Katten Employment Law Chair James Gecker Joins the Law Offices of Fern Trevino

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The Law Offices of Fern Trevino is pleased to announce the addition of attorney James Gecker, formerly a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and Chair of its Employment Law and Litigation practice group.

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Gecker brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in employment law and litigation, having spent 29 years representing management in labor and employment matters, with an emphasis on litigation. He has tried numerous discrimination and other employment cases before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators throughout the country.

The Law Offices of Fern Trevino – which represents employees and executives only – plans to draw on Gecker’s unique defense background to provide superior representation to its clients. “Jim is an excellent addition to the firm, and I have no doubt that our clients will benefit from the breadth and depth of his experience,” said the firm’s owner, Fern Trevino. “With his background as a defense attorney, he will bring unique insight and perspective to our clients.”

About James M. Gecker

Prior to joining Katten in 1994, Gecker was a partner in the labor group at Ross & Hardies (later merged with McGuire Woods). He received a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master of Science in Industrial Relations from Loyola University Chicago. He earned his J.D., cum laude from the University of Wisconsin.

Gecker is admitted to practice in Illinois, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1974), Sixth Circuit (1978), Seventh Circuit (1983), Federal Circuit (1990), and Eleventh Circuit (1999), and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois where he is a member of the trial bar. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section and Litigation Section.

In addition to his law practice, Gecker has taught a graduate-level course in Human Resources Law at Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Human Resources and Industrial Relations.

About The Law Offices of Fern Trevino

For 20 years, the Law Offices of Fern Trevino has offered legal guidance and representation exclusively to executives and Chicago-area employees in select employment law matters including whistleblower claims, sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge and wrongful termination, employer retaliation, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations, non-compete agreements and non-solicitation contracts. The firm has turned down all requests to represent employers. The firm’s principal, Fern Trevino, has been named by her peers as a Leading Lawyer every year since the inception of the Leading Lawyers Network. Leading Lawyers Magazine ranked her as number three in the state on the Top Ten Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyers list, and among the Top 50 Consumer Lawyers in the state. In addition, Fern has been named as an Illinois Super Lawyer, as well as one of “100 Women Making a Difference” in Today’s Chicago Woman Magazine.

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