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Supporting Your Employees’ Mental Health as They Return to Work

In this video, Kristen Prinz talks mental health and the workplace with Karen Oliver-Behee, Founder and President of on-River HR, an HR strategy and business consulting firm. Aware that the current global pandemic has had negative effects on workers’ mental health, Kristen and Karen respond to a question many employers are currently asking themselves: how can business leaders best support employees during this time of transition?

Kristen Prinz Named a Women in Law Honoree!

Congratulations to Kristen Prinz for being named a Chicago Daily Law Bulletin & Chicago Lawyer Women in Law honoree! Kristen is among only 10% of all nominees who were chosen by their peers for advancing women in the legal field. Thank you for your leadership, Kristen, and congratulations to all the honorees! See them all here:

EP 37: Kristen Prinz Welcomes Christy Lyons to the Podcast

Kristen and Christy Lyons talk about returning to work during and after the COVID-19 pandemic from a human resources perspective in this episode of “Tales from Around the Water Cooler.” They discuss the challenges that employers face when bringing furloughed employees back to work, and strategies for making the transition back to the workplace as smooth as possible.


Kristen Prinz recently presented to alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program (“10KSB”). Kristen was a guest speaker on employment issues related to COVID-19, including the PPP and returning to workplaces.

EP 39: Business Owners' Roundtable: Plans for Returning to Work

Kristen Prinz sits down (remotely) with President and CEO of KODO Care Chad Kodiak, Founder and CEO of Aqueity Dan Dunn, and Co-Founder and CMO of mSEED Group Anthony Standifer to talk about bringing employees back to work after weeks or months of quarantine. Tune in to the podcast to hear what these enterprising business leaders are doing to ensure a safe and productive return to work.

Prinz Launches New Informational Videos

The Prinz Law Firm continues to launch brief explanatory videos on a variety of topics. Some are inspired by common client questions, while others have grown out of our negotiation and litigation experiences. Our second video features Poonam Lakhani explaining the importance of having an employment handbook. View more videos on our YouTube channel or on our website's Videos page. Subscribe to our YouTube channel or stay tuned to our Videos page for more!

Amit Bindra Presents for SHRM's Legal Update

Amit Bindra recently presented for Chicago SHRM at one of their Legal Update seminars. Topics included employees who refuse to come to work out of fear, workplaces accommodations, workplace safety (such as the use of PPE), privacy, and discrimination and harassment concerns.

Kristen Prinz Offers Guidance on Unemployment to IRMA

Kristen Prinz hosted a webinar for the Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA) on the topic of "What Employers Need to Know About Unemployment Insurance in the Age of COVID-19". Many employers had questions about navigating the unemployment system, prompting IRMA to host this informative webinar on the current state of unemployment insurance and the important nuances employers should know.

Kristen Prinz Offers Legal Insights to Kenny & Kenny

Kristen Prinz provided insights and legal considerations for employers on a call with accounting firm Kenny & Kenny P.C. She addressed the CARES act and how best to thrive during this unusual season, followed by questions from callers.

Kristen Prinz spoke to the Executives' Club of Chicago on “Employment Law and the Pandemic.

Kristen touched upon such topics as working from home arrangements, the new sick leave and expanded FMLA restrictions, maintaining cash flow, and protecting employees in the workplace. The talk was conducted via Zoom and open to the public.


Kristen Prinz and Christina Hynes Mesco Release New Videos

The Prinz attorneys created explanatory video shorts on employment and business law during the quarantine last month. Kristen Prinz just recently added an additional video on "What If Your Employees Make More on Unemployment Than Returning to Your Payroll?" Christina Hynes Mesco answers your questions about face masks in "Can You Be Terminated Over a Face Mask?" These videos can be found on our YouTube channel or on our website's new Videos page. Subscribe to our YouTube channel or stay tuned to our Videos page for more!

Kristen Prinz Interviewed by Orion 3

Kristen Prinz recently spoke with Benny Mathew, founder of Orion3, a professional networking and information-sharing group in Chicago. Kristen and Benny discussed some considerations for employers while their employees work from home, including employee expense reimbursement and creative employer-led solutions to a disturbed workforce and cash flow. Watch their full interview here.

