Patricia Trainor, JD, SPHR is Senior Managing Editor of BLR's human resources and employment law publications. Ms. Trainor has several years of experience representing employers and school districts in labor and employment matters. As an associate at Franczek Sullivan in Chicago, she represented employers in state and federal courts, before the EEOC, and before the Illinois Human Rights Commission. Before entering private practice, Ms. Trainor clerked for the Honorable Anthony Scariano at the Illinois Appellate Court. She received her law degree magna cum laude from Loyola University Law School. Ms Trainor has a Masters Degree in Mass Communication from San Diego State University, is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the Illinois Bar association. She is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and Illinois.