Noreen H. Cull

Counsel Chicago
noreen.cull dbr.com
Phone: (312) 569-1330
Fax: (312) 569-3330

About

Noreen Cull regularly defends employers in individual and class action lawsuits filed in federal and state courts, including those involving equal employment opportunity discrimination, retaliatory discharge, the Family and Medical Leave Act, workplace harassment, retaliatory discharge, whistleblower rights, the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour claims. Noreen is counsel in the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group based in the Chicago office.

She has significant experience representing both private and public employers in a broad range of matters relating to employment. She also has considerable experience representing employers before federal, state and local administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the U.S. and Illinois Department of Labor. Noreen regularly counsels clients on a wide variety of employment law matters, including discipline and termination issues, workplace harassment investigations, wage and hour compliance, employee handbooks and personnel practices, employment and separation agreements, and disability and family/medical leave issues. She has lectured on various employment topics, including workplace harassment, FMLA compliance and discipline and discharge strategies.

Noreen is also a contributor to the firm's LaborSphere blog, which provides coverage and insights on breaking cases, recently enacted legislation and a broad range of employee benefits and labor issues.

Noreen served as a law clerk to the Honorable George M. Marovich of the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Experience

  • Obtained numerous summary judgment verdicts on behalf of employers in a variety of industries in discrimination, retaliation, and other employment-related cases brought by former employees.
  • Obtained dismissal of all class claims on a motion to dismiss in a nationwide class action alleging pay discrimination based on race, national origin and ethnicity.
  • Obtained dismissal of a putative wage and hour class and collective action while the plaintiffs’ motion for conditional class certification was pending.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Loyola University Chicago, B.S., magna cum laude

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Organizations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter