Adrianne C. Mazura, Retired Partner

Representative Experience

Ms. Mazura’s experience includes the following:

  • Defending a sex discrimination class action brought by applicants at a foreign energy company doing business in Ohio.
  • Defending an ADEA collective action brought by several hundred employees laid off across the country by a predecessor employer.
  • Defending a sexual harassment and discrimination class action brought by a group of female employees against an insurance company.
  • Defending a class action brought against a municipal transportation provider alleging disability discrimination under the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA in the matter of access to public transportation.
  • Defending employers in actions brought by the EEOC including, among others, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. World Kitchen. Inc., Case No. 1 :05-cv-1970 (M.D. Penn.) (sex discrimination).
  • Obtaining numerous defense verdicts in jury and bench trials and administrative hearings in individual plaintiff cases alleging harassment and employment discrimination.  Ms. Mazura's most recent defense jury verdict:  Jasti Rao v. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, et al, Case No. 14 cv 00066 (July 7, 2017 ND Ill.) (Section 1983 claim).
  • Obtaining judgment on various types of employment discrimination cases and successfully defending the verdicts on appeal including the following: Jasti Rao v. Sarah Rusch, et al, No. 17-2584 (7th Cir. March 19, 2018 (upholding summary judgment on national origin, retaliation and equal protection claims as well as jury verdict on Section 1983 claim) (non precedential disposition); Myers v. U.S. Cellular, 2007 WL 4462150 (6th Cir. 2007) (unpublished) (sex discrimination); Carter v. Northwest Airlines. Inc., 93 Fed. Appx. 944 (7th Cir. Mar. 23, 2004) (disability discrimination); Johnson v. Spiegel Inc., 278 III.App.3d 1125 (1st Dist. 1996) (retaliation); Pierson v. University Orthopaedics, 282 III.App.3d 339 (1st Dist. 1996) (upholding denial of preliminary injunctive relief under the Illinois Human Rights Act); Carter v. Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, 271 III.App.3d 1061 (1st Dist. 1995) (retaliation).
  • Representation of numerous clients on matters before the OFCCP.
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