Laura A. Elkayam

Laura A. Elkayam

Chicago, IL


Companies call on Laura to help them navigate a variety of complex litigation matters and to help them make smart decisions about their workforces. Laura represents companies in business disputes, including claims of breach of contract and employment discrimination. She also defends clients against class action suits ranging from claims of privacy breaches to wage and hour violations.

In addition, Laura advises employers on nearly every aspect of the employment relationship, including hiring, leaves of absence, and termination.  She provides practical guidance on day-to-day issues as well as unexpected challenges, like COVID-19 response and safety protocols. Clients rely on her knowledge of a variety of laws, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act.

Laura's deep understanding of federal, state, and local employment and privacy laws guides her as she helps implement policies that promote compliance and consider each client's unique strategies and objectives. She works with a diverse client base, ranging from large health care providers to tech startups to small family-owned businesses.

Laura previously served as a co-chair of the Much Associates Committee.



Chicago-Kent College of Law
J.D., 2010, cum laude
University of Illinois
B.A., 2007, summa cum laude

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Insights & Events



  • Go-To Thought Leadership Award, Cybersecurity Law, National Law Review, 2019
NLR - Go To Thought Leader 2019