Mr. Lies is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. In his employment law practice, he represents employers on a national basis involving developing compliant employment policies and appearing before the EEOC and state human rights agencies. He has defended employers in single plaintiff and class action employment litigation in federal and state court involving discrimination based on race, age, sex, religion, disability and retaliatory discharge cases involving exercise of First Amendment and other employee protected activity. His practice has included counseling and defense of workplace violence threats and incidents requiring involvement with the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and other federal and state agencies. He has authored numerous publications on preventing workplace violence, including as editor of “Preventing and Managing Workplace Violence” published by the American Bar Association.