Partner, Chicago Office

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

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Robert E. Riley

Robert Riley’s practice is concentrated in advising and representing units of local governments (including school districts, community colleges and municipalities), corporations and insurers in labor and employment matters. Bob has litigated civil rights cases, complex commercial cases and defended personal injury and property claims. He has represented numerous public employers in collective bargaining negotiations, grievance arbitrations and unfair labor practice cases.

Bob joined Robbins Schwartz in 1989. He began his legal career in labor and employment law in 1980, representing public sector employees, including PATCO (air traffic controllers) employees terminated as a result of a national job action. He also represented numerous individual employees in discrimination and First Amendment cases. From 1984 to late 1989, he litigated large, complicated commercial and insurance fraud and arson cases throughout the Midwest including cases in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin.

Recent Publications

Recent Presentations

  • Identifying and Investigating Hazing and Pedophilia Grooming Behavior in Schools, Illinois Association of School Business Officials (May 2013)
  • Employment of Teachers in Illinois after Education Reform -  PERA and SB7 Review, In-Service, North Cook Intermediate Service Center (December 2011)
  • District Website Postings: What’s Required? What’s Recommended?, IASB/IASBO/IASA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (November 2010)
  • Teacher and Principal Evaluations Under Public Act 96-0861: Practical Advice to Meet Statutory and Collective Bargaining Obligations, IAASE Fall Conference, Holiday Inn, Tinley Park (September, 2010)
  • Public Act 96-0861: The Performance Evaluation Reform Act of 2010, In-Service, Prairie-Hills School District 144 (May 2010)
  • The Administrator’s Role in Collective Bargaining Seminar, In-Service, North Cook Intermediate Service Center (February 2010)
  • Containing Labor Costs in Tougher-Than-Ever Economic Times, Illinois Association of School Business Officials (February 2010)
  • Collective Bargaining Update, In-Service, South Suburban School Business Officials (October 2008)
  • Practical Tips for Evaluating Teachers and Classified Employees, In-Service, Villa Park School District (September 2008)
  • Understanding the TRS 6% Cap: A Practical Guide to Negotiating Penalty-Free Collective Bargaining Agreements, Illinois Association of School Business Officials (May 2008)
  • Class Size Limits and Work Load Plans for Special Educators for 2009-10 School Year and Beyond, In-Service, Niles Township District for Special Education (February 2008)
  • Top Ten Tough Questions Under the Open Meetings Act and Understanding RTI Obligations and Class Size/Work Load Issues, In-Service, Niles Township District for Special Education (October 2007)
  • The Administrator’s Role in Collective Bargaining Seminar, In-Service, North Cook Intermediate Service Center (May 2007)
  • 24-12: Privacy, Retaliation and Teacher Dismissal, 2006 Joint Annual IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference (November 2006)
  • TRS Employee Penalty for End-of-Career Salary Increases More Than 6%, Legislative Education Network of DuPage (February 2006)
  • Collective Bargaining Workshop, North Cook Intermediate Service Center Program (February 2006)

Robert E. Riley

Education

  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 1980
  • B.A., Political Science, Western Illinois University, 1977

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois

Partner, Chicago Office

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

LinkedIn

Robert E. Riley

Robert E. Riley

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

Robert Riley’s practice is concentrated in advising and representing units of local governments (including school districts, community colleges and municipalities), corporations and insurers in labor and employment matters. Bob has litigated civil rights cases, complex commercial cases and defended personal injury and property claims. He has represented numerous public employers in collective bargaining negotiations, grievance arbitrations and unfair labor practice cases.

Bob joined Robbins Schwartz in 1989. He began his legal career in labor and employment law in 1980, representing public sector employees, including PATCO (air traffic controllers) employees terminated as a result of a national job action. He also represented numerous individual employees in discrimination and First Amendment cases. From 1984 to late 1989, he litigated large, complicated commercial and insurance fraud and arson cases throughout the Midwest including cases in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin.

Recent Publications

Recent Presentations

  • Identifying and Investigating Hazing and Pedophilia Grooming Behavior in Schools, Illinois Association of School Business Officials (May 2013)
  • Employment of Teachers in Illinois after Education Reform -  PERA and SB7 Review, In-Service, North Cook Intermediate Service Center (December 2011)
  • District Website Postings: What’s Required? What’s Recommended?, IASB/IASBO/IASA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (November 2010)
  • Teacher and Principal Evaluations Under Public Act 96-0861: Practical Advice to Meet Statutory and Collective Bargaining Obligations, IAASE Fall Conference, Holiday Inn, Tinley Park (September, 2010)
  • Public Act 96-0861: The Performance Evaluation Reform Act of 2010, In-Service, Prairie-Hills School District 144 (May 2010)
  • The Administrator’s Role in Collective Bargaining Seminar, In-Service, North Cook Intermediate Service Center (February 2010)
  • Containing Labor Costs in Tougher-Than-Ever Economic Times, Illinois Association of School Business Officials (February 2010)
  • Collective Bargaining Update, In-Service, South Suburban School Business Officials (October 2008)
  • Practical Tips for Evaluating Teachers and Classified Employees, In-Service, Villa Park School District (September 2008)
  • Understanding the TRS 6% Cap: A Practical Guide to Negotiating Penalty-Free Collective Bargaining Agreements, Illinois Association of School Business Officials (May 2008)
  • Class Size Limits and Work Load Plans for Special Educators for 2009-10 School Year and Beyond, In-Service, Niles Township District for Special Education (February 2008)
  • Top Ten Tough Questions Under the Open Meetings Act and Understanding RTI Obligations and Class Size/Work Load Issues, In-Service, Niles Township District for Special Education (October 2007)
  • The Administrator’s Role in Collective Bargaining Seminar, In-Service, North Cook Intermediate Service Center (May 2007)
  • 24-12: Privacy, Retaliation and Teacher Dismissal, 2006 Joint Annual IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference (November 2006)
  • TRS Employee Penalty for End-of-Career Salary Increases More Than 6%, Legislative Education Network of DuPage (February 2006)
  • Collective Bargaining Workshop, North Cook Intermediate Service Center Program (February 2006)

Education

  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 1980
  • B.A., Political Science, Western Illinois University, 1977

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois

Practice Areas