Providing Peace Of Mind

Andrew J Boling

Andrew J. Boling

  • Attorney, Employment Law Chair


Andrew J. Boling represents domestic and international clients doing business in the US and around the world, especially in the areas of employment law counseling, litigation, compliance, internal investigations, and crisis counseling in emergency situations, including those arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. He counsels clients through all phases of the employment cycle, including hiring, restrictive covenants, disciplinary action, and leave management, and has substantial experience in successfully handling both large-scale reductions in force and high-profile individual employee separations.

Andy has been recognized by the Legal 500, the International Who’s Who of Labour and Employment Lawyers, and as an ICFM 500 Leading Lawyer by InterContinental Finance & Law Magazine. Since 2012, he has been ranked by Euromoney’s Expert Guides “Best of the Best USA” as one of the 30 best labor and employment lawyers in the United States. He has also been recognized on multiple occasions as an Acritas Star Lawyer.


  • University of Illinois College of Law, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1984
  • Augustana College
    • B.A. - 1980
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law Counseling
  • Litigation
  • Compliance
  • Internal Investigations
  • Crisis Counseling in Emergency Situations, including those arising from the COVID-19 pandemic

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1984
  • Supreme Court of Illinois, 1984

Podcasts + Webinars

  • “Expert Witnesses in Employment Litigation: Rule 702 Amendments, Impact on Witness Selection and Daubert Challenges” Strafford Webinar Featured Speaker | 2024
  • “Serving Up Changes: DOL’s New Wage Thresholds + FTC’s Final Rule on Non-Competes” Webinar, Featured Speaker | 2024
  • "Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions in Employment Litigation" Strafford Webinar Featured Speaker | 2024
  • "Navigating Paid Leave Compliance" Webinar Featured Speaker | 2023
  • "Happy Half-Hour Employment Law" Webinar Featured Speaker | 2023
  • "Brewing Up New Thresholds for Federal Exempt Employee Classifications" Webinar Featured Speaker | 2023
  • "Forward Looking: Planning for an M&A Transaction" Webinar Series, Ep. 3 Panelist | 2023
  • "Delivering the IL Day & Temporary Labor Services Act Changes" Webinar, Featured Speaker | 2023
  • “Digesting the IL Paid Leave for All Workers Act” Webinar Featured Speaker | 2023
  • “The NLRB's New Menu: Time to Change the Recipe for Your Severance + Confidentiality Agreements” Webinar Featured Speaker | 2023
  • "Employee or Independent Contractor?” Webinar Featured Speaker | 2023
  • “Acquiring and Protecting Your Talent” Webinar Featured Speaker | 2023
  • “Acquiring and Protecting Your Financial Services Talent” Webinar Featured Speaker | 2023
  • "Forward Looking: Planning for an M&A Transaction" Webinar Series, Ep. 1 Panelist | 2023
  • "Forward Looking: Planning for an M&A Transaction" Webinar Series, Ep. 2 Panelist | 2023
  • “The New Market for Labor Offshoring: Current Issues in Business, Employment and Labor Law”, Human Resources Management Association of Chicago
  • “Defending Sarbanes-Oxley Employment Claims”, International Personnel Association
  • “Legal Perspectives and Interpretations of ILF v. Wal-Mart”, BSR Newsmakers
  • “Fundamentals of U.S. Employment Law for Chinese Attorneys”
  • “Performance Management: The Various Models and Associated Legal Risks”
  • “Leadership and Succession Planning In The Global Workplace”
  • “Investigating Workplace Fraud: Employment Law Considerations”, CPA Foundation
  • “Managing and Preserving Employee Loyalty in the 21st Century,”, Center for International Legal Studies and the American Bar Association International Employment Law Committee
  • “Cross Border Application of U.S. Employment Laws”
  • “The U.S. Response to the European Union Data Privacy Directive”
  • “Cross Border Labor Planning: Mexican Labor Laws and the Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Laws to the Mexican Workplace”
  • “Covenants Not To Compete: A Cross-Border Perspective”
  • “Cross Border Aspects of Reductions in Force”