Kristen and Amit Behind the Mic

Times are strange. In this episode of the firm's podcast, “Tales from Around the Water Cooler,” Partners Kristen Prinz and Amit Bindra share the mic for a discussion about the myriad effects of COVID-19 on businesses. From the difficulties of working from home to the anxieties with which many business-owners struggle on a daily basis, work has changed in almost every way. Kristen and Amit discuss the importance of regular communication between leaders and their employees, noting that this is a time in which everyone is seeking guidance from authority. Tune in for a candid look at the hopes, fears, and uncertainties that currently define our work life.

Amit Bindra Quoted by "Grown In"

Prinz Partner Amit Bindra was recently sought out for his perspective on the burgeoning cannabis industry in Illinois by "Grown In," a leading cannabis industry digital newsletter. Amit explained how working with new cannabis labor unions, specifically by signing mutual labor peace agreements, might benefit cannabis dispensaries hoping to be formally recognized by the State of Illinois. Read the entire article here.


Kristen Prinz Hosts Live Webinar on Employment & COVID-19

Founder and Managing Partner Kristen Prinz recently hosted a live webinar on the topic of "Changes to Employee Status During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Compensation, Furloughs, and Layoffs." Kristen fielded common questions employers are having about the changing nature of their workplaces in the age of the Coronavirus quarantine, especially temporary downsizing. We hope to make this webinar available on our website in the coming days. Check out our blog and social media posts for ongoing updates about COVID-19-related employment issues.

Prinz Launches New Informational Videos

The Prinz Law Firm is launching brief explanatory videos on a variety of topics. Some are inspired by common client questions, while others have grown out of our negotiation and litigation experiences. Our first video is below, which you can watch on our YouTube channel or on our website's new Videos page. Subscribe to our YouTube channel or stay tuned to our Videos page for more!

Kristen Prinz Speaks at Conscious Capitalism Chicago

Kristen Prinz recently participated in a CEO Breakfast organized by Conscious Capitalism Chicago. "Beyond Billable Hours: How Leaders in the Consulting Sector Elevate Profit and People" focused on how local leaders have pushed their companies to reach their full potential and make the greatest positive impact on their teams, clients, and surrounding communities.

Kristen Chats with Carol Semrad

In the latest episode of “Tales from Around the Water Cooler,” Kristen sits down with Carol Semrad, principal of C. Semrad & Associates, where she provides human resources consulting for small- to medium-sized company clients.

Prinz Sponsors "Women Who Make a Difference" of IWF Chicago

The Prinz Law Firm was proud to serve as a Connector Sponsor for the "Women Who Make a Difference" Signature Event of the International Women's Forum (IWF) Chicago. IWF is a global membership organization of more than 7,000 diverse and accomplished women from 33 nations on six continents.

Prinz sponsors Debate Night 2020

The Prinz Law Firm is proud to have once again sponsored Debate Night, organized by the Associate Board of Chicago Debates. Debate Night featured a silent auction, a raffle, and a live auction of prizes, including tickets for local sports teams, theaters, breweries, and more! The firm is always happy to support this important cause.


Prinz Attorneys Receive SuperLawyers Designations

Founder and Managing Partner Kristen Prinz and Prinz attorney Christina Hynes Mesco have once again been named Illinois SuperLawyers in the field of employment and labor law. Prinz attorneys Amit Bindra and Poonam Lakhani have been recognized as 2020 Rising Stars. We are proud of our attorneys' hard work!

Kristen Prinz Named a 2020 Leading Lawyer

Kristen Prinz was once again named a Leading Lawyer by a survey of her peers. Leading Lawyers, an attorney search service, uses surveys sent to all attorneys in the state of Illinois to choose its awardees, and less than 5% of all licensed attorneys receive the designation of Leading Lawyer. Kristen has earned the award several times in the past, and was recognized as an Emerging Lawyer before that.

Amit Bindra Presents at NELA Seventh Circuit Conference

Prinz Partner Amit Bindra recently participated in the NELA/Illinois 19th Annual Seventh Circuit Conference. He and another attorney presented on "ESI Issues in Sex Harassment Cases," analyzing how electronically stored information can best be used in employment harassment litigation.

Kristen Prinz Meets Simon Sinek

Kristen Prinz recently met Simon Sinek, renowned motivational speaker and author of five books, including Start With Why (2009). He recently spoke about his latest book, The Infinite Game (2019). Sinek offered tips on creating workplaces that inspire employees to feel fulfilled by their work and happy to walk into the office each day.

