Aaron J. Kacel
Aaron counsels employers on various aspects of labor and employment law, including internal investigations, employee discipline, labor relations, workplace policies, and state and federal labor and employment law matters under the Illinois Human Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, Title VII, and other laws.
Aaron represents employers in litigation and before administrative agencies including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Illinois Department of Labor.
Aaron also provides training to employers on internal investigation best practices and avoiding charges of unlawful discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
Prior to joining Robbins Schwartz, Aaron served as in-house employment law counsel for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. He has previously worked for the City of Chicago and a large, international law firm. During law school, he served as Managing Executive Editor of the Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy and President and Founder of the Northwestern Labor & Employment Law Society.
- J.D., Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
- B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, magna cum laude, high distinction
Admitted to Practice
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- Supreme Court of Illinois
- Member, Associate Board, Lawyers for the Creative Arts
- Chair, Labor and Employment Committee, Young Lawyers Section, Chicago Bar Association
- Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary, Board of Directors, About Face Theatre (2018-2021)
- When It Happens to You: Responding to Reports of Harassment and Discrimination, Law Arts Blog, Lawyers for the Creative Arts (July 2022)