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For more than three decades, private and public employers have turned to Alan King for sound and practical advice on complex and sensitive employment-related issues and to defend them in individual and class action litigation arising under federal, state, and local employment laws. An experienced trial lawyer, Alan has successfully advised and represented companies in high-stakes employment litigation and investigations across nearly every industry.

Alan litigates individual and class action employment cases in federal and state courts around the country, and has vast experience representing employers before federal, state, and local administrative agencies, across numerous industries, including retail, airlines, healthcare, telecommunications, education and financial services, as well as municipalities and minority-owned businesses. He regularly advises and advocates for clients on employment law issues, including matters involving discrimination and harassment, retaliation and whistleblower claims, wage and hour, breach of contract, non-competition and trade secrets, employment-related defamation, tortious interference, negligent hire, fraudulent inducement, and other common law claims. Alan also conducts high-stakes and sensitive workplace investigations, often involving C-Suite and senior management personnel.

Contact & Links
  • 70 West Madison Street, Suite 2900
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • University of Illinois Chicago, John Marshall Law School, J.D., graduated 1988
  • Augustana College (Rock Island), B.A., Political Science, graduated 1985
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, Illinois State Bar
  • American Arbitration Association - National Panel of Employment Arbitrators
  • Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms - Former Board Member
  • Federal Bar Association - Chicago Chapter, Former Board Member
  • Resolution Systems Institute - Board Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Employment Law - Management
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers (Employment Law-Management, 2012-2023)
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Corporate Employment Lawyers, Lawdragon Inc. (2021-2023)
  • Chicago’s Notable Black Leaders and Executives, Crain’s Chicago Business (2021-2022)
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer, Law Bulletin Media Leading Lawyers (2004-2022)
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2005-2022)
  • Top 500 Employment Lawyers in America, Lawdragon Inc. (2020-2021)
  • Chicago's Notable Minorities in Law, Crain's Chicago Business (2018, 2020)
  • Nation's Best, Lawyers of Color (2019)
  • 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty, Law Bulletin Media (2003)
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Union
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

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