Mary A. Smigielski

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Mary Smigielski is a partner in the Chicago office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Employment & Labor Practice. Ms. Smigielski has been representing employers for over 25 years.  She routinely litigates class, collective and single-plaintiff employment cases and has appeared in courts across the United States.  Ms. Smigielski has a nationwide counseling practice covering the entire employee life cycle and conducts training and sensitive workplace investigations, including at the C-Suite level.  Ms. Smigielski also handles business-to-business disputes, intellectual property matters, and cutting-edge litigation such as lawsuits filed under the Illinois Biometric Information Protection Act (BIPA).  Immediately prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Ms. Smigielski spent a decade in-house at a multi-national, Fortune 50 company where she was responsible for all aspects of employment law for over 100,000 employee in all 50 states and off-shore. This unique experience makes her well suited to partner with all levels of leadership to achieve complex business objectives, define, assess and control legal risk, and implement workplace policies and best practices.  Ms. Smigielski is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law.