Mr. Gerald D. Skoning is a retired partner and a trial lawyer who has practiced for over 35 years in the area of labor and employment law. He has practiced in 25 different federal district courts, eight federal courts of appeal, and has had numerous cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, including Lorance v. AT&T Technologies, Inc. (1989); Caterpillar Inc. v. Williams (1987); AT&T Technologies v. Communication Workers of America (1986); Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company v. EEOC (1983); and University of Chicago v. McDaniel (1975).
Mr. Skoning is a member of faculties of the National Employment Law Institute and the Center for American and International Law (formerly known as The Southwest Legal Foundation) in Dallas, Texas where he teaches courses on labor and employment law and how to defend employment discrimination lawsuits. Mr. Skoning also has written extensively on labor and equal employment opportunity issues.
His published articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Personnel Journal, National Law Journal, Legal Times, and others. He is co-author of the book, “Complying with Handicap Discrimination Laws,” and author of the popular book, “The Wackiest Employment Law Cases, 1993-2003,” which takes a look at the lighter side of labor and employment law.
Mr. Skoning has also made guest expert appearances on NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, the Phil Donahue Show, National Public Radio and Chicago TV news programs, and radio talk shows. He is a nationally recognized lecturer on EEO laws, labor law, and employment litigation.
Mr. Skoning serves on a variety of boards of directors and is a member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Labor Management Relations Committee of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
He is also Director and immediate past-Chairman of the Chicagoland Project with Industry and is the past-Chairman of the Business Volunteers for the Arts Chicago. He has written extensively on labor and EEO issues and is a nationally recognized lecturer on EEO laws, labor law, affirmative action, and employment litigation.
- J.D., University of Michigan Law School (1967)
- A.B., Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (1964)
- Article 32 Certification, U.S. Naval Justice School (1968)
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