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Walker R. Lawrence



Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star 2017 and 2018

Illinois Super Lawyer 2020 - 2023


Walker serves as a key trusted advisor to his clients in their most critical moments, specializing in mergers, acquisitions, financing, shareholder and partner investments, buyouts, and executive employment. He offers ongoing, proactive counsel to businesses, focusing on managing employee relationships to mitigate risks and retain vital talent. Walker's expertise extends to navigating the complexities of employment law, including conducting sensitive investigations, safeguarding trade secrets, implementing forward-thinking employment policies, and resolving disputes related to wage claims, discrimination complaints, and government investigations. In situations where litigation is inevitable, Walker demonstrates zealous advocacy for his clients in federal and state courts, arbitration forums, and administrative hearings.

Walker also represents C-suite executives from both publicly traded and privately held companies, expertly negotiating executive compensation, non-compete clauses, separation agreements, and complex equity incentive plans to protect and advance his clients' interests. Additionally, he supports senior leadership teams through the M&A process, ensuring a seamless and successful post-transaction transition. This comprehensive approach underscores his dedication to facilitating not only favorable agreements but also strategic continuity and leadership alignment during critical organizational changes.


John Marshall Law School, J.D., magna cum laude 2008

University of Denver, B.A. (Music)

Courts and Bar Admissions


U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas


Walker enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys and cooking whatever is in season.

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