Durga Bharam Tressler LLP

Bharam, Durga M. Partner

Bharam, Durga M. Partner

Practice Focus

Durga Bharam is a partner based in the Chicago office of Tressler LLP. She concentrates her practice in commercial and employment litigation and consultation. Her emphasis is employment law where she provides both consultation and litigