Karl Analo

Karl Analo

Senior Associate / Chicago

Karl Analo's legal practice is exclusively focused on the representation of employers in labor and employment matters.  

Karl has significant experience litigating complex labor and employment law issues including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, and the like. He has represented a broad range of industries in these matters including companies operating in the food, finance, construction, and real estate sectors. Although Karl is more than comfortable in the courtroom, he is also committed to helping employers avoid litigation whenever possible, through implementation and enforcement of sound personnel policies, thorough investigation of issues when they arise, and proactive management training.  

Karl serves on the Board of Directors of the Delta Institute, which works with communities throughout the Midwest to solve complex environmental challenges. Prior to joining FordHarrison, Karl was an associate in the Chicago office of a large general services law firm where he represented companies in matters involving labor and employment, commercial litigation, intellectual property, trust and estates, and real estate.

While in law school, Karl served as an Articles Editor for The Elder Law Journal and participated in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court competition. 

Representative Experience
  • Conducted various internal investigations for clients regarding discrimination, harassment and corporate malfeasance.
  • Obtained favorable, nuisance value settlements in single plaintiff employment law cases.
  • Secured $4.6M victory in a breach of contract dispute.
  • Successfully filed and argued a summary judgment motion in a declaratory judgment matter.
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of a breach of fiduciary duty, Civil RICO, fraud, unjust enrichment, and violation of Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act lawsuit filed by a publicly traded fast-casual restaurant chain. 
Honors & Awards
  • "Illinois Rising Stars," Illinois Super Lawyers magazine (2016-2022)
  • "Illinois Leading Lawyers – Emerging Lawyer," 2017-2018; 2021