N. Elizabeth Reynolds
N. Elizabeth Reynolds is a shareholder with Allison, Slutsky & Kennedy, P.C. in Chicago. She became associated with the firm in 1998 and became a shareholder in the firm effective January 1, 2005. Ms. Reynolds practices in the areas of labor law, employee benefits law, employment law and general litigation. She is a graduate, with High Honors, of the University of Texas Law School, where she was the Chief Articles Editor of the Texas Law Review.
Ms. Reynolds devotes a major part of her practice to the representation of unions in both the private and public sectors. Ms. Reynolds regularly represents unions in contract interpretation and discipline cases in arbitration. She has provided in-depth training for union business agents on how to present a case at arbitration. She represents unions in federal court and Illinois state court, as well as in National Labor Relations Board, Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, and Illinois Labor Relations Board proceedings. Ms. Reynolds has represented Taft-Hartley employee benefit funds on collection matters in federal court. She has also represented individuals in employment matters in federal court and Illinois state court and agencies. In addition to her general labor law practice, Ms. Reynolds has represented individuals and small businesses in commercial and tort litigation in federal and Illinois state court. She has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Illinois Appellate Court.
Ms. Reynolds served on the Board of Directors of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee from 2003 to 2006. She is a member of the American Bar Association. She is a contributing author to How Arbitration Works (BNA 6th ed. 2001), The Developing Labor Law (BNA 2001 and 2006 Editions and Annual Supplements) and Discipline and Discharge in Arbitration (BNA 2001 Supplement). She has spoken on panels at numerous American Bar Association and AFL-CIO programs, the Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Conference, the National Academy of Arbitrators annual meeting, and the National Labor Relations Board Judges Conference.