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Kristen W. Roberts
  • Associate

Direct:  +1 312-471-2887

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Two Prudential Plaza
180 North Stetson Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60601-6710

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Kristen Wolfe Roberts, an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star, is an associate of Walker Morton. Kristen and has developed broad and deep expertise in complex general commercial, healthcare and employment litigation. She successfully represents clients involving litigation issues in state and federal courts throughout the United States, as well as matters before state and local governmental agencies and arbitration tribunals. Kristen routinely represents employers in the healthcare industry. She has particular experience with complex issues involving regulatory compliance, wage and hour audits, business acquisitions and contract preparation and review. Kristen's nationwide litigation practice focuses on defending employers in employment matters in state and federal courts, as well as in administrative proceedings before federal administrative agencies and arbitration tribunals. Kristen successfully defends employers in a variety of disputes, including wrongful termination and discrimination claims, retaliatory discharge actions, wage and hour disputes and breach of contract claims. She also has substantial experience with federal Department of Labor and Occupational Safety & Health Administration investigations and audits. In addition to traditional litigation matters, Kristen routinely counsels clients on employment-related matters, including statutory compliance with federal and state employment statutes, affirmative action compliance programs, worker classification issues and best practice management techniques. Kristen develops and reviews existing employee handbooks, and drafts employment policies, executive employment and severance agreements, and restrictive covenant agreements. Kristen's honors and awards include Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star designation. She has also been a presenter and co-author on numerous legal issues, including: Personal Liability and HR Compliance: Are You at Risk?, Proactive Changes to HR Practices & Policies: Responding to New Trends Noel Canning: Is It Much Ado About Nothing Illinois Employer May Be Liable for Failing to Investigate Employee's Murderous Email Threats Independent Contractor or Employee? How to Avoid the Wrath of the Illinois Employee Classification Act

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D.
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
    • B.A.
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Office Location

Two Prudential Plaza
180 North Stetson Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60601-6710

Phone:
312-471-2900
Fax:
312-471-6001
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