Lawrence M. Donoghue

Managing Partner
Location: Northbrook, Illinois
Phone: 847-562-5539
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I am a practical, results oriented labor and employment lawyer with over 40 years of experience advising businesses and executives in issues governed by federal, state and local law. Subjects include policy compliance, HR audits, government investigations of corporate employment practices, EEOC proceedings and litigation, NLRB union campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, employment contracts, severance agreements, corporate confidentiality and non-compete agreements.

Areas of Practice

  • 35% Counseling Business on Legal Compliance
  • 30% Government Investigations/ Litigation of Employment Practices
  • 20% Preparation of Employment Contracts and Severance Agreements for Businesses and Executives
  • 10% Employment Policy Manuals
  • 5% Daily Guidance on Employment Matters
  • Employment Law — Employer
  • Labor Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1978


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
  • Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia
    • A.B.
    • Major: English


References available upon request.


  • Determining Independent Contractors, BASIC HR, 2010
  • You and the Law Television Show, Chicago Bar Association, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer of the Year Award Greater O’Hare Association of Commerce, 2009

Past Employment Positions

  • United Air Lines, Litigation Department, 1988 – 1993
  • Montgomery Ward & Co., Attorney, 1981 – 1988