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Shona B. Glink is a partner with Stowell & Friedman, Ltd. and is engaged in a broad-based employment law practice, with emphasis on complex and individual employment litigation. She has successfully represented victims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in court and in arbitration, including cases that resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts for her clients. Ms. Glink has represented clients nationwide, in private mediation and arbitration before FINRA, state and federal district courts, and before the Seventh and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Notable Cases and Results:
Cremin v. Merrill Lynch Resulted in a finding of class-wide pattern and practice of gender discrimination. The result was a settlement process that led to the ultimate recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars for women.
New York, 2002
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
U.S. District, SDNY and EDNY
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th and 7th Circuit
Year of Birth: 1966
Law School: University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1991
Law School Honors/Involvement: Summa Cum Laude; Order of the Coif; IL Women’s Bar Foundation Scholarship; University of Illinois Law Review
Undergraduate School: Tufts University
Caterpillar, Allstate, EMC Corporation, Merrill Lynch, Combined Insurance Company, General Dynamics and McDonnell Douglas
- Named partner at Meites, Mulder & Glink
- Former law clerk to the Honorable George M. Marovich
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
- State Bar Associations of New York and Illinois
- Chicago Counsel of Lawyers
National Employment Lawyers Association
Stowell & Friedman, Ltd. represents plaintiffs in individual, collective, and class-action cases, with a particular concentration in sex and race employment discrimination and glass ceiling issues. The firm also has successfully represented victims of discrimination based on disability, pregnancy, age, national origin and sexual orientation and has successfully prosecuted claims for violations of the First Amendment, Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the U.S. Constitution, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the WARN Act. Where appropriate, the firm also represents employees in arbitration and mediation. Consistent with its mission of advocating for workers on many fronts, the firm is active in lobbying and legislation to further protect civil rights in the workplace.