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Paul J. Cherner

A respected labor and employment attorney, Paul J. Cherner has more than 40 years experience in advising businesses on compliance with labor and employment laws, and with corporate compliance programs as well as internal investigations. He has served as outside labor and employment counsel to businesses throughout the Midwest and in other regions of the country.


Based on his litigation experience, Mr. Cherner is a member of the Federal Trial Bar. He has represented clients in employment and administrative law matters before federal and local administrative agencies, as well as in federal and state courts in numerous states and the District of Columbia. He has also represented employers in various alternative dispute resolutions forums, including mediation and arbitration. He has also been selected by several Board of Directors to conduct an independent investigation of alleged whistleblowing and retaliation concerning senior executives.


Prior to joining Klein, Dub & Holleb, Ltd., he chaired the labor and employment law practice group at three prominent Chicago law firms. He began his career with the National Labor Relations Board as a trial attorney federal investigator and then as a Legal Advisor to NLRB. Board Member John H. Fanning.


Mr. Cherner has been recognized for many years by his peers as a "Leading Lawyer," in the category of Employment Law: Management. He was also designated as a "Super Lawyer" in the area of Employment & Labor Law, by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine. In addition, he holds the AVÆ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethics and legal ability.


Mr. Cherner earned a Certificate from Northwestern University's Mediator Training Program and has served as a Mediator under the Cook County Circuit Court Mediation Panel programs.


He has previously served as an adjunct professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law.


He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and Temple University Fox School of Business ñ B.S. in Accounting.


He is admitted to practice law in Illinois, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia, as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court, where he has filed several amicus curiae briefs in landmark labor law cases.


Publications and Presentations


Mr. Cherner has spoken at numerous seminars on labor and employment law subjects for clients, trade associations, professional associations and continuing professional education seminar organizations.

Paul J. Cherner


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