Amit Bindra Addresses ABA Roundtable

Prinz attorney Amit Bindra recently participated in a roundtable discussion for attorneys on employment law in reference to the change face of our economy. Sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA), Amit's presentation touched upon legal issues relevant to the "gig economy." He focused on common questions that both employers and employees have about remote employees, including policies for tracking work time, work-related injuries, meal and rest breaks, and off-duty email and device policies.

Prinz Attends ABA's TECHSHOW 2020

The Prinz Law Firm recently attended the ABA's TECHSHOW Conference and EXPO. The Conference offered a series of seminars on a wide variety of topics concerning the intersection of technology and the law. The EXPO featured legal technology vendors ready to show off their cutting-edge products and services. We look forward to implementing some of the things we learned!

Prinz Sponsors South Chicago Dance Theatre

The Prinz Law Firm is proud to once again sponsor the South Chicago Dance Theatre, a non-profit committed to bringing the art of dance to Chicago's south side. We are happy to be partnering with this bold, creative, and enriching organization!


Prinz Now Offering Workplace Training Webinars!

The Prinz Law Firm is now offering an attorney-approved webinar to satisfy the state's new sexual harassment prevention training requirement. Unlike most training webinars, ours was created by employment attorneys who represent both employers and employees, and therefore have a comprehensive, 360º understanding of the needs of the workplace. Our webinar will complement our in-person workplace trainings, which we offer on a variety of topics that can be tailored to your business and particular needs. Learn more here.

Kristen Prinz Attends the 10th World Litigation Forum in Dubai

Kristen Prinz attended the 10th World Litigation Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Forum gathered a variety of attorneys, corporate directors and executives, policymakers, and government officials from all over the world to discuss current issues faced by litigators across the globe, such as the changing role of technology in litigation, comparative forms of dispute resolution, and data privacy.


Amit Bindra Interviewed by "Grown In"

Prinz Law Firm Partner Amit Bindra was recently interviewed by "Grown In," a leading digital newsletter devoted to the cannabis industry. Amit explained how the legalization of recreational marijuana in Illinois might influence workplace regulations on drug use--both on and off the job--and drug testing policies. They also discussed whether anything would change for medical marijuana users. If you would like to read the full interview, click here.


The Prinz Team Annual Meeting...and Game Night!

The team of The Prinz Law Firm recently held its annual team meeting and game night! We reviewed our goals and successes from 2019, then set new goals for 2020 and charted out the accomplishments we would like to see in the new year. We not only discussed firm objectives, but our personal and professional goals as well.




The Prinz Law Firm among Chicago’s 19 Best of 2019

We are pleased to announce that The Prinz Law Firm has been named one of the top 19 employment firms in the city of Chicago in 2019! Prinz was chosen out of 665 employment attorneys in Chicago by, a site dedicated to connecting consumers with local experts in a wide range of service areas. Expertise analyzed Chicago employment law firms by evaluating over 25 variables across five categories: reputation, credibility, experience, availability, and professionalism.


The Firm Homepage Has a New Look

We recently added a new firm video montage to our website home page. It features various shots of the team in downtown Chicago, as well as team members going about their work in the office. Click the image below to see the team in action. And stay tuned for additional videos featuring our attorneys breaking down legal concepts and answering your legal questions to be released next year!


Amit Bindra Completes Crain’s Leadership Academy

Prinz Law Firm Partner Amit Bindra recently completed the Crain's Leadership Academy. The Academy aims to help emerging professional leaders hone the skills they already have and learn to develop new ones that will allow them to maximize their leadership potential.


Poonam Lakhani Presents to Innovation DuPage

Prinz attorney Poonam Lakhani recently hosted her second workshop for Innovation DuPage, a community of local entrepreneurs and start-ups based in DuPage County, IL. Poonam discussed various critical components of employment agreements for key employees, such as IP rights, non-competes, confidentiality, and bonus/stock awards.



We Welcome Ashley Davidson, Our New Associate Attorney!

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new associate attorney to The Prinz Law Firm! Ashley Davidson is no stranger to the firm, though--she served as law clerk at Prinz while she pursued her law degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she graduated with a certificate in labor and employment law. Welcome, Ashley!


Amit Bindra Presents to the Executives' Club

Prinz Law Firm Partner Amit Bindra presented on "Leading Negotiations" for the LEAD Program of The Executives’ Club of Chicago this month. Amit explained various negotiation theories, helped participants develop their own negotiation strategies, and even facilitated a game or two along the way!


