Tracy M. Billows Esq.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Billows, Tracy M.

Tracy M. Billows is a Partner in the Chicago office of concentrating her practice on representing and counseling employers throughout the country in the entire range of employment law matters. Her work has included the representation of Fortune 500 companies, as well as medium and small sized employers. Ms. Billows represents employers in single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class action litigation matters related to employment discrimination claims under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and similar state discrimination laws.

Ms. Billows provides extensive advice and counseling to clients on a wide array of Human Resources topics and issues, including policy development and review, auditing the Human Resources functions, leave and absence management, EEO compliance, reductions in force, employee relations, labor relations, performance management, discipline and discharge and various other areas, with an emphasis on instituting best practices and avoiding litigation.

Ms. Billows has conducted training for employers throughout the country and through Seyfarth Shaw at Work, including in the areas of leave management and reasonable accommodation, EEO and non-harassment, Employee Handbooks, Codes of Conduct and Ethics, managing within a union environment and positive employee relations.

Prior to her legal career, she was a human resources executive.  She earned her B.A. from DePaul University, an M.S. from Loyola University, Chicago and a J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Ms. Billows is the co-author of think and code Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 40-5th, Employment Discrimination Law.  This portfolio volume examines the various federal enactments containing prohibitions against employment discrimination. After summarizing these various laws and orders, the substantive principles applicable to race, sex, national origin, religion, disability and age discrimination are discussed. The rules, regulations and procedures involved in administrative investigation of discrimination matters are discussed.