Heather A. Bailey

Heather Bailey, Amundsen Davis LLC Photo


Heather credits her experience working full-time in office administration and human resources during law school for her seamless transition into management-side labor and employment law. The skills she developed as a legal secretary and office manager help strengthen her appreciation and understanding of clients’ concerns today and gave her the tools to be efficient, respectful and meticulous in her role as an attorney.

For 23 years, Heather has concentrated her practice in employment and labor counseling and litigation, including discrimination and trade secret / non-compete lawsuits, FLSA class actions, labor negotiations and arbitrations, affirmative action, OFCCP/DOL audits, BIPA and FINRA issues. She counsels on day-to-day operations, human resources, and management decisions regarding employees, practices and policies. Heather also works comfortably with FMLA/ADA, sexual harassment, affirmative action, union avoidance and other types of employee and management training. Her clients operate across the U.S. in industries like vending, health care, transportation, parking, automotive repair, construction, staffing, hospitality (restaurants/taverns), banking, nonprofits, IT, and manufacturing to name a few.

As co-chair of the firm's Labor & Employment & Benefits Service Group and as a thought leader in the labor and employment industry, Heather regularly contributes to the firm’s Labor & Employment Law Update, the vending industry’s National Automatic Merchandising Association, Vending Times and Vending Market Watch quarterly publications, and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s human resources advisory blog. She co-authored the 2019 Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s Illinois Employment Law Handbook, and frequently presents at the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Clear Law Institute, Chicago Bar Association, Lorman Education Services and NAMA-related conventions across the U.S.

As a prior co-chair of the firm’s Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, Heather managed a team charged with not only creating diversity awareness within the firm and its clients, but also executing strategies to recruit, retain and mentor attorneys and staff of all backgrounds. Additionally, Heather provides incomparable leadership to the firm’s younger attorneys; taking the time to mentor them and help them to develop into exceptional attorneys. 


Membership & Involvement

  • Professional Women’s Club of Chicago: Immediate Past President, 2016-2017; President, 2015-2016; Vice President, 2014-2015; Communications Committee Co-chair, 2012-2014; Communications Committee Co-Chair Board Member, 2012-2014 
  • Executive Committee Member: ProVisors, 2017-Present
  • Advisory Council: Illinois Restaurant Association, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Member: National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) (Employment/Labor Knowledge Source Partner since 2003)
  • Member: Illinois Chamber of Commerce (Employment Legislation Advisor)
  • Member: Former Co-chair; Amundsen Davis Committee for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Member: Defense Research Institute (DRI); American Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association; Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel; National Parking Association's Women In Parking; Society for Human Resource Management
  • Volunteer/Co-captain: Special Olympics Chicago, Polar Plunge Fundraiser, 2008-2022
  • Volunteer: The Youth Campus, 2004–2011
  • Volunteer: Children’s Home + Aid, 2012-2014


  • Recognized as one of Automatic Merchandiser's Most Influential Women in Convenience Services: 2022
  • 2023 Honoree of Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Leaders in Employment & Labor Law
  • 2015 Chicago Business Journal Women of Influence Honoree
  • Recognized as a Pro to Know by Automatic Merchandiser and VendingMarketWatch: 2015
  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers List: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America® in Employment Law - Management: 2023, 2024
  • Received Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Award, USA: 2018 

Resources & Insights


Speaking Engagements

Published Works

Blog Posts

Education on Demand

Firm News


The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2001  

Bowling Green State University, B.A., 1992


  • Illinois
Jump to Page

This website uses cookies to improve functionality and performance. If you choose to continue browsing this website, you consent to the use of cookies. Click here to read about our privacy and cookie policy.