Lauryn Parks

Associate

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Lauryn Parks is an Associate with the firm’s Commercial Litigation group. Ms. Parks has a wide array of experience in employment litigation matters, including litigating breach of restrictive covenant and non-solicitation agreements, wage and hour disputes, and a variety of federal and state employment discriminations claims. She also has extensive experience in commercial litigation and business disputes, including declaratory judgments, contract disputes, construction and real estate litigation, and matters involving various injunctive and equitable remedies. Ms. Parks has experience in all aspects of litigation and appellate law, including pre-trial discovery, preparing and arguing dispositive motions, first-chair trial experience, handling proceedings before various municipal and administrative agencies, and arguing before the appellate court. Ms. Parks also consults with and advises employers and executive-level employees regarding employment agreements, restrictive covenants, compensation issues, employee handbooks, and employee separations.

Achievements

Following a successful bench trial, presented argument before the Illinois Appellate Court Second District on behalf of a sub-subcontractor seeking compensation from its general contractor under a theory of quasi-contractual, or equitable, relief.

Won a Motion for Summary Judgment in the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois on behalf of a trade association regarding the interpretation and cancellation of a joint-venture agreement governing its annual trade shows and conventions.

Won a Motion for Summary Judgment in the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois on behalf of an equipment lessor against its lessee, an out-of-state hospital. The court ruled in favor of our client and entered judgment for all amounts requested, including our client’s attorneys’ fees.

Successfully defended and settled a class action law suit brought by former employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act for allegedly unpaid minimum wage and overtime compensation.

First-chaired in a bench trial in which our client, a commercial landlord, successfully obtained an order for the eviction of its tenant and rescinding the lease agreement.

Following a five-day bench trial, obtained a favorable ruling in favor of our clients, both as successor co-trustees and as individuals, denying the trust beneficiaries’ counts for accounting, breach of fiduciary duty, and tortious interference with expectancy, and successfully defended the trust against the beneficiaries’ post-trial motion for reimbursement of their attorneys’ fees.

Publications

Tortious Interference With Prospective Business Relationships, The Journal of the DuPage County Bar Association, Volume 21 (January, 2009).

http://www.dcbabrief.org/vol210109art2.html

James F. McCluskey and Lauryn E. Parks, Implied Easements, The Journal of the DuPage County Bar Association, Volume 22 (February, 2010).

http://www.dcbabrief.org/vol220210art3.html

Jennifer L. Friedland, Lauryn E. Parks, and James F. McCluskey, Trial: The Final Countdown, The Journal of the DuPage County Bar Association, Volume 24 (June, 2012).

http://www.dcbabrief.org/vol240612art2.html

Presentations/ Webinars

Robert R. Bruce and Lauryn E. Parks, Managing Risk Related to the Problem Employee, presented on May 29, 2014. http://www.momlaw.com/webinar-managing-risk-related-problem-employee/

Bar Admissions

  •  Illinois, 2007
  •  United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2008
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