HRMAC Employee Relations Panel

Prinz attorney Remy Snead helped organize HRMAC's recent Employee Relations interest group panel on 2019 legal changes affecting the workplace. The panel featured Prinz attorney Christina Hynes Mesco who spoke on changes in employment civil rights law in Illinois, as well as wage and hour updates.


Kristen Prinz Attends the 2019 IWF World Leadership Conference

Kristen Prinz attended the 2019 International Women's Forum World Leadership Conference in Toronto this month. The conference featured insights from women leaders at the vanguard of such fields as technology, public health, media, economics, politics, and design. Kristen is happy to support, and be supported by, other female leaders, and to bring back some of her new insights to the firm!


Amit Bindra Presents for SHRM Webinar

Amit Bindra served as a webinar presenter for Chicago SHRM regarding recent changes to the Illinois Human Rights Act and the Illinois Workplace Transparency Act. Amit serves on Chicago SHRM's Legislative Committee and helped to explain several amendments to the two laws that will impact employers throughout the state in 2020. Participants were able to receive professional development credits for attending the webinar.



The Prinz Law Firm Sponsored Chicago Debates Trivia Night.

The Prinz Law Firm was proud to sponsor Trivia Night for Chicago Debates, the largest urban policy debate league in the country. Chicago Debates establishes and supports debate teams for high school and middle school students from throughout the city of Chicago. It also provides professional development opportunities for debate coaches, most of whom are classroom teachers. Congratulations to the Associate Board of Chicago Debates for supporting an important cause with a great event!


Prinz Sponsored the ACLU Next Generation Society.

The Prinz Law Firm was delighted to support the ACLU of Illinois' Next Generation Society Fall Fundraiser. The event featured a raffle among other highlights, all aimed at supporting the critical human and civil rights work of the ACLU of Illinois.



Prinz Attorneys Speak at Annual Conference of the Association of Workplace Investigators.

Kristen Prinz and Christina Hynes Mesco presented at the 2019 Association of Workplace Investigators' Annual Conference in Marina del Rey, CA. They spoke on the topic of "How to 'Believe Women' and Maintain the Integrity of Your Investigation." They taught fellow workplace investigators how to balance the objectivity required by any investigation with the critical need not to discredit the testimony of those who have suffered from workplace discrimination and harassment.


Amit Bindra Provides an Employment Law Primer at Cannabis Expo.

Prinz partner Amit Bindra presented on "What Every Cannabis Business Should Know about Employment Law" at the Chicago Cannabis Expo.


Prinz Launches New Cannabis Web Pages.

The Prinz Law Firm now has two new pages on our website to highlight our work in the burgeoning cannabis sector. "Marijuana in the Workplace" is dedicated to the challenges that businesses face in navigating the new cannabis laws, such as balancing workplace drug policies with medical cannabis laws. "Cannabis Businesses" is focused on business and regulatory issues for new dispensaries and other types of cannabis businesses. Click below to read more about each topic.


Attorneys Kristen Prinz and Poonam Lakhani attended "Connect and Celebrate: Chicago Signature Conference" hosted by the Women's Business Development Center.

The conference featured insightful presentations, networking opportunities, a marketplace of goods from women entrepreneurs, and a "business connections meet and greet" designed to match businesses with one another that might offer mutually beneficial services.


Amit Bindra Interviewed by Transearch's The Pulse Podcast.

Prinz attorney Amit Bindra recently appeared on The Pulse Podcast, a production of Transearch International, a global executive search firm.


The Firm's 10-Year Anniversary Highlighted in The Catalyst.

Kristen was recently featured in The Catalyst, the newsletter of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Women and the Law, to discuss the 10th year anniversary of the firm.



Poonam Lakhani Hosts Workshop on New Hires.

Prinz attorney Poonam Lakhani hosted a workshop for Innovation DuPage on "Hiring Employees and Interns: A Discussion on Employment Law."


Kristen Prinz Teaches Brazilian Law Students How to Start a Firm.

Kristen recently served as adjunct faculty at Loyola University College of Law. She taught a class of visiting LLM students from the Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais (Ibmec), a top private university in Brazil, about opening a law firm in Illinois and the necessary steps for making it thrive.


Amit Bindra Quoted by CT Innovations.

