Associate, Chicago Office

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

Katelin J. Eastman

Katelin practices in the areas of labor and employment and employee benefits.  Katelin counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employee discipline, labor relations, and federal and state employment discrimination matters under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Illinois Human Rights Act, and Title VII. She also represents school districts, community colleges and municipalities in administrative proceedings and grievance arbitrations. 

Prior to joining Robbins Schwartz, Katelin represented self-insured multi-employer ERISA plans. Katelin has also been recognized for her appellate litigation skills, as she successfully argued for a new constructive filing rule in the Ninth Circuit.  

Awards

  • California Lawyer Attorney of the Year in Appellate Practice (March 2016) 

Recent Publications

  • Contributing author, “Labor Issues in the Transactional Side of the Project,” Construction Law: Transactional Considerations (IICLE, 2017)
  • Alimony for Your Eggs: Fertility Compensation in Divorce Proceedings, 42 Pepp. L. Rev. 293 (2015)
  • Restoring Confidence in the Financial Services Industry: Advocating for a Uniform, Rules-Based Fiduciary Standard, 2014 Pepp. L. Rev. 1 (2014)

Recent Presentations

  • Update on Pension Rules, Regulations, and Proposed Legislation (April 2019)
  • Developments in Labor Law (September 2018)
  • Return to Work Issues in Illinois' Pension Systems (June 2018)

Katelin J. Eastman

Education

  • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 2015
  • M.D.R., Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2015
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Gonzaga University, 2012 

Admitted to Practice

  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Organizations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association 

Associate, Chicago Office

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

Katelin J. Eastman

Katelin J. Eastman

Associate, Chicago Office
ph: 312.332.7760
fax:312.332.7768
keastman@robbins-schwartz.com

Katelin practices in the areas of labor and employment and employee benefits.  Katelin counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employee discipline, labor relations, and federal and state employment discrimination matters under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Illinois Human Rights Act, and Title VII. She also represents school districts, community colleges and municipalities in administrative proceedings and grievance arbitrations. 

Prior to joining Robbins Schwartz, Katelin represented self-insured multi-employer ERISA plans. Katelin has also been recognized for her appellate litigation skills, as she successfully argued for a new constructive filing rule in the Ninth Circuit.  

Awards

  • California Lawyer Attorney of the Year in Appellate Practice (March 2016) 

Recent Publications

  • Contributing author, “Labor Issues in the Transactional Side of the Project,” Construction Law: Transactional Considerations (IICLE, 2017)
  • Alimony for Your Eggs: Fertility Compensation in Divorce Proceedings, 42 Pepp. L. Rev. 293 (2015)
  • Restoring Confidence in the Financial Services Industry: Advocating for a Uniform, Rules-Based Fiduciary Standard, 2014 Pepp. L. Rev. 1 (2014)

Recent Presentations

  • Update on Pension Rules, Regulations, and Proposed Legislation (April 2019)
  • Developments in Labor Law (September 2018)
  • Return to Work Issues in Illinois' Pension Systems (June 2018)

Education

  • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 2015
  • M.D.R., Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2015
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Gonzaga University, 2012 

Admitted to Practice

  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Organizations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association 

Practice Areas