A partner and member of the Hinshaw & Culbertson labor and employment practice, Aimee Delaney advises employers on all aspects of the employment relationship, defends companies against claims related to state and federal employment laws, and handles traditional labor matters. She currently serves on the firm’s Management Committee and is also a member of the Executive Committee.
After joining Hinshaw in 2001 as an associate, she quickly advanced to partner within three years and went on to chair the firm’s Employment group from 2014- 2019. Throughout her career, Aimee’s philosophy has been to help her clients get out ahead of legal issues before they arise, as well as advising them on building positive work cultures through management and employee training programs. She has been at the forefront of emerging employment law issues, including developing a unique anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training program on LGBTQ issues for employers in conjunction with Hinshaw’s LGBTQ resource group.
Aimee also helped spearhead the development of the firm’s adult long-term care practice, which assists long-term and home care providers with regulatory compliance matters and employment issues, including diversity initiatives aimed at both employees and clients/residents. Aimee and the Adult Long Term Care team are working at a grass roots level in collaboration with industry associations statewide to improve services to the state’s aging residents by identifying policy issues and advancing regulatory changes that will impact service providers and the delivery of services to the aging population.
Aimee began her career as one of a small group of female attorneys to work in traditional labor law, including collective bargaining and unfair labor practices. She continues to lead the way for other female attorneys in this traditionally male- dominated area of the law, and has garnered a reputation as a strong advocate for her clients on matters before state and federal labor boards.
Throughout her career, Aimee has been a tireless advocate and mentor for young female attorneys, who seek out her guidance in navigating their careers. A mother of three, she provides invaluable insights on work-life balance and practical advice on managing a law practice and parenthood. In her leadership roles at Hinshaw, she has helped shape firm policy and assisted in the development and adoption of firm programs that sustain gender equity and support the advancement and retention of women attorneys. One of her key contributions was helping develop parental leave policies that benefit both female and male attorneys at Hinshaw.
Her influence extends beyond the workplace. As an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, she also advises law students on academic and career planning. Aimee has taught employment law courses at her alma matter since 2007.