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Paul W. Mollica Esq.

Paul W. Mollica Esq.

Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Phone:
312-809-7010 (Chicago Office)
Fax:
646-509-2075 (Paul Mollica)
646-509-2094 (Lori Deem)
312-809-7011 (Chicago Office)
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PAUL W. MOLLICA joined Outten & Golden LLP as Of Counsel in 2010. Mr. Mollica has wide appellate experience, including dozens of appeals in state and federal courts, and has often authored or co-authored amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeals for such national organizations as the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, ACLU, NAACP, AARP, People for the American Way, and the National Employment Lawyers Association. He is also a frequent author and lecturer (for lawyers and courts) in the area of employment discrimination. He served as executive editor on the Fourth Edition of Lindemann and Grossman's Employment Discrimination Law (BNA 2007) and upcoming Fifth Edition (anticipated for 2013), and worked as associate editor on all supplements since 2000.  Since 2004, Mr. Mollica has authored the "Daily Developments in EEO Law" law blog.

In 2011, Mr. Mollica was elected to membership in the American Law Institute (ALI), a limited-enrollment organization devoted to publishing scholarly work to develop the law (including Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of law). Previously, in 2008, he was named an Advisor to the ALI's Employment Law Restatement. He is also a two-term past president of the Chicago Council of Lawyers, a public-interest bar association. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer© in Illinois and has the highest, AV© rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is licensed to practice in Illinois and New York.

 

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Law Review: DePaul Law Review, Managing Editor of Notes and Comments, 1985 - 1986
  • University of Chicago
    • B.A. - 1983

Published Works

  • Executive Editor, "Employment Discrimination Law," 4th Ed., Lindemann & Grossman, 2007
  • EEO Developments in the U.S. Courts of Appeals: 2007-08, CLE paper presented at ABA Labor and Employment Section Mid-Winter Conf., Tucson, AZ, March 25, 2008
  • EEO Developments in the U.S. Courts of Appeals: 2006-07, CLE paper presented at ABA Labor and Employment Section Mid-Winter Conf., Charleston, SC, March 21, 2007
  • "More Federal Circuit Splits in the EEO Field", BNA's Employment Discrimination Report, December 13, 2006
  • "EEO Developments in the U.S. Courts of Appeals: 2005-06,", CLE paper presented at ABA Labor and Employment Section Mid-Winter Conf., La Jolla, CA, March 22, 2006
  • "Evidence Issues in Federal Statutory Discrimination Cases,", ALI-ABA Conference on Evidence Issues and Jury Instructions in Employment Cases, Feb 9, 2006
  • "Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards," Chapter in ADR in Employment Law, Co-author, BNA, 2006
  • EEO Developments in the U.S. Courts of Appeals -- 2004-05, CLE paper presented at ABA Labor and Employment Section Mid-Winter Conf., Naples, FL, April 6, 2005
  • "So You Want to Go to the Supreme Court?", BNA Employment Discrimination Reporter, July 14, 2004
  • "Mixed-Motive Cases Revisited: Impact of Desert Palace v. Costa", BNA's Employment Discrimination Report at 525, May 5, 2004
  • "Attorneys' Fees," Chapter in "Age Discrimination in Employment Law", Lindemann and Kadue, BNA, 2003
  • "Employment Discrimination Law," Associate Editor, Lindemann and Grossman, BNA, 3d Ed., Third Supp., 2002
  • Employment Discrimination Law," Associate Editor, Schlei and Grossman, BNA, 3d Ed., Second Supp., 2000
  • Federal Summary Judgment at High Tide, 84 Marquette L. Rev. 139, 2000
  • Employment Discrimination Law in the Seventh Circuit: 1992-1996, 1 Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal 63, 1997
  • The Eleventh Amendment's Lengthening Shadow over Federal Subject Matter Jurisdiction: Pennhurst State School and Hospital v. Halderman, 34 DePaul L. Rev. 515, 1984

