Terese M. Connolly

Terese M. Connolly

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Recognized since 2019

Chicago, Illinois

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

International Trade and Finance Law

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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A trusted adviser with over a decade of experience, Terese Connolly counsels and represents multinational corporations in navigating the wide range of domestic and international labor and employment related issues that arise when managing a global workforce.

Terese advises and counsels multinational companies; conducts enterprise risk assessments, compliance audits and internal investigations; and provides training for management and employees on employment law, leave laws, anti-discrimination and harassment, diversity, and domestic and international labor and employment law compliance. She routinely advises on best practices involving hiring processes, employee discipline and dismissals, reductions in force and other expense-reduction measures, accommodations, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, employee privacy, drug testing and employee searches.

A dedicated relationship-builder with her clients, Terese regularly represents companies in matters that arise under the ADA, ADEA, ERISA, FCRA, FCPA, FLSA, FMLA, NLRA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, USERRA, WARN, and various state wage and hour, and discrimination laws.

Terese also helps clients with employee applications, offer letters, employment and executive contracts, handbooks and policies, as well as with at-will, non-compete, confidentiality and proprietary information, separation and release, secondment, key employee retention, and services agreements, along with other employment-related documents.

Further, Terese provides tailored guidance on domestic and cross-border labor and employment issues involved in mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, outsourcing, and privacy transactions, as well as post-acquisition integration, global audits, and global codes of conduct.

  • One North Wacker Drive, Suite 4400
    Chicago, IL 60606-2833
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law at IIT, J.D., graduated 2004

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Employment Law - Management
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Immigration Law
  • International Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Labor Law - Management


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