Mrs. Joan E. Casciari is an equity partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, where she represents management in the area of employment law. She is the co-chair of the firm’s Health Law Group. Her practice is primarily devoted to advice, training, and counseling.
She also has extensive experience in the litigation of employment discrimination matters, including Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and retaliatory discharge cases.
She has served on the firm’s Lawyer Development Committee, which supervises and evaluates associate attorneys, and works with a team that counsels on absence management and accommodation in the workplace. She is active in the firm’s Single Plaintiff/Workplace Counseling and Complex Discrimination Litigation Practice Groups and is a frequent speaker on the FMLA, the ADA, employment discrimination, and other employment-related topics.
While Mrs. Casciari represents all types of employers, many of her clients are in the healthcare field and she has extensive experience in labor and employment issues relating to healthcare employers. She is also the firm’s chief employment law counsel for internal firm matters.
- J.D., DePaul University College of Law
- B.A., Indiana University
- State Bar of Arizona
- American Bar Association
- American Health Lawyers Association
- Society for Human Resource Management
- College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Fellow)
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