Rob Entin provides a different perspective for his clients who routinely turn to him for answers when they are facing both traditional labor and employment law challenges. 

For the first twelve years of his career, Rob represented labor unions and employees. Over the past twelve years, he has helped his management clients to better understand and explain the motivation and desire of their employees and the unions that represent them. He utilizes his experience as a former in-house counsel for a Chicago-area labor union to advise clients in complex labor relations issues, including the defense of unfair labor practice charges, representation at arbitrations, counseling prior to and during union organizing drives, and negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. His prior experience working for the "other side" has provided insight that facilitates the development of creative and effective solutions for complex and sensitive workplace issues.

Rob's practice is not limited to traditional labor. He also represents and counsels clients in various employment litigation matters, obtaining favorable results in federal and state courts and administrative agencies. As part of his employment law practice, he provides day to day advice in all manner of workplace law challenges including counseling clients with employee discipline, hiring and firing, restrictive covenants, wage and hour, layoff and furlough, issues related to COVID-19, reasonable accommodation issues, risk avoidance, compliance, and day-to-day management of workforce.  He prides himself as a labor and employment generalist. 

Honors & Awards
  • "Illinois Rising Stars," Super Lawyers magazine, Labor & Employment, 2013
  • Negotiated multiple successful collective bargaining agreements for unaffiliated safety net hospitals, including bargaining over wage provisions that provided the hospital with financial freedom to operate with declining Medicare costs. 
  • Negotiated multiple successful collective bargaining agreements for ICF-DD facilities.
  • Successfully counseled a variety of clients on union organizing drives without drawing unfair labor practice charges.
  • Defended employer in arbitration where Arbitrator denied union's grievance, seeking tens of thousands in back-pay, in pay dispute. 
  • Prevailed on oral argument before the Kentucky Court of Appeals, convincing the court to adopt a successful summary judgment decision, denying that Plaintiff was wrongfully terminated.
  • In litigation involving breach of contract, defended a business owner in a dispute with former business partners where plaintiffs sought more than $350,000 in damages.
  • Settled various employment discrimination/harassment/retaliation cases on behalf of client for less than ultimate litigation costs.
  • Settled a variety of restrictive covenant cases, both on enforcement and defense side, paving the way for employees to work for a competitor prior to the expiration of restrictive covenant agreement. 
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
    J.D., Labor & Employment Certificate, 1999
  • University of Michigan
    B.A., 1996
  • Member, Committee on Practice & Procedure Under the NLRA
  • Alumni Student Recruiter, University of Michigan
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • 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 District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan