Ashley L. Orler

Partner, Practice Group Chair

alorler@gct.law

Contacts

Direct: 312.696.2032

Pronouns: 
She/Her/Hers

Areas of Practice

Commercial & Business Litigation

Employment LawChair

Ashley Orler helps businesses navigate employment issues to bring the best out of their workforce.

Clients turn to Ashley for her innovative and pragmatic approach to employment counseling. On a daily basis, she fields questions from clients across industries on issues such as:

  • Drafting and conveying practical guidance on policies and procedures, employee handbooks and employment contracts
  • Leave questions including those relating to FMLA, PTO and disability
  • Onboarding and terminating employees
  • Proper classification of employees
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training

She regularly assists clients with the prosecution and defense of all types of employment litigation including wage and hour disputes, discrimination, retaliation, Equal Pay Act and breach of employment agreements, including restrictive covenants.

Ashley believes in establishing long term relationships to fully understand her client’s business goals as well as their culture. This insight allows her to seamlessly partner with clients to provide strategic, practical employment advice and options, ensuring their ultimate goals are met. 

Prior to joining the firm, Ashley served as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Kathleen M. Pantle at the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division.

In her spare time, Ashley enjoys visiting new restaurants in Chicago and spending time at the city’s dog parks with her chihuahua Arlo.

EDUCATION

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2008
Honors at Entrance Three-Year Scholarship
Executive Board Member and Symposium Editor for the International Law Review
University of Michigan, B.A., 2005
Double Majors in Political Science and History

BAR ADMISSIONS

Illinois, 2008
Michigan, 2016

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Bar Association, Member, 2008 – present
Federal Bar Association, Member, 2011 – present
Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 2008 – present
Chicago Bar Association, Member, 2008 – present

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

HONORS & AWARDS

Super Lawyers

Illinois Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyers, 2017 – 2020

Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2012, 2018

Trial Bar for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Member, 2015

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Trusted Advisors Council, Member, 2019 – present

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