Alexis Hawley is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie’s Employment and Compensation Practice. She has extensive experience litigating disputes arising out of various state and federal employment laws and counseling clients on domestic and international employment law matters.
Alexis represents management in employment disputes before state and federal courts, administrative agencies and other tribunals throughout the United States in single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff and class action lawsuits.
Alexis regularly defends employers in actions brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA).
Alexis also counsels clients on day-to-day labor and employment issues, including preparation of employee handbooks and policies, drafting employment and separation agreements, and union/labor relations management.
In addition, Alexis advises on international employment matters. She helps companies plan and implement global workforce reductions and collective dismissals, prepare cross-border employment agreements, and carry out performance-based terminations. She also advises on employment aspects of cross-border mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations.
- Washington and Lee University School of Law (JD) (2009)
- Dartmouth College (BA cum laude) (2004)
- U.S. Supreme Court~United States (2014)
- U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois~United States (2014)
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois~United States (2010)
- Illinois~United States (2009)
Alexis is a contributor to the Homeless Youth Handbook, a 250-page and on-line resource for homeless youth and those who support them in the State of Illinois (in partnership with United Airlines) and the State of Minnesota (in partnership with Ecolab).
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Illinois Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
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