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H. Ren Morris

Ren Morris is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the Firm’s Whistleblowing & Retaliation Group and COVID-19 Reduction-in-Force Taskforce.

Ren’s practice spans the life-cycle of the employment relationship, from counseling employers on compliance with ever-changing federal, state and local employment law to representing employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, enforcement of restrictive covenants, and whistleblower retaliation and qui tam litigation. Ren represents clients in state and federal courts throughout the country as well as before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, the American Arbitration Association, the Illinois Human Rights Commission and various state and local administrative agencies.

Ren’s counseling practice guides clients through the intricacies of establishing and maintaining healthy, mutually-beneficial employment relationships. They regularly assist employers in conducting workplace investigations and updating workplace policies, handbooks and employment agreements.

A committed pro bono legal services provider, Ren regularly advocates for DACA recipients, asylum seekers, non-profit employers and those seeking equal access to public services.

Prior to joining Proskauer, Ren graduated cum laude from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law where they worked in the Bluhm Legal Clinic Center on Wrongful Convictions, served on the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology and assisted in defending death eligible murder cases for the Mississippi Office of Capital Defense.

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4th Circuit Vacates ARB SOX Whistleblower Decision for Lack of Protected Activity

On June 13, 2019, the Fourth Circuit overturned the ARB’s decision in favor of a complainant, ruling that the plaintiff had not engaged in protected activity under the SOX whistleblower protection provision by complaining of a company’s use of a mandatory arbitration policy that allegedly was overly broad.  Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. v. U.S. Dep’t … Continue Reading

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