Colleen Schade

Colleen Schade Employment Law Barnes Thornburg
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Professional Biography

A detailed-oriented and strategic thinker, Colleen Schade is committed to helping her clients navigate the ever-changing field of labor and employment law, understand how the laws affect every facet of their business, and implement best practices.

Colleen brings focus and dedication to assisting her employer clients with various workplace and employee needs they have. She conducts legal research and drafts memoranda, motions, and positions statements to the National Labor Relations Board. She also helps clients prepare for trial by reviewing depositions and providing summaries of expert witness testimony.

Before joining the firm full-time, Colleen was a summer associate with Barnes & Thornburg and a summer legal intern with Cummins, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, where she gained insight into the challenges and needs businesses, their employers and employees face on a daily basis. Additionally, she acquired experience drafting and editing supplier contracts, liability waivers, joint venture agreements, and other legal documents.

Intrigued by the intersection of law and sociology, Colleen wrote her senior thesis on “The Effect of Female Judges on the Collegial Decision-Making Process in Federal Appellate Courts.”

Outside of her professional endeavors, Colleen enjoys cooking and fitness, and she is an avid college football fan, rooting for the University of Notre Dame. She was a senior student manager for Notre Dame football for three years, the first Saint Mary’s student selected for that role in the 91-year history of the program.

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