Roberta attended University of Illinois, BA cum laude, 1972, Phi Beta Kappa, and the University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1975. She is a member of the Illinois bar and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, and the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit. She is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the CBAs Labor and Employment Committee.
Roberta holds the following honors: Member, Leading Lawyers Network, 2003-present; Top 50 Women Consumer Lawyers in Illinois; Top 100 Women Lawyers in Illinois in All Areas of Law; Leading Lawyers Network Magazine, March 2007.
Roberta is a nationally known speaker and writer on various employment-related topics, including: Dinker Biddle/William & Mary, Employment Law & Litigation Forum, 2007, 2006, 2005; Council on Education in Management, FMLA Update, 2007; ABA EEO Basics Seminar, 2006, 2004. Roberta also has several reported cases, including: Benders v. Bellows and Bellows, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10138 (N.D.III. 5/5/05); Kielczynski v. LaGrange,122 F. Supp. 2d 932 N.D.I11. 2000), 19 F. Supp. 2d 877 1998); Kahalnik v. John Hancock Funds, SAC ID No. 9810144N IL (NASD Arbitration, 1997), 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3701 (N.D.III. 3127196); Soodman v. Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon, 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14.95 (N.D.III. 2/10/97); and Mahaffey v. Amoco Corp., 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 680 (1/17/97).