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Daniel V. Kinsella

Senior Counsel


130 E. Randolph St.
Suite 3900
Chicago, IL 60601
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J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana, Illinois, 1977
B.A., Oakland University, Rochester Hills, Michigan, 1973
State Bar Licenses
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois Trial Bar
U.S. District Ct., C.D. of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Wisconsin
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Indiana
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Indiana

Daniel V. Kinsella

Senior Counsel

Daniel V. Kinsella is Senior Counsel in Clark Hill's Labor & Employment group, based in the firm's Chicago office.  Daniel has over 40 years of experience in employment law, commercial litigation, and public and private sector labor relations.  Dan has handled a variety of legal issues including Covenants-not-to-Compete; Trade Secret protection and litigation; Employee duty of loyalty and employee fraud issues; representing employers in traditional labor law matters including representation proceedings and campaigns; collective bargaining; unfair labor practice proceedings; strikes and secondary boycotts. He also represents employers in matters involving union pension plan litigation including "alter-ego" issue and issues involving "withdrawal liability" under the Multi-employer Pension Plan Amendments Act.  He has also represented clients in discrimination and harassment claims and undertaken employer investigations of employee practices. 

Dan has handled commercial and corporate litigation matters involving corporate and partnership dissolution; debt collection involving fraudulent practices such as fraudulent procurement and fraudulent transfers; and on matters involving real estate litigation.


Illinois Super Lawyers, Law & Politics since 2005
Leading Lawyers Network, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2006
Martindale-Hubbell, "peer review rated for ethical standards and legal ability," since 1991
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee
New Trier Swim Club, Board of Directors and Treasurer
Newsletter Alerts
OSHA Interim Guidance States That Almost All Employers Must Record COVID-19 as a “Recordable Illness” Under Existing Regulations
"Tortious Interference: A State-By-State Survey", BNA/ABA, Board of Editors, 2005-2015"Covenants Not to Compete, a 50-State Survey," BNA/ABA, Board of Directors, 1995-2015"Employee Duty of Loyalty", BNA/ABA, Board of Editors, 1995-2015"Trade Secrets", BNA/ABA, Board of Editors, 1995-2015"Annual Legal Update", Society of Human Resource Professionals (SHRP), 1999-2010
"Keeping It Under Lock and Key: Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets and Employee Duty of Loyalty," the Plaza Club, 2006"Covenants Not to Compete in Physician Contracts," Inaugural Meeting of the DuPage County Bar Association Health Care Committee, Wheaton, Illinois, 2005"Conducting a Successful Internal Investigation," Lorman Education Services, 2004"Review of Labor Relations," Human Resources Professional Certification Class, Human Resources Certification Institute, 2004"The How and Why of Union Organizing: Positive Human Resources Mean Preventive Labor Relations," HRCI Review Class, Human Resources Certification Institute, 2004"Recent Legal Developments in HR Management, Immigration and Benefits," Society of Human Resource Professionals, 2004"Practical Tips for HR Management," Lorman Education Services, 2004"Time Off Under the Americans with Disabilities Act," presented at a seminar entitled Time Off in Illinois, sponsored by Lorman Education Services, 2004Society of Human Resource Professionals, 2004"Managing National Labor Relations Act Compliance in Unionized and Non-Unionized Workforces During the COVID-19 Pandemic" Webinar