Sonya Rosenberg

T: (312) 827-1076
F: (312) 980-0740
Recent Litigation Experience:
  • Led and prevailed at a Wisconsin state law trial, securing complete dismissal of race discrimination and retaliation claims filed by a former employee of nationwide distributor of convenience store items.
  • Applying a Constitutional law (ministerial exception) argument, secured a complete dismissal with prejudice for a church and its school in an employment discrimination lawsuit filed by a former employee.
  • Secured summary judgment for a long-term care consulting company in an age discrimination lawsuit filed by two former employees.
  • Secured summary judgment for a national association in a lawsuit alleging defamation, invasion of privacy and tortious interference, and won plaintiff’s appeal of the summary judgment decision at the appellate court level.
  • Prepared and argued two successful motions to dismiss lawsuit alleging breach of contract, statutory wage payment and whistleblower claims and a retaliatory discharge claim by a former employee of an air ambulance company.
  • Secured summary judgment for a graphic design company in a lawsuit alleging breach of contract and fraud.
  • Prepared three successful motions to dismiss and presented oral argument on last motion, which was granted by the court with prejudice, ensuring full dismissal of lawsuit alleging various wage-related claims filed against a pool supplies company.
  • Prepared successful motion to dismiss and secured dismissal with prejudice of a lawsuit filed against a former company executive, based on lack of personal jurisdiction.
  • Secured summary judgment for a division of an international investment bank in a sexual harassment lawsuit.
  • Secured summary judgment for a national distributor of small store items in a religious discrimination lawsuit.
  • Secured summary judgment and won a Seventh Circuit appeal for a nationwide retailer in a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit.
  • Successful prosecution and settlement secured for a national hospital collection company in a breach of restrictive covenants action.
  • Successful prosecution and settlement secured for a finance executive in an AAA arbitration over separation-related agreements and benefits.
  • Successful defense of various-size companies and organizations in hundreds of administrative charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and parallel administrative state agencies alleging discrimination based on race, national origin, sex, religion, age, disabilities, marital status, and other protected categories.
Employment Counseling Experience:
  • Provide multi-faceted, employment-related counseling and advice to companies, organizations and associations through all stages of the employment relationship, including the pre-hire stage, employee performance and conduct-related issues, and separations and reductions-in-force.
  • Negotiate employment and separation agreements on behalf of companies and individuals.
  • Conduct various employment-related trainings and seminars, including on preventing discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the workplace, leave-related matters, and workplace technology and social media.
  • Review and revise employee handbooks and various stand-alone policies.

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