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Renee will be speaking to us today on Discrimination in the Workplace: A Primer for Employers.

Attorney Renee Elise Coover specializes in employment law at Thiersch & Associates in Chicago. Mrs. Coover also has extensive experience representing businesses in employment discrimination, harassment, and breach of contract matters, drafting employment contracts

and policies, performing compliance audits for businesses, and counseling businesses on employment matters. She has handled all aspects of employment litigation in both federal and state court. Mrs. Coover’s practice has a particular emphasis on the litigation of discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases, including claims filed under Title VII, Section 1981, ADEA, ADA, FMLA and state law equivalents.

Mrs. Coover received her J.D. from the DePaul University College of Law in 2007 and her B.A., cum laude, from Miami University of Ohio in 2004. Before joining Thiersch & Associates, Mrs. Coover practiced in the area of family law for four years. Mrs. Coover is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois and before the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois. Mrs. Coover is a member of the National Employment Lawyer’s Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association. Mrs. Coover is also active as a member of the Junior Board for Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and the Junior League of Chicago.