Gerald A. Golden

Senior Counsel
T: (312) 269-8008
F: (312) 750-6433

Gerald A. Golden has advised employers for over 35 years on compliance with federal and state employment laws such as the National Labor Relations Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the anti-discrimination and wage-hour laws. He has had extensive experience in collective bargaining, employment contract disputes, noncompetition/ non-solicitation matters as well as other issues that arise between employers, their employees and union representatives. Gerry regularly practices before the National Labor Relations Board and has tried jury and non-jury employment claims in federal and state courts as well as before U.S. Courts of Appeal. During his career, Gerry has had substantial experience in injunction matters and has tried numerous labor and employment disputes before arbitrators. In addition, Gerry conducts regular seminars on a wide variety of labor and employment law issues including periodic legal updates for attorneys and managers.

Gerry has been recognized as a leader in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (recommended in “Labor & Employment”) since 2006, and he has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006 and in Illinois Super Lawyers  for more than 10 years.

Gerry is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a professional association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide specializing in the practice of labor and employment law.


  • DePaul University College of Law (J.D., 1972)
  • Northwestern University (M.B.A., 1968)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (A.B., 1966)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1972

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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