Paul W. Mollica Esq.

Paul W. Mollica Esq.

Counsel
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Phone:
312-809-7010 (Chicago Office)
Fax:
(312) 809-7011
Email:

PAUL W. MOLLICA joined Outten & Golden LLP in Chicago, IL as 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 and Fifth Editions of Lindemann and Grossman's (now Lindemann, Grossman, and Weirich) Employment Discrimination Law (BNA 2007, 2012),) and the upcoming Sixth Edition, and worked as associate editor on all supplements since 1998. 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 elected as a Fellow to the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers. He was named an Advisor to the ALI's Restatement of the Law, 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.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Employee Rights
  • Civil Rights

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1986
  • New York, 2011

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,", Lindemann & Grossman
  • 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

  • Speaker: "Sixth and Seventh Circuit Update", NELA Annual Convention
  • Speaker: "EEO Update", Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference
  • Speaker: "Supreme Court Update", American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Midwinter Meeting
  • Speaker: "Mandatory Arbitration Cases Pending Before the Supreme Court", National Bar Association, ADR Seminar
  • Speaker: "EEO Update", Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference
  • Speaker: "A New Summary Judgment Standard for Discrimination Cases", Illinois State Bar Association
  • Speaker: "Because 'Cause' Matters: Causation Under Federal & State Employment Discrimination Law", NELA Annual Convention
  • Speaker: "Supreme Court Review", American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Speaker: "Hot Topics in Contemporary Labor Relations Law, 'Arbitration'", IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Speaker: "Seventh Circuit Update", NELA-Illinois
  • Speaker: "Supreme Court Review", American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment, National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Annual EEO Presentation to Law Clerks, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2001 - 2008
  • CLE program for staff attorneys, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • "EEO Update", ABA Labor and Employment Section Mid-Winter Conf.
  • "EEO Update", ABA Labor and Employment Section Mid-Winter Conf.
  • "Seventh Circuit Update", NELA-Illinois, Chicago, IL
  • "Evidence Issues in Federal Statutory Discrimination Cases", ALI-ABA Conference on Evidence Issues and Jury Instructions in Employment Cases
  • "Class Action Update", NELA Mid-Year Conference
  • "EEO Update" (FL), ABA L&E Section Mid-Winter Convention
  • "Seventh Circuit Update", NELA-Illinois
  • Panelist on Class Settlement, The Impact Fund's Third Annual Strategic
  • "Developments in Employment Law", ABA Annual Conference
  • "Summary Judgment", NELA Annual Conference
  • "ADEA Litigation," "Summary Judgment", Minnesota State Bar Association
  • "Consumer Racial Profiling", University of Texas at Austin, Page Lectureship
  • "'Mixed' Motive Cases Revisited", ABA Labor and Employment Section Mid-Winter Conference
  • 19th Annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Program, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • "Pro Bono", U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Ethical Issues in Employment Litigation: Supplement to Fact Pattern and Materials," CLE paper, NELA Annual Conference
  • "Merit Selection for Illinois Judges", League of Women Voters of Illinois
  • "Plaintiffs Discovery Strategy", University of Louisville
  • "Employment Discrimination Law Update: Riding the Circuits on Disparate Treatment," CLE paper, ABA Annual Conference
  • "Summary Judgment In Employment Discrimination Cases: Recent Caselaw About Disparate Treatment, Harassment, And Reasonable Accommodation," CLE paper, ABA National Institute on Age Discrimination
  • "Summary Judgment In Employment Discrimination Cases: Recent Federal Appellate Decisions," CLE paper, NELA Annual Conference
  • "Recent Developments And Trends Under The ADEA," CLE paper (Co-Author with Cathy Ventrell-Monsees), NELA Mid-year Session
  • "Release of Discrimination Claims: Issues to Raise on Summary Judgment," CLE paper, NELA mid-year session

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, 2008 - Present
  • Super Lawyer© in Illinois, 2007 - 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV© rated

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Task Force, Draft Civil Jury Instructions, Member, 2002 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Merit Selection Panel (N.D. Ill.), Member, 1999 - 2001
  • 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 - Present
  • Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Board of Governors , 2001 - 2010
  • Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Executive Comm. , 2009 - 2010
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Seventh Circuit Representative
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Amicus Advisory Comm., 2000 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Legislative Comm. , 2003 - 2005
  • Chicago Appleseed, Board Member, 2006 - 2014
  • American Law Institute, Member, 2011 - Present
  • American Law Institute-Restatement of the Law, Employment Law, Advisor, 2008 - 2014
  • American Law Institute, Members Consultative Group participant on Principles of the Law, 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment, Lindemann & Grossman "Employment Discrimination Law,", Executive Editor: Fourth and Fifth Editions (reviewer on Sixth Edition), 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment, Lindemann & Grossman "Employment Discrimination Law", Executive/Senior Editor on all supplements, 1998 - Present

Past Employment Positions

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

Languages

  • English (Primary)