Lisa Callaway Gorsky
LISA R. CALLAWAY is a partner with Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga, LLC and brings more than twenty-five years of experience providing skilled employment and labor law counsel to private and public sector clients.
Before joining Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga, LLC, Lisa was a partner at Clark Baird Smith LLP, Vice President and General Counsel for The Management Association of Illinois, and an associate in private practice in labor and employment law firms. During her career, she has represented employers dealing with labor, employment and human resources issues. Lisa assists employers in collective bargaining, arbitration, employment discrimination, wage and hour, and general labor and employment law matters. She also provides training, conducts workplace investigations and advises public and private sector employers on business issues. Lisa’s experience extends to managing a small business.
Lisa has negotiated numerous private and public sector collective bargaining agreements. She has also litigated cases in federal and state courts and before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Human Rights Commission and the Illinois Public and Educational Labor Relations Boards.
Lisa frequently lectures on labor and employment law issues and has authored articles on sexual harassment, employment discrimination, employment termination, Sarbanes-Oxley, social media and workplace Internet/e-mail abuse. Representative groups before whom Lisa has presented include the American Bar Association, State and Local Government Committee; National Public Employer Labor Relations Association; Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association; Rocky Mountain Public Employer Labor Relations Association; Illinois Association of School Boards; Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association; National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors; National Business Institute; National Association for Business Resources; Western States Labor Relations Association; Chicago Labor and Employment Relations Association and Illinois Society for Human Resources Management.
Lisa has worked as an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, and has been a guest lecturer for the Loyola University Institute of Human Resources and Industrial Relations and Department of Education and Northern Illinois University, Department of Education.
She is a past chairperson of the Chicago Bar Association, School Law Committee. She currently serves as a commissioner on the City of Elmhurst Zoning and Planning Commission and is an advocate and active member of the Illinois Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
J.D., Loyola University of Chicago (1989)
M.S.I.R., Loyola University of Chicago (1993)
B.A. (cum laude), Loyola University of Chicago (1986)
State Bar Admissions:
Colorado (Admitted Practice Pending Admission pursuant to C.R.C.P. 205.6)
Federal Court Admissions:
U.S. Supreme Court U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section)
Labor and Employment Relations Association, Chicago Chapter, Board Member
Chicago-Kent College of Law Kenneth M. Piper Endowment Advisory Board and Public Sector Labor Advisory Board