Prinz attorney Amit Bindra was recently interviewed by CT Innovations on the topic of "What You Need to Know about Non-Competes." His advice was presented alongside employment and business attorneys from across the country.



Amit Bindra Presents to the SBAC.

Amit recently delivered a presentation on "Restrictive Covenants: Legal Trends, & Negotiation and Drafting Tips" for the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC). His presentation was geared toward attorneys as part of SBAC's July CLE course for its Lawyers Community.


Kristen Prinz Attends the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Earlier this month, Kristen attended the Aspen Ideas Festival, an annual gathering of thought leaders and change-makers from such fields as health, engineering, politics, academia, business entrepreneurship, and journalism. The insights she gained will influence how Kristen runs her firm and advises her clients.


Remy Snead Quoted in the Chicago Tribune.

As a result of her recent blog post on the topic, the Chicago Tribune quoted Prinz attorney Remy Snead in an article on no-match letters.


The Prinz Law Firm was proud to serve recently as a sponsor of the American Constitution Society (ACS) Chicago Lawyer Chapter’s 2019 Legal Legends Luncheon at the Union League Club.

The Luncheon honored legal figures in Chicago who pioneer a progressive vision of the U.S. Constitution and the legal profession more broadly.



The Prinz Law Firm celebrates 10 years of advocacy!

Kristen Prinz started a small business out of a spare bedroom a decade ago, and worked tirelessly to create the successful employment and business practice the firm has become. Surrounded by her team, family, current and former clients, and many business and legal associates, Kristen expressed gratitude for all the people who have helped the firm grow and thrive over the past 10 years.


Amit Bindra Publishes Article on Noncompete Legal Trends.

Amit's article, "Recent Trends in Noncompete Laws Across the U.S.," was published by the American Bar Association and is available online.


Kristen Prinz a Notable GenX Leader in Law.

Crain’s Chicago Business has once again recognized the work of Kristen Prinz. She was recently selected as one of the 2019 Notable Gen X Leaders in Law. Kristen's profile was featured in the June 3rd print edition of Crain’s Chicago Business, as well as online.


Amit Bindra served as a subject matter expert for the 2019 Chicago SHRM Legal Forum.

The Forum discussed HR issues such as workplace investigations, thorny FMLA and ADA issues, and various challenges in the realm of employee compensation.


Kristen Prinz Interviewed by BizCastHQ.

Kristen was recently featured on BizCastHQ, an executive interview firm that showcases business thought leaders who share about their companies and success stories. Kristen discussed the challenges of running a law firm in today’s fast-paced environment, including staying on her toes with legal changes, using technology to stay agile, and developing as a good leader.


Amit Bindra Participates in SHRM Webinar.

Amit recently took part in a webinar for Chicago SHRM on the topic of "Breaking Legal News – Illinois Employment Law Updates." The webinar addressed legal recreational marijuana and workplace issues, new employer obligations to combat sexual harassment, and recent limitations on the use of mandatory arbitration agreements.



Kristen Prinz recently presented on "What You Need to Know Before You Sign a Contract" for the Fellows Meeting of the Illinois Medical Oncology Society.

Drawing upon her extensive experience reviewing physician contracts and negotiating physician employment matters, Kristen was able to offer new doctors practical advice that can be crucial when negotiating one's first, full-time professional position.


We welcome our new Summer Law Clerk!

Our office is happy to welcome a new summer law clerk, Mahlet Reda. Mahlet originally hails from Ethiopia and is currently enrolled in her second year at The John Marshall Law School, where she is the social media coordinator for the Corporate Law Society and a member of the Black Law Students Association. We look forward to an exciting summer with Mahlet!


The Prinz Law Firm proudly served as a Silver Sponsor of "A Toast to Justice," the annual fundraiser organized by the Young Professionals Board of the John Howard Association.

The John Howard Association is Illinois' only independent prison monitoring and reporting watchdog. This year's "Toast" featured a fascinating and insightful Q&A panel with two formerly incarcerated men.



Kristen Prinz participated in the "Visionaries and Voyagers" Cornerstone Conference of the International Women's Forum in Barcelona, Spain.

This conference is held annually in a country outside of North America that plays a critical role in global issues. The gathering focuses on women's creativity and innovation, providing female leaders a unique space in which to learn from and influence one another.



Kristen Prinz participated in a panel discussion on the topic of "Overcoming Obstacles at Every Stage in Your Legal Career."

