Maritoni Kane is an experienced litigator and corporate advisor whose practice is primarily focused on labor and employment litigation and counseling on behalf of employers.
Employment Litigation. She represents clients in matters before federal and state courts, including defending individual and class claims under EEO laws, collective actions under the FLSA, tort claims, breach-of-contract claims, employee safety and health claims, collective bargaining and unfair labor practice claims, and benefits claims. Maritoni’s trial work includes bench and jury trials. She also has experience representing employers in private mediations and court and agency-sponsored formal mediation programs.
Administrative Proceedings. In addition, Maritoni has significant experience before various administrative agencies. She has frequently represented employers in proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights and Illinois Human Rights Commission; the US Department of Labor and Illinois Department of Labor; and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (including employee death cases).
Advice and Counsel. Maritoni also counsels and advises clients on day-to-day employment-related matters, including leave implementation and accommodation issues and discipline and termination decisions. She has also successfully served in the role of in-house counsel during extended secondments for a major airline, a telecommunications company and a regional bank.
Drafting. She assists clients in drafting and updating handbooks and policies, and drafting agreements, including employment agreements, separation agreements and covenants not to compete.
Transactions. She also advises on labor and employment issues in corporate transactions, including drafting language for purchase agreements, assessing due diligence materials, drafting offer letters, retention bonus agreements and employment agreements, and assisting with WARN compliance.
Cross-border experience. Maritoni also has experience with cross-border matters, including working with attorneys in non-US jurisdictions on employment policies, mobility issues, employment and other agreements and general employment law matters related to employees working in non-US jurisdictions and non-US employees working in the US.
Commercial Litigation. Maritoni also represents a number of prominent financial institutions, defending multi-defendant lawsuits challenging mortgage lending practices.