John Pirra advises clients on a variety of business matters, including commercial litigation, general liability, and tort defense in federal and state courts throughout the United States. John’s labor and employment practice focuses on representing national and international companies during pre-suit investigations and in state and federal court. He counsels companies with respect to claims involving alleged employment discrimination (race, gender, disability and retaliation), violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Illinois Minimum Wage Law violations. In addition, John gives guidance to his clients on employment policies and associated state and federal labor regulations and requirements.
John regularly advises clients concerning the collection of judgments in Illinois and has successfully litigated supplementary/post-judgment actions, fraudulent transfers and various related commercial claims.
In addition, John assists with white-collar criminal matters and federal investigations. These matters include fraud/anti-money laundering investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Treasury, including FinCEN and OFAC.
John is dedicated to problem solving to the particular needs of each client, and remains mindful of the balance of cost versus results. John views each situation not only from a litigation perspective, but also with a focus on the broader issues that often have larger ramifications, such as the macro impact that litigation could have on his client’s business. Although John is considered a formidable litigator, he is also appreciated for his ability to keep his clients out of court.
John is a regular contributor to Labor Days
, Kelley Drye’s labor and employment law blog.