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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

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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