Robert (Bob) J. Mignin

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Robert Mignin represents employers in employment, labor and litigation matters throughout the United States, including administrative proceedings before the EEOC, NLRB, DOL, OFCCP and state agencies. He represents employers in single plaintiff and class or collective action employment disputes in federal and state courts and arbitration concerning allegations of discrimination, whistle blowing, retaliation, violation of wage and hour laws and enforcement of confidentiality/non-compete agreements. He also represents employers in labor relations matters pertaining to unions and union organizing activities, collective bargaining, arbitrations and NLRB proceedings. Mr. Mignin regularly presents workshops and training programs on positive employee relations and achieving a culture of compliance and diversity.

Practice Focus

Mr. Mignin advises employers on drafting executive employment and international assignment agreements; development and implementation of human resources policies and procedures; corporate compliance programs and codes of conduct; alternative methods of resolving employment disputes; litigation avoidance strategies and mandatory arbitration. He also represents employers and organizations, domestically and internationally, on employment and labor ramifications of business reorganization and workforce restructuring, downsizing, rightsizing, mergers and acquisitions, insolvency, unionization and collective bargaining strategy, cost containment, absence and leave management, confidentiality and data privacy policies, protection of confidential business information, international assignment and mobility programs, as well as diversity and harassment in the workplace.

Professional Honors

  • Super Lawyer for Employment & Labor, Illinois, Super Lawyers 2016

  • Leading lawyer for management labour, Who's Who Legal: Labour, Employment and Benefits, July 2016

  • Lawyer of the Year - Employment, Labor & Litigation, Legal 100, September 2016

  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

  • Recommended lawyer for Labour and Employee Benefits, PLC Which lawyer? 2012/2013, Practical Law Company, London

  • Recommended lawyer, Labor and Employment Litigation and Workplace and Employment Counseling, Legal 500 2013

  • Recognized, Chambers Global 2012

  • Top rated lawyer, American Lawyer Magazine, April 2012

  • Leading Lawyer in Illinois in Employment Law: Management and Labor Law: Management, Leading Lawyers Magazine, July 2012

  • Recognized as a top legal practitioner advising on labour and employment law in the international legal market, Expert Guide: Labour and Employment Lawyers, Legal Media Group, 2011

  • Leading management attorney, Global Counsel 3000, a joint publication between Practical Law Company (London) and PricewaterhouseCoopers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • University of Illinois Law Review - Notes & Comments Editor
  • Global Employment Institute (GEI) (London) - Vice Chair of the Executive Council
  • International Bar Association (London) - Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee - Committee Chair 2008/2009
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers - Selected Member
  • Cross Border Human Resources Association - XBHR (London)
  • American Bar Association - Equal Employment Opportunity, Employee Rights and Responsibilities, Labor Law and International Law
  • Federal Bar Association - Board Member, Labor and Employment Law Section


  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois~United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit~United States
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois~United States


  • Knox College (B.A. cum laude)
  • University of Illinois College of Law (J.D.)


  • English