John L. Litchfield

Professional Biography

John Litchfield’s primary practice includes counseling clients on complex labor and employment-related matters, including disability accommodations under Titles I and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act, sexual harassment and safe workplace compliance, leave management, restrictive covenants, executive employee terminations, reductions in force, wage and hour compliance, and other state and federal employment laws.

John is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment, Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution, and Family Office Practices, and the firm’s ADA & FMLA Compliance Team. He is also a member of the Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) Team. John is a leader in the firm’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Task Force and for years has been counseling clients on AI risks and opportunities in employee recruitment, retention, and management.

John regularly represents employers in federal and state litigation matters relating to disability discrimination, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and harassment and discrimination. John regularly conducts on-site trainings for clients and their employees covering workplace conduct, sexual harassment prevention, diversity and inclusion, and many other topics.

He also has experience in counseling clients on state and local campaign finance regulations, and has successfully represented clients with disputes before the City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services.

John is the chair of Foley’s LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group and serves on the firm’s Recruiting Committee.

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