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
    J.D. | 1984

  • Augustana College
    B.A., Magna Cum Laude | 1980
    Phi Beta Kappa


  • Illinois Leading Lawyers | 2023
    Employment Law: Management
    International Business & Trade Law

  • Legal 500 ICFM 500 Leading Lawyer

  • Euromoney’s Expert Guides “ Best of the Best USA” – one of the 30 best labor and employment lawyers in the US

  • Acritas Star Lawyer

Professional Associations + Memberships

  • American Bar Association | Member

  • Illinois State Bar Association | Member

  • Japan America Society of Chicago | Member

  • Midwest Business Brokers & Intermediaries | Member

Podcasts + Webinars

Published Works

  • “Labour and Employment Compliance in the United States, Eighth Edition”, of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws published by Wolters Kluwer Co-Author | 2023

  • Co-authored seven books on US employment law and numerous articles on assorted labor and employment topics

Speaking Engagements

  • MBBI Event: "Leveraging the Human Side of Deal Making" | Feb 2024 Panelist

  • “The New Market for Labor Offshoring: Current Issues in Business, Employment and Labor Law”
    Human Resources Management Association of Chicago
    Lecturer | Chicago, IL

  • “Defending Sarbanes-Oxley Employment Claims”
    International Personnel Association
    Lecturer | Naples, Florida

  • “Legal Perspectives and Interpretations of ILF v. Wal-Mart”
    BSR Newsmakers
    Lecturer | San Francisco, CA

  • “Fundamentals of U.S. Employment Law for Chinese Attorneys”
    Lecturer | Shanghai, China

  • “Performance Management: The Various Models and Associated Legal Risks”
    Lecturer | Rosemont, IL

  • “Leadership and Succession Planning In The Global Workplace”
    Lecturer | Chicago, IL

  • “Investigating Workplace Fraud: Employment Law Considerations”
    Illinois CPA Foundation
    Lecturer | Chicago, IL

  • “Managing and Preserving Employee Loyalty in the 21st Century”
    Center for International Legal Studies and the American Bar Association International Employment Law Committee
    Lecturer | Kitzbuhel, Austria

  • “Cross Border Application of U.S. Employment Laws”
    Lecturer | Paris, France

  • “The U.S. Response to the European Union Data Privacy Directive”
    Lecturer | Glenview, IL

  • “Cross Border Labor Planning: Mexican Labor Laws and the Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Laws to the Mexican Workplace”
    Lecturer | Monterrey, Mexico

  • “Covenants Not To Compete: A Cross-Border Perspective”
    Lecturer | London, England

  • “Cross Border Aspects of Reductions in Force”
    Lecturer | Toronto, Canada

  • “Social Media Policies and the Global Workforce”
    Lecturer | Chicago, Illinois

  • “Fundamentals of International Employment Law”
    Lecturer | Downers Grove, Illinois

  • “Dodd-Frank and the Global Employer”
    Lecturer | Chicago, Illinois

  • “Managing Social Media and Workplace Privacy Risks”
    Lecturer | St, Louis, Missouri

  • “Non-compete Agreement Litigation Strategies”
    National Webinar
    Lecturer | 2014, 2015

  • “Strategies for Protecting Employee Intellectual Property Creations under Chinese and US Law”
    National Webinar

  • “US Employment Litigation Update”
    Illinois Chamber of Commerce
    Lecturer | Bolingbrook, Illinois

  • “Strategies For Defending Executive Separation Disputes Under US and International Labor Law”
    John Marshall Law School
    Lecturer | Chicago, Illinois

  • “Strategies for Preventing and Defending Employment Claims under US Law”
    Japan America Society
    Lecturer | Chicago, Illinois

Navigating Paid Leave Compliance in 2024

Andrew J. Boling, Madeline F. Kelleher | Dec. 20, 2023

WEBINAR: Brewing Up New Thresholds for Federal Exempt Employee Classifications

Andrew J. Boling, Madeline F. Kelleher | Nov. 8, 2023

WEBINAR: IL Paid Leave for All Workers Act

Andrew J. Boling, Madeline F. Kelleher | Sept. 29, 2023