Kelly Petrocelli

Counsel

Overview

An experienced strategist on corporate employment issues, Kelly works with businesses to protect and grow their market share. She provides insight and advice on compliance with local, state and federal employment laws in the context of mergers and acquisitions and defuses employment-related disputes through effective counseling and litigation defense. Kelly represents clients when they encounter challenges related to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII, Equal Pay Act and similar federal and state employment statutes. She also counsels employers on wage and hour classification issues, hiring practices, employment policies and procedures, complex leave of absence issues, restrictive covenants, sexual harassment investigations, as well as discipline and termination issues.

Kelly is a contributor to Faegre Drinker's LaborSphere blog, which provides coverage and insights on breaking cases, recently enacted legislation and a broad range of employee benefits and labor issues.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Illinois
Michigan

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif (2002)

James Madison College at Michigan State University
B.A.

Honors

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois - Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service Award, 2004

Awards Methodology

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