The panel was part of the Working Women's Legal Summit, hosted by the Chicago Bar Association as part of its Women's History Month celebration.


The Prinz Law Firm is happy to serve as a 2018-2019 Partner with the South Chicago Dance Theatre.

The South Chicago Dance Theatre is a bold new dance company drawing upon the lively culture of the south side of Chicago, while adding its own unique contributions to it.



Amit Bindra and Christina Hynes Mesco presented on "Restrictive Covenants: Legal Trends, and Negotiation and Drafting Tips" for the annual Seventh Circuit Conference hosted by The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) of Illinois.

This presentation provided continuing legal education (CLE) credits for licensed attorneys.


Kristen Prinz delivered a talk on "Why Women Are the Best Negotiators" for the Vacation Rental Women’s Summit

Kristen debunked common negative stereotypes about women and negotiations, and revealed how being underestimated can be used to women's benefit. This event was sponsored by VRM Intel and the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA).


The Prinz Law Firm sponsored "Debate Night at the Dawson."

This fundraising event is hosted by the Associate Board of Chicago Debates, a nonprofit group dedicated to fostering the debate skills of students of the Chicago Public Schools.



Kristen Prinz presented to the Women’s Business Association at the Global Hub of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management’s on “Overcoming Failure, Disappointment, and Rejection.”

The presentation was aimed at helping graduate students in business who are in the recruiting pipeline for internships and new jobs.


Prinz attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers!

Super Lawyers magazine has named Kristen Prinz a 2019 Illinois Super Lawyer and has recognized Prinz attorneys Amit Bindra and Poonam Lakhani as 2019 Illinois Rising Stars in the field of employment law.


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12/5 Christina Hynes Mesco will serve as a panelist for the Women in Law Conference on December 5th at the University Club of Chicago.

Hosted by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer Magazine, the conference will provide a "moderated discussion with some of the most powerful women in Chicago's legal profession as we explore leadership, strategies for success and how to influence outcomes." Registration is limited, so sign up soon!


12/3 Partner Amit Bindra recently published an article concerning a Supreme Court case ruling that the NLRA does not invalidate class action arbitration waivers.

His piece is entitled, "The Aftermath of Epic Systems v. Lewis" and appears on the ABA’s website.

Attorney Amit Bindra

11/28 Kristen Prinz recently penned an op-ed on the gender pay gap in Crain's Chicago.

Read her analysis on the causes of the pay gap, and the long-term effects it can have on women's financial security.

Attorney Amit Bindra

11/28 Amit Bindra is speaking in a Strafford live webinar, "Drafting Enforceable Noncompete and Non-Solicitation Agreements: Compliance With New State Statutes and Case Law."

This CLE webinar will discuss recent legislative and case law trends regarding noncompete and non-solicitation agreements, offer best practices for structuring permissible contracts, and explain how to determine whether existing agreements are lawful.

Attorney Amit Bindra

11/13 Christina Hynes Mesco recently spoke on a panel with Stephanie Scharf for the joint meeting of the Chicago Association of Legal Personnel Administrators (CALPA) and Chicago Area Law School Consortium (CALSC).

Their talk was entitled "Legal Recruiting & Professional Development in the #MeToo Movement Era," and explored how legal employers and law schools can become part of the national conversation around sexual harassment.


Christina Hynes Mesco spoke on the topic of "Culture as a Business Response to the #MeToo Movement " for the Professional Business Exchange.


11/1 - Prinz Law Firm attorneys Kristen Prinz and Christina Hynes Mesco will present on workplace harassment at the 10th Annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives.

The conference is a day-long program featuring topics of interest for compliance officers, in house counsel, regulators, and accountants working in the financial industry. It also provides an opportunity for these professionals to network.


10/19 Prinz Law Firm Partner Amit Bindra presented on "Leading Negotiations" for the LEAD Program of The Executives’ Club of Chicago.

This CLE webinar will discuss recent legislative and case law trends regarding noncompete and non-solicitation agreements, offer best practices for structuring permissible contracts, and explain how to determine whether existing agreements are lawful.

The Executives’ Club of Chicago

10/15 We are pleased to announce the addition of a new associate attorney to The Prinz Law Firm!

Remy Snead received her law degree cum laude from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She concentrated her legal studies on labor and employment law, with a focus on alternative dispute resolution.

