CHICAGO, IL—Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added Richard Kienzler and Marissa Ingley as shareholders in its Chicago office. Kienzler, who has extensive experience in non-competition and trade secret disputes, joins from Freeborn & Peters LLP. Ingley, who was an attorney with Littler from 2002 to 2011, returns from Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, where she served as Chief Counsel for Employment and Labor Law.
Kienzler, a well-known trade secrets litigator in Chicago and nationwide, joins Littler’s Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets practice. He has a successful track record of litigating and resolving disputes involving post-employment restrictions for departed employees, as well as disclosure of trade secrets and confidential information. Kienzler regularly handles cases involving emergency and injunctive relief; has represented companies throughout the country in trials, appeals, class actions and arbitrations; and conducts internal investigations. Kienzler earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and his B.B.A. from the University of Iowa.
Ingley has two decades of experience counseling on a range of labor and employment law matters and guiding leadership teams on executing strategies and ensuring legal compliance. As a member of the leadership team at two large in-house legal departments, she has managed litigation strategies and counseled executives and HR teams on policies and processes, investigations, leave and disability accommodation, wage and hour compliance, and discipline and terminations, among other issues. Ingley is known for helping solve complex employment law issues with varied workforces, from executive leadership to hourly production workers, sales and trading teams, corporate offices, and everyone in between.
During her time at Littler, Ingley represented clients in front of federal appellate and district courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, and other federal and state administrative agencies. Ingley earned her J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and her B.A. from St. Lawrence University in New York.