Colleen G. DeRosa

Professional Biography

Colleen represents businesses in a wide range of employment and commercial lawsuits and provides day-to-day advice to management on employee relations issues.  Colleen has significant experience litigating cases in federal and state court, including class action wage and hour lawsuits, and high-stakes non-compete, non-disclosure, and non-solicitation agreements, and misappropriation of trade secrets claims.  She regularly defends litigation and administrative charges alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour violations. 

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Colleen was an associate at a large national law firm where she represented clients in employment, breach of contract, trade secrets, and criminal matters.  She also externed with the former Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, the Honorable Thomas R. Fitzgerald, and Judge Mark J. Lopez of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. 

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