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Peter Donati Named One of 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch


August 1, 2006

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Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC is pleased to announce that Peter F. Donati, a partner and leader of the firm's Employment Service Group, has been named one of the "Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch" for 2006 by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publishers of Chicago Lawyer magazine and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin .

Law Bulletin Publishing's "40 Under 40" honors Illinois attorneys who show a passion for their profession, have had a series of successful verdicts, and above all, demonstrate a dedication and commitment to the legal profession. Honorees are chosen in a nomination process that evaluates candidates’ career achievements, advancement in their fields and community involvement.

"We are thrilled to see Peter honored as one of Illinois' finest young attorneys," said Bryan I. Schwartz, chairman of Levenfeld Pearlstein. "Peter's extraordinary skill in the area of employment law and his unwavering dedication to client service, serve as a prime example of the type of lawyer that we want as our partner, friend and colleague."

In selecting Mr. Donati for its list, Law Bulletin Publishing Company cited his work on employment and labor matters for Motorola Inc. in the company's spin-off of its semi-conductor business, as well as his standing as one of Chicago's "leading specialists in dealing with and coordinating the labor and employment law aspects of international mergers, acquisitions and divestitures." It also highlighted Mr. Donati's significant litigation successes on behalf of American Airlines, noting that in the 10 years in which he has represented the company, he has never lost a case.

Mr. Donati represents clients in a wide range of employment-related litigation, including discrimination claims, employment contract disputes, and claims involving restrictive covenants. He has appeared in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate level throughout the country and represented clients before the EEOC, NLRB, and other government departments and agencies.

Mr. Donati also counsels clients on employment issues, prepares employment policies, drafts and negotiates executive employment agreements, and conducts training for supervisors and managers. He has particular experience helping clients to navigate difficult issues under state and federal leave laws and laws on disability discrimination and accommodation. In addition, Mr. Donati advises employers with union relationships as well as those seeking to remain union free.

Mr. Donati earned his B.S. from Cornell University in 1989 and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1992.

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About Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC: Founded in 1999, LP has grown to over 70 professionals with offices in Chicago and Northfield. The firm represents sophisticated entrepreneurs and institutions in corporate and securities, real estate and litigation. For more information, visit

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