Remy Snead

9/25 - Kristen Makes a Guest Appearance on Dante32's "From the Beginning" Podcast

Kristen chats with the founders of Dante32, a podcast production company, about why she started a podcast, the challenge of being vulnerable and authentic when you hold a position of stature, and the benefits of jumping in and getting started even if you’re unsure of yourself.


9/20 - The Legal 4-1-1 on the 420: What Employers Need to Know about Medical Cannabis

Kristen Prinz recently gave a talk to the ISBA on “The Legal 4-1-1 on the 420: What Employers Need to Know about Medical Cannabis.” She helped other legal advocates feel better prepared to guide employers who are wondering how The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act might affect their workplaces.

Attorney Kristen Prinz

8/30 - Prinz LAw Firm Recognized as Women's Business Enterprise (WBE)

The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) recently recognized The Prinz Law Firm as a "Women's Business Enterprise (WBE)," meaning Prinz is now validated as "women-owned, operated, and controlled!"


8/24 - Kristen Prinz Named One of Chicago's 2018 Notable Women Lawyers

Kristen has once again been recognized by Crain's Chicago. She was recently named ones of Chicago's Notable Women Lawyers for 2018! Read HERE.

Attorney Kristen Prinz

8/22 - Kristen presented on negotiating employment transitions for the Executives’ Club of Chicago Legal Forum.

Attorney Kristen Prinz

8/18 - Firm partner Amit Bindra is sharing his passion for appellate legal writing by teaching a new course at Loyola University Chicago’s Law School called “Advocacy: Legal Writing.”

Attorney Kristen Prinz

7/31 - Kristen gave a talk entitled, “Raise Your Value and Get What You Are Worth – Plus tax!” to the Female Founders Forum.

Attorney Kristen Prinz

3/13 - Amit Bindra publishes new article

Prinz partner, Amit Bindra, recently published Recent Trends in Non-Compete Laws Across the U.S. for the American Bar Association's Employment & Labor Relations Law sectionNews and Events. Full article can be read HERE.

American Bar Association

1/31 - Attorney Amit Bindra named a partner at The Prinz Law Firm

We are thrilled to name Amit Bindra as Partner. Since 2012, he has served Prinz clients with compassion and integrity. For the last three years, he has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star. Amit will continue to make a valuable contribution to our positive work culture while advocating for clients and running marathons.

Attorney Amit Bindra

1/13 – Kristen Prinz Interviewed about Harassment in a Work Place

Date: Saturday, January 13th, 2018 Host: CLTV

As sexual harassment still dominates the national conversation, Kristen Prinz, from The Prinz Law Firm, shares her thoughts and expertise on the topic, especially as it applies to the workplace. Kristen was interviewed on CLTV which aired on Saturday, January 13th, 2018.

Check out the interview here.

Kristen Prinz Interview

1/10 – Prinz Law Firm Interviews Mellody Hobson

Date: Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 Time: n/a Location: The Prinz Law Firm's Twitter Feed RSVP: n/a Host: Kristen Prinz from The Prinz Law Firm

The Prinz Law Firm’s very own Kristen Prinz interviewed with Economic Club of Chicago Chair Mellody Hobson at ECC’s Fireside Chat on Wednesday, January 10th. Mellody is currently the president of Ariel Investments and the current chair of the Board of Directors of DreamWorks Animation. In the Fireside Chat, Mellody highlighted the importance of diversity and how to implement diversity in the boardroom.

“It takes a spark to start a fire, and here’s the thing: anyone can be that spark.” – Mellody Hobson

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Mellody Hobson

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10/20 – SSPI Workshop – Negotiation Strategies: Getting to a Client’s Best Outcome Through Research, Planning & Execution

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Location: CK, Room 580 RSVP: By October 24 Host: Chicago Kent Law School

Negotiation is a part of day-to-day life. From discussing with a spouse about where to go to dinner to haggling with a salesperson in a car lot, we are all negotiators of varying degree and skill, and most of us actually like the game of negotiation. Some so much so, they decide to become lawyers, the negotiators of the legal world.

Attorneys must be able to negotiate reliably, intelligently, ethically, and within strict legal boundaries to reduce contests between parties, encourage cooperation, and convert arguments into deals that benefit everyone, especially their own client. By some academic estimates, an attorney relies on some form of negotiation in 90% of all legal matters.

