions on a number of legal fronts, from federal claims under the FLSA and Title VII to plaintiff-friendly state statutes,” said Kenneth J. Yerkes, chair of Barnes & Thornburg’s Labor and Employment Department. “Peter and Mark are at the forefront of some of the most pressing and complex labor and employment issues facing management today, and I’m thrilled they’re joining our existing bench of talented attorneys.”

Barnes & Thornburg’s Chicago office, which has over 100 attorneys and just celebrated its 25th anniversary, has now added six attorneys in 2019, including partners Robert Weiss and William Lewis and associates Irina Sullivan and Brandon Bridges.

“Our Chicago office is rapidly growing as evidenced by the latest additions in Peter and Mark,” said Mark E. Rust, Chicago managing partner. “Both are accomplished practitioners, and are the latest examples of experienced attorneys viewing Barnes & Thornburg as a top destination for their burgeoning practices.”

About the Attorneys

Peter Wozniak’s practice spans the entire spectrum of class and collective actions as well as single plaintiff employment litigation and arbitration, including pretrial investigation, settlement negotiation, fact and expert discovery, trial, and post-trial appeals. He counsels some of the world’s largest corporations on matters having multi-million dollar and business-essential implications.

Wozniak earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law, and his B.A. from Binghamton University.

Mark Wallin has extensive experience defending clients against complex discrimination matters as well as class and collective actions brought under state and federal wage and hour laws across the country. He has successfully litigated cases of all sizes, including cases initiated by the EEOC as well as private plaintiffs, ranging from those seeking damages in the tens of thousands to damages in the tens of millions. Mark also advises and counsels clients on best practices to remain in compliance with the FLSA, ADA, EPA, ADEA, and Title VII and their state law equivalents.

Wallin earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from DePaul University College of Law, and his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

With more than 600 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from 14 offices in Atlanta, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio, Texas and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter @BTLawNews.



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