Rex Sessions is a partner in the Chicago office and the chairman of Winston & Strawn's labor and employment relations department. He has broad experience in all areas of labor and employment relations law. Mr. Sessions has represented clients in employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, and ERISA litigation matters. He has counseled clients on equal employment opportunity practices and employment-at-will issues, and has assisted them in developing human resource policies and employee handbooks. He has been involved in negotiations and litigation concerning executive employment agreements, noncompetition provisions, and other contracts.
Mr. Sessions also has extensive experience in counseling clients in connection with the maintenance of nonunion status. Mr. Sessions has represented clients before the EEOC, OSHA, NLRB, NMB, U.S. Department of Labor, and labor arbitrators, as well as numerous local, state, and federal agencies and courts. He frequently conducts training for clients.
His representative clients include C.R. Bard, Inc., Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., LVMH Moet Hennessey-Louis Vuitton, Caraustar Industries, Nuveen Investments LLP, Pfizer, Inc., and Fortune Brands.
Honors and Awards
Mr. Sessions is listed in the 2006 and 2007 editions of The Best Lawyers in America and has been selected as an 2006 Illinois Super Lawyer. He also has been selected by his peers for membership in the Leading Lawyers Network.
Mr. Sessions is the chairman of Winston & Strawn's labor and employments relations department and a member of the firm's Compensation Committee, Diversity Committee, and Executive Committee. He also serves as Employment Law Counsel of the firm. Mr. Sessions is a member of the National Finance Industry Employment Law Committee. He is a member of the board of directors and the Executive Committee of the Chicago Children's Museum; the board of directors and member of the audit committee of Junior Achievement of Chicago; and the
board of directors of Scholarship Chicago.
Mr. Sessions received a B.A. from Northwestern University in 1981 and J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1984.
He can be reached at (312) 558-5286.