An upcoming SSPI workshop will be presented by Attorney Kristen Prinz, founder and managing partner of The Prinz Law Firm, to help lawyers get a better comprehension of negotiation, and therefore become better negotiators themselves. Points of conversation discussed in the workshop will include outlining the basics of negotiation, identifying where you could improve as a negotiator, using alternative solutions or proposals to gain an advantage, the importance of creativity in negotiations, and overcoming difficulties.

Veteran litigators, seasoned mentors, and up-and-coming lawyers alike are all invited to the workshop. To learn more about the workshop, or Attorney Prinz’s experience as a skilled legal negotiator, contact The Prinz Law Firm today.

SSPI Workshop

8/2 - Kristen Prinz is Recognized as One of the Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago

Employment lawyer and business counselor, Kristen Prinz, was honored as one of the Most Influential Women Lawyers by Crain's Chicago Business. She was recognized for promoting diversity, integrity and creativity within her firm, and providing her clients with outstanding service and representation. See her listing here:

Attorney Kristen Prinz

4/25 – UPWARD Chicago’s Topical Discussion: Negotiating Your Career

Guest panelist: Kristen Prinz

UPWARD Chicago members are invited to an invigorating and thought-provoking night of discussion and networking opportunities during the “Negotiating Your Career – Getting the Yes!” event program. The evening will be hosted and located at Ernst & Young in Chicago.

The event starts at 6:00 PM with registration and casual networking over cocktails. At 6:30, a panel comprised of special guests Kristen Prinz, Meg Sranske, Leslie Macek, and Ingrid Morris – with Larvetta Loftin acting as the moderator – to discuss how each panelist has become a prominent female figurehead in the business world of Chicago, including stories of their beginnings, acquiring new skills, and leaping over obstacles. Attendants can use the knowledge and experiences of the panelists to guide them on their own journeys towards successful, meaningful, and impactful careers. Another networking opportunity is planned after the panel’s conclusion.

There is only a limited number of attendance spots open for this event. Registration should be completed as soon as possible. More information can be found at

Want to learn more about the legal and tax requirements when hiring your first employee? Join us and hear from a panel of experts on how to hire the best people.

4/21 - Hiring Your First Employee

Speaker: Kristen Prinz

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and DyMynd are partnering during MONEY SMART WEEK 2016, April 23-30, to bring the Chicago area a series of dynamic events that will focus on four ways that we can impact wage equality and help women obtain financial empowerment: EARN, INVEST, SPEND and GIVE.

Combining a stellar lineup of speakers, networking opportunities, hosts and sponsors who are dedicated to promoting women’s financial empowerment, our events are designed to inspire action and create change!

Join us for one, more or all of the events by clicking on the event name below to purchase your tickets today. Ticket prices are $10 per event*.

4/25 - It’s the Money, Honey (EARN)

Speakers: Terry Savage, Joanne Moffic Silver (CBOE), Kristen Prinz (Prinz Law Firm) and Ginny Clarke (Talent Optimization Partners)

4/26 - Smart Money, Smart Women, Smart Options (INVEST)

Speakers: Carolyn Leonard (DyMynd), Monika Black (DyMynd), Kathleen McQuiggan (PAX World), Venita Fields (Smith, Whiley & Co.), Ilyce Glink (Think Glink) and Nina Milovac (Options Express)
Sponsors: Charles Schwab & Co.

4/27 - Power of the Purse (SPEND)

Speakers: Dorri McWhorter (YWCA Metropolitan Chicago), Corielle Heath (liftUPlift), Nicole Yeary (MsTech & WiSTEM) and Tom Alexander (1871)
Sponsors: liftUPlift and 1871

4/28 - Strategic Investments for Social Return (GIVE)

Speakers: Paula Starkey (DePaul), Marguerite Griffin (Northern Trust), Holly Copeland (Horizon Pharma) and Corliss Garner (BMO Harris)

*Your ticket purchase to any of our four Money Smart Week events will grant you access to our exclusive Friday Happy Hour event in celebration of women's financial empowerment and the movement to achieve pay equity with partner FW: Magazine!

12/6 - Attorney Kristen Prinz Writes Article for The Catalyst

Attorney Kristen Prinz of The Prinz Law Firm authored an article for The Catalyst, the newsletter for Illinois State Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Women and the Law. In the newsletter article, titled “Letting Go of Guilt,” Attorney Prinz shares the obstacles she faced juggling life as a mother, career professional, and wife.

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    Global Wine and Spirits Executive, 2020