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Rebecca Dobbs Bush

Of Counsel

Education

Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D., 2006, magna cum laude

Northern Illinois University, B.S., 2000

Admissions

Illinois

Wisconsin 

As a former human resources consultant, Rebecca has a unique understanding of the legal landmines her clients face every day. Hot topic issues like employee benefits, executive compensation and ERISA can be exceedingly difficult for employers to navigate without strong and dedicated counsel. Rebecca thoughtfully and skillfully provides management with advice and counsel in employee benefit compliance, administration issues and employment litigation.

Additionally, Rebecca represents employers in various matters arising under federal and state employment laws, including wage and hour claims and audits, discrimination and retaliation claims and contract disputes. She also helps employers navigate the quagmire of health care reform compliance.

When she is not working she is actively participating in local events and fundraising efforts within her community of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.

Honors

Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers list of “Rising Stars”: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Memberships & Involvement

Member: American Bar Association; Kane County Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel; Wisconsin State Bar Association; and National Society of Human Resource Management; and Prairie du Chien Chamber of Commerce

Past President: Illinois Fox Valley Society of Human Resource Management

Board Member: Crossing Rivers Health Foundation

Blog

Contributing Author, SmithAmundsen's Labor & Employment Law Update, a labor and employment advisory blog. 

Contributing Author, Illinois Chamber of Commerce's Chamber Dispatch, an HR advisory blog.

Publications

  • Illinois Chamber of Commerce, June 2013
  • Health Care Reform Update: Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Individual Mandate Provisions of Health Care Reform- What Does It Mean For Operators and Are You Ready?
    NAMA In-Touch Quarterly , Fall 2012
  • Illinois Guide to Hiring and Firing
    Illinois Chamber of Commerce, 2011
  • Civil Unions in Illinois- What does It Mean For Your Employee Benefit Plans?  
    Illinois Chamber of Commerce HR Advisory Blog , February 16, 2011
  • Health Care Reform: How Does It Apply To You & Are You Ready?
    NAMA In-Touch Quarterly, Fall 2010

Presentations & Events