CHICAGO – Jill S. Vorobiev, a partner in the Labor and Employment practice group in Reed Smith’s Chicago office, has been selected by Crain’s Chicago Business for its 2023 Notable Leaders in Employment and Labor Law.

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The award recognizes the top Chicago-area employment and labor lawyers who are making a measurable and specific impact through the types of cases they handle, dedication to mentoring and inclusive practices in the workplace, commitment to pro bono work, and leadership in professional and civic organizations or community service.

Vorobiev advises employers across a wide range of industries on a broad scope of legal matters, including high-stakes executive employment issues, high-level investigations, executive-level matters, labor contracts, ERISA matters and whistleblower cases, as well as federal and state employment laws. A skilled trial lawyer, she frequently represents companies in state and federal courts and recently obtained summary judgment in several significant labor and employment matters in federal court in Chicago.

Long committed to pro bono work, Vorobiev represents victims of domestic violence, as well as nonprofit organizations that provide assistance to underserved communities in the Chicago area. Recently, she has donated her time to organizations that are dedicated to promoting more livable and sustainable urban communities. Vorobiev also provides pro bono employment counsel to the Center for Neighborhood Technology and Elevate Energy.

Vorobiev serves on a number of professional and community boards. She is a member of the Executive Board, and previously served as investigator and hearing office, of the Chicago Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee. She also serves on the Executive Board of the American Heart Association’s Counsel for a Cause. Previously, she was a member of the School Board for Community Consolidated School District 181 in Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills for four years, serving as vice president and secretary.