Overview

Stacey Smiricky is a dedicated employment litigator and counselor who puts clients above everything else. She represents businesses in workplace and commercial disputes and counsels on proper employment practices and risk management.

Employment Counselor

To manage their litigation risk and help them operate smoothly, Stacey advises employers on best practices and policies and trains and counsels management and HR professionals. She assists with:

  • Hiring, discipline and termination procedures
  • Preparation of employment documents, including policies and procedures, handbooks, contracts, non-compete agreements and confidentiality agreements
  • Investigations on employee dishonesty, harassment, discrimination, improper use of company property and misappropriation of confidential information

Employment Litigator

When employers face litigation, Stacey represents them at state and federal agencies and courts in matters involving:

  • Discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Whistleblower/retaliation
  • The FMLA
  • Restrictive covenants and confidential information
  • Trade secret misappropriation
  • Wage and hour disputes under the Fair Labor and Standards Act, the Illinois Minimum Wage Law, and the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Equal pay

Stacey has prosecuted and defended injunctions based on restrictive covenants in employment contracts.

Commercial Litigation

Stacey also handles general litigation matters concerning breaches of contract or fiduciary duty, tortious interference, the Uniform Commercial Code, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, insurance recovery and contract disputes.

Past Experience

Before joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Stacey was a partner in the employment and labor group of Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Illinois
Tennessee

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Education

Northern Illinois University School of Law
J.D. cum laude (2002)

University of Iowa
B.A. (1999)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Illinois Updates Privacy Law to Address Social Media
    Co-author, SHRM, November 2016
  • Noel Canning: Is It Much Ado About Nothing?
    Co-author, The Illinois Manufacturer, Winter 2014
  • The Ever-Changing Landscape of Social Media in the Workplace
    Illinois Chamber of Commerce Webinar, July 8, 2014
  • SCOTUS Term Employment Roundup
    Twitter panelist, Law360 Tweet Chat, July 1, 2014
  • The Ever-Changing Landscape of Social Media in the Workplace
    Illinois Chamber of Commerce Spring Business Symposium, May 22, 2014
  • Social Media in the Workplace
    Illinois Chamber of Commerce Webinar, April 3, 2013

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Chamber of Commerce — Employment Law Council; Business Advisory Board

Civic Activities

  • Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services (CARPLS) — Vice President, 2014-16, and Treasurer, 2012-14
  • Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law — Volunteer

Firm Leadership

  • Faegre Baker Daniels Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group
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