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practice accolades

Labor & Employment

The American Lawyer Magazine's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment Law Finalist 2004, Winner 2006, Finalist 2008, Finalist 2010, and Finalist 2012

Listed in the highest tier for National Labor and Employment Practice in Chambers USA 2014

Named a top 5 firm for employment in BTI's Litigation Outlook 2014 report

Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2014)

Ranked, National Tier 1: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment by U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2011-2012) 

Ranked #1 for "Most Prestigious" Labor and Employment Practice, Vault 2012 Associate Survey

honors + affiliations

Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Noted in The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation (2014); Listed, BTI Client Service All-Stars (2014); The Best Lawyers in America (1995–2011); Top 100 Women Business Lawyers in Illinois (Leading Lawyers Magazine 2010); Top 50 Leading Women Business Lawyers in Illinois (Leading Lawyers Magazine 2009); Top 100 Business Lawyers in Illinois (Leading Lawyers Magazine 2006); Who’s Who in America; Chicago’s 100 Most Influential Women, Crain’s Chicago Business (1997); Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2004–2014); Who's Who Legal USA: Management Labour & Employment (2006); Rated Among the 500 Leading Litigators in America by Lawdragon Magazine (2006 & 2007); Top 50 Women Illinois Super Lawyers (2007); Guide to the World's Leading Labour & Employment Lawyers 2007 (Expert Guides)

Listed as Leading, Labor and Employee Benefits, PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2008

Listed as one of the nation's top 100 most powerful employment attorneys in Human Resource Executive (2009)

Human Resource Executive’s The Best Defense 2008, ranked in national Top 50

Recipient, Award for "Best Lawyer," Corporate Counsel Magazine

Member, Advisory Board, Leading Lawyers Network

Recipient, Northwestern University's Service Award (1994)

bar admissions

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Nina G. Stillman
Senior Counsel

77 West Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601-5094
United States of America
Phone: +1.312.324.1150
Fax: +1.312.324.1001

Nina G. Stillman is senior counsel in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice in the Chicago office.

Ms. Stillman focuses on labor and employment, equal employment opportunity, and occupational safety and health law matters. She has successfully represented corporations and institutions in large employment class actions and individual employment, restrictive covenants, and health and safety-related cases. Ms. Stillman counsels employers nationwide on cross-border workplace issues and counsels international clients on U.S. employment and workplace safety and health law.

From 2004 through 2014, Ms. Stillman was named one of the leading U.S. lawyers for employment law by Chambers USA, based on the views of clients, peers and other industry professionals. Chambers reports that Ms. Stillman's clients call her "everything you want a lawyer to be." Chambers has also noted that Ms. Stillman is a "national star" who is widely recognized for her work on class action litigation and her "tremendous expertise in health and safety."

Ms. Stillman is the past chair of the Chicago Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee; a past board member of the University Club of Chicago; a board member of the Merit School of Music and the Northwestern University Law Board; a past Advisory Board member of the University of Michigan's Occupational Health and Safety Training Program; a past officer and director of the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago; and a former faculty and past member of the Board of Advisors of the Institute of Human Resources and Industrial Relations of Loyola University of Chicago.

Ms. Stillman is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits; and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, District of Nebraska, District of Colorado, Eastern District of Texas, Western District of Wisconsin, Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the District of North Dakota.

Ms. Stillman has written numerous articles and is a frequent lecturer on labor, employment, and workplace health and safety law issues.


  • Northwestern University School of Law, 1973, J.D., Cum Laude, Order of the Coif
  • Smith College, 1970, A.B., Phi Beta Kappa