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Maria C. Granjean

Senior Counsel

(312) 980-6765
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One North Franklin
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606


J.D., Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, 2008

  • Dean's Scholarship Recipient

B.A., Philosophy, University of Illinois, 2004


Honorable Octavia Melendez, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey Judicial Intern (2006)

Maria Granjean is Senior Counsel in the Employment, Environmental/Toxic Tort, and Insurance practice groups.

Ms. Granjean's employment law practice includes representation of employers in all types of litigation, providing counseling advice to employers, and employment-related transaction negotiation and drafting. She represents employers at each turn of the litigation process, including Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, wage and hour issues, labor contract issues, employment-related tort law (wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination), and trade secrets. Ms. Granjean's employment practice involves frequent interaction with administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Illinois Department of Human Rights, and the state and federal courts. Ms. Granjean's employment practice also includes providing advice and counseling to employers, including negotiating and drafting employment agreements, polices and employee handbooks.

Additionally, Ms. Granjean's experience includes representing insurance companies in Illinois in coverage disputes and bad faith litigation involving a wide variety of liability policies, including CGL, D&O, E&O, EPL, and Life-Health-Disability. Ms. Granjean also serves as national litigation management counsel for both London and domestic insurers.

Finally, as a member of the Environmental/Toxic Tort group, Ms. Granjean defends several of the firm's clients in litigation throughout Illinois. She has trial experience and is familiar with all aspects of discovery and motion practice under the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.


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