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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2014, Executive Editor for Consumer Law Review, Staff Writer for Public Interest Law Reporter
    • B.S., cum laude, Central Michigan University, 2010, History
  • Court Admissions
    • State of Illinois, 2014
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2016
Michael Lorden is an associate in the Commercial Litigation practice. He works closely with employers to develop creative solutions for the complex and often sensitive workplace issues they face, and he assists clients in instituting appropriate policies and procedures to avoid disputes and comply with both state and federal law. He assists clients with a wide variety of workplace related issues, including discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage claims, reductions in force, and affirmative action compliance. Michael helps clients defend and enforce restrictive covenants and represents employers in other areas of labor and employment litigation. 

Prior to joining Polsinelli, Michael represented Chicago public agencies in labor and employment disputes. In particular, he defended discrimination and unfair labor practice charges in front of numerous administrative bodies. Michael also defended the agencies in grievance arbitrations and dismissal hearings. Additionally, Michael has experience defending manufacturers in products liability and toxic tort cases and representing contractors in construction litigation.