Partner, Chicago Office

ph: 312.332.7760
fax:312.332.7768
clocallo@robbins-schwartz.com

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Catherine R. Locallo

Catherine Locallo’s practice focuses on labor and employment law and board governance matters. She counsels employers in all aspects of employment law including hiring, employment contracts, employee discipline issues, terminations and reductions in force, collective bargaining and labor relations, nonimmigrant worker visas and employment discrimination matters. She also counsels public bodies on compliance with Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act. Catherine has extensive experience representing clients in court and administrative agency proceedings involving discrimination, retaliation and harassment claims.

Catherine joined Robbins Schwartz as an attorney in 2009 and prior to that, she worked as a paralegal for the firm since 2004. 

Awards

  • Named Illinois “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine (2015-2018)

Recent Publications

Recent Presentations

  • Community College Trustees Training Session, Rockford, IL (June 2017)
  • Legislative Developments Affecting Illinois Community Colleges, Springfield, IL (September 2016)
  • OMA-FOIA Refresher and Recent Developments, ICSA's 30th Annual Seminar on School Law, Chicago, IL (November 2016)
  • OMA/FOIA Update, 2016 ICCTA Legal, Legislative & Ethics Update, Naperville, IL (November 2016)
  • FOIA, OMA, and College Communications: Background and Impact of Recent Legal Decisions, ICCTA 2015 Legal, Legislative, & Ethics Update, Schaumburg, IL (November 2015)
  • Board Governance Issues Facing the Community College Student Trustee, ICCTA 2014 Student Leadership Institute, Springfield, IL (June 2014)
  • Walking A Tightrope: Social Media, Employees and the Hiring Process, 2012 American Association of School Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois (November 2012)
  • Legal Issues for Student Leaders of Community Colleges, ICCTA 2012 Student Leadership Institute, Normal, Illinois (May 2012)
  • Sage Rules for a Spicy Subject: Schools and Social Media, 2011 Joint Annual IASB/IASA/IASBO Conference, Chicago, Illinois (November 2011)
  • Freedom of Information and Educational Institutions: Balancing the Right to Records and Privacy Rights, 2011 FA Education/Classroom Privacy, The John Marshall Law School (November 2011)
  • Family Medical Leave Act and Leaves of Absence, IASPA Conference (January 2011)
  • District Website Postings: What’s Required? What’s Recommended?, IASB/IASBO/IASA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (November 2010)
  • Effective Discipline of College Employees and Reasonable Suspicion Checklist, In-Service (October 2010)
  • Letting The Sunshine In: Implementing Sweeping Changes to Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act, IASB/IASBO/IASA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (November 2009)
  • A Supervisor’s Guide to Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act, In-Service (February 2010)
  • A Guide to Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act, In-Service (June 2010)

Catherine R. Locallo

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, The John Marshall Law School, 2009; Order of John Marshall
  • B.S., Southern Illinois University, 1999

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeal for the Seventh Circuit

Organizations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers; Scholarship Committee, Member
  • Oakton Community College Paralegal Advisory Committee, Member
  • UNICO National
  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys
  • National Council of School Attorneys

Partner, Chicago Office

ph: 312.332.7760
fax:312.332.7768
clocallo@robbins-schwartz.com

LinkedIn

Catherine R. Locallo

Catherine R. Locallo

Partner, Chicago Office
ph: 312.332.7760
fax:312.332.7768
clocallo@robbins-schwartz.com

Catherine Locallo’s practice focuses on labor and employment law and board governance matters. She counsels employers in all aspects of employment law including hiring, employment contracts, employee discipline issues, terminations and reductions in force, collective bargaining and labor relations, nonimmigrant worker visas and employment discrimination matters. She also counsels public bodies on compliance with Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act. Catherine has extensive experience representing clients in court and administrative agency proceedings involving discrimination, retaliation and harassment claims.

Catherine joined Robbins Schwartz as an attorney in 2009 and prior to that, she worked as a paralegal for the firm since 2004. 

Awards

  • Named Illinois “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine (2015-2018)

Recent Publications

Recent Presentations

  • Community College Trustees Training Session, Rockford, IL (June 2017)
  • Legislative Developments Affecting Illinois Community Colleges, Springfield, IL (September 2016)
  • OMA-FOIA Refresher and Recent Developments, ICSA's 30th Annual Seminar on School Law, Chicago, IL (November 2016)
  • OMA/FOIA Update, 2016 ICCTA Legal, Legislative & Ethics Update, Naperville, IL (November 2016)
  • FOIA, OMA, and College Communications: Background and Impact of Recent Legal Decisions, ICCTA 2015 Legal, Legislative, & Ethics Update, Schaumburg, IL (November 2015)
  • Board Governance Issues Facing the Community College Student Trustee, ICCTA 2014 Student Leadership Institute, Springfield, IL (June 2014)
  • Walking A Tightrope: Social Media, Employees and the Hiring Process, 2012 American Association of School Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois (November 2012)
  • Legal Issues for Student Leaders of Community Colleges, ICCTA 2012 Student Leadership Institute, Normal, Illinois (May 2012)
  • Sage Rules for a Spicy Subject: Schools and Social Media, 2011 Joint Annual IASB/IASA/IASBO Conference, Chicago, Illinois (November 2011)
  • Freedom of Information and Educational Institutions: Balancing the Right to Records and Privacy Rights, 2011 FA Education/Classroom Privacy, The John Marshall Law School (November 2011)
  • Family Medical Leave Act and Leaves of Absence, IASPA Conference (January 2011)
  • District Website Postings: What’s Required? What’s Recommended?, IASB/IASBO/IASA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (November 2010)
  • Effective Discipline of College Employees and Reasonable Suspicion Checklist, In-Service (October 2010)
  • Letting The Sunshine In: Implementing Sweeping Changes to Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act, IASB/IASBO/IASA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (November 2009)
  • A Supervisor’s Guide to Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act, In-Service (February 2010)
  • A Guide to Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act, In-Service (June 2010)

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, The John Marshall Law School, 2009; Order of John Marshall
  • B.S., Southern Illinois University, 1999

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeal for the Seventh Circuit

Organizations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers; Scholarship Committee, Member
  • Oakton Community College Paralegal Advisory Committee, Member
  • UNICO National
  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys
  • National Council of School Attorneys

Practice Areas