Classes/Seminars

  • CLE program for staff attorneys, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2007
  • "EEO Update", ABA Labor and Employment Section Mid-Winter Conf., Chaleston, SC, March 21, 2007
  • "EEO Update", ABA Labor and Employment Section Mid-Winter Conf., La Jolla, CA, March 22, 2006
  • "Seventh Circuit Update", NELA-Illinois, Chicago, IL, February 20, 2006
  • "Evidence Issues in Federal Statutory Discrimination Cases", ALI-ABA Conference on Evidence Issues and Jury Instructions in Employment Cases, February 9, 2006
  • "Class Action Update", NELA Mid-Year Conference, Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA, October 14, 2005
  • "EEO Update", ABA L&E Section Mid-Winter Convention, Naples FL, April 6, 2005
  • "Seventh Circuit Update", NELA-Illinois, Chicago, IL, March 11, 2005
  • Panelist on Class Settlement, The Impact Fund's Third Annual Strategic, Berkeley, CA, February 17, 2005
  • Annual EEO Presentation to Law Clerks, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2001 - 2008
  • "Developments in Employment Law", ABA Annual Conference, 2004
  • "Summary Judgment", NELA Annual Conference, 2004
  • "ADEA Litigation," "Summary Judgment", Minnesota State Bar Association, 2004
  • "Consumer Racial Profiling", University of Texas at Austin, Page Lectureship, 2004
  • "'Mixed' Motive Cases Revisited", ABA Labor and Employment Section Mid-Winter Conference, 2004
  • 19th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Program, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2003
  • "Pro Bono", U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2002
  • Ethical Issues in Employment Litigation: Supplement to Fact Pattern and Materials, CLE paper, NELA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, 2002
  • "Merit Selection for Illinois Judges", League of Women Voters of Illinois, 2001
  • "Plaintiffs Discovery Strategy", University of Louisville, 2000
  • "Employment Discrimination Law Update: Riding the Circuits on Disparate Treatment," CLE paper, ABA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, 1999
  • "Summary Judgment In Employment Discrimination Cases: Recent Caselaw About Disparate Treatment, Harassment, And Reasonable Accommodation," CLE paper, ABA National Institute on Age Discrimination, Dearborn, MI, 1998
  • "Summary Judgment In Employment Discrimination Cases: Recent Federal Appellate Decisions," CLE paper, NELA Annual Conference, Monterey, CA, 1998
  • Recent Developments And Trends Under The ADEA, CLE paper (Co-Author with Cathy Ventrell-Monsees), NELA Mid-year Session, San Antonio, TX, 1997
  • Release of Discrimination Claims: Issues to Raise on Summary Judgment, CLE paper, NELA mid-year session, Minneapolis, MN, 1996

Honors and Awards

  • U.S. District Court Merit Selection Committee (N.D. Ill.), 1999 - 2001
  • Seventh Circuit Task Force, Draft Civil Jury Instructions, 2002
  • Honoree, Chicago City Council Resolution, November 19, 2003
  • Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer, Employment & Labor (Plaintiff), 2003 - 2004
  • Leading Lawyers Network, Leading Lawyer, Employment Law: Employee, 2003 - Present
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law, 2005 - Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated, 2002 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Law Institute, Advisor, 2008 - Present
  • Chicago Council of Lawyers, President, 1999 - 2001
  • Chicago Council of Lawyers, Board of Governors, 1996 - 2001
  • Chicago Council of Lawyers, Treasurer, 1998 - 1999
  • Chicago Council of Lawyers, Chair, Federal Courts Comm., 1995 - 1999
  • Chicago Council of Lawyers, Chair, Judicial Evaluation Comm., 2002
  • Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Board of Governors, 2001 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Chair, Civil Rights Comm., 1998 - 1999
  • American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Seventh Circuit Representative, Amicus Advisory Comm., 2000
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Legislative Comm., 2003
  • Chicago Appleseed, Board Member, 2006

Past Employment Positions

  • Sonnenschein, Carlin, Nath & Rosenthal (later Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal), Associate, 1986 - 1990
  • Meites, Frackman, Mulder & Burger, Associate, 1990 - 1996
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