Ethan Zelizer

Title/s:  HR Law Counsel, LLC

Specialty Area: Advocacy (Dispute Resolution)

Phone: 312.795.3265



Professor Zelizer is an associate with the Chicago law firm of Littler Mendelson, P.C., where he represents and advises employers in all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, wage and hour, Sarbanes-Oxley actions, harassment, wrongful termination, accommodation, breach of contract, employee mobility issues and restrictive covenants, misappropriation of trade secrets, and regulatory compliance. He also serves within the firm's International Employment practice, providing advice and counseling on employment law and human resources matters to multinational employers.

For the past five years, he has taught employment law for Loyola's school of professional studies. For the past four years, he has served as co-coach of Loyola University's team in the American Bar Association Negotiation Competition, where he was honored as coach of the year in 2010 and 2011. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2003. During the 2003 school year, he received Loyola's nomination for the Jan Jancin award -- offered to law students nominated by their schools who have excelled in the study of intellectual property law.

He has been the chair of the Labor & Employment Law Committee for the Chicago Bar Association's Young Lawyer Section since 2003 and is Co-Editor of the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association's magazine, The Record. He is also the 2010-2011 co-chair of the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Committee (YLD). He was recently selected as the American Bar Association's Fellow for the International Labor & Employment Law Committee.


BA, Loyola University Chicago, 2000
JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2003

Program Areas

Negotiations Workshop