Managing Partner, Chicago Office and Rockford Office

ph: 312.332.7760
ph: 815.390.7090
fax:312.332.7768
jperkoski@robbins-schwartz.com

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Joseph J. Perkoski, Managing Partner

As managing partner, Joseph Perkoski represents educational institutions and public sector employers with a focus on board and executive leadership. Joseph also represents his clients on a broad range of labor and employment issues including collective bargaining, grievance arbitration and contract interpretation.  Joseph has defended employers in unfair labor practice charges before the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board, the Illinois State and Local Labor Relations Boards and the National Labor Relations Board. In addition, Joseph has litigated on behalf of management claims involving civil rights, discrimination, wrongful discharge, and harassment issues.

Awards

  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2008-2019

Recent Publications

Recent Presentations

  • Court Cases and Other Legal Updates for the Higher Education Workplace, Illinois CUPA-HR Spring Conference (May 2019)
  • Legal Update, ICCCFO Spring Conference (April 2019)
  • Bargaining Updates, 3%, and Q & A, Northwest Personnel Administrators (October 2018)
  • Bargaining for Benefits: What’s Happening at the Table (June 2018)
  • Recent Amendments and Changes to State and Federal Employment Laws, CUPA-HR Spring Conference, Champaign, IL (May 2018)
  • SURS Legislation Update, ICCCFO Spring Conference (April 2018) 
  • Navigating Employment Law Changes in the Midst of the State Budget Crisis, NICCHR Conference (May 2016)
  • Employment Actions and RIFS in the Midst of the State Budget Crisis, ICCCFO Spring Conference (April 2016)
  • Employment/Labor Law Update, ICCTA 2015 Legal, Legislative, & Ethics Update (November 2015)
  • Bargaining in the Age of Health Care and Pension Reform, ICCCFO Annual Conference (April 2015)
  • Navigating the Recent Changes in the Teacher Reduction-In-Force, IASPA Annual Conference (January 2015)

Joseph J. Perkoski, Managing Partner

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University, The Mortiz College of Law, 1993
  • M.A., The Ohio State University, 1987
  • B.A. with honors, The Ohio State University, 1985

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Wisconsin
  • Superior Court for the District of Columbia

Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • Associated Colleges of Illinois, Trustee
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Council of School Attorneys
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Illinois Association of School Business Officials
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • National School Boards Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association

Managing Partner, Chicago Office

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

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Joseph J. Perkoski, Managing Partner

Joseph J. Perkoski, Managing Partner

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

As managing partner, Joseph Perkoski represents educational institutions and public sector employers with a focus on board and executive leadership. Joseph also represents his clients on a broad range of labor and employment issues including collective bargaining, grievance arbitration and contract interpretation.  Joseph has defended employers in unfair labor practice charges before the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board, the Illinois State and Local Labor Relations Boards and the National Labor Relations Board. In addition, Joseph has litigated on behalf of management claims involving civil rights, discrimination, wrongful discharge, and harassment issues.

Awards

  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2008-2019

Recent Publications

Recent Presentations

  • Court Cases and Other Legal Updates for the Higher Education Workplace, Illinois CUPA-HR Spring Conference (May 2019)
  • Legal Update, ICCCFO Spring Conference (April 2019)
  • Bargaining Updates, 3%, and Q & A, Northwest Personnel Administrators (October 2018)
  • Bargaining for Benefits: What’s Happening at the Table (June 2018)
  • Recent Amendments and Changes to State and Federal Employment Laws, CUPA-HR Spring Conference, Champaign, IL (May 2018)
  • SURS Legislation Update, ICCCFO Spring Conference (April 2018) 
  • Navigating Employment Law Changes in the Midst of the State Budget Crisis, NICCHR Conference (May 2016)
  • Employment Actions and RIFS in the Midst of the State Budget Crisis, ICCCFO Spring Conference (April 2016)
  • Employment/Labor Law Update, ICCTA 2015 Legal, Legislative, & Ethics Update (November 2015)
  • Bargaining in the Age of Health Care and Pension Reform, ICCCFO Annual Conference (April 2015)
  • Navigating the Recent Changes in the Teacher Reduction-In-Force, IASPA Annual Conference (January 2015)

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University, The Mortiz College of Law, 1993
  • M.A., The Ohio State University, 1987
  • B.A. with honors, The Ohio State University, 1985

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Wisconsin
  • Superior Court for the District of Columbia

Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • Associated Colleges of Illinois, Trustee
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Council of School Attorneys
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Illinois Association of School Business Officials
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • National School Boards Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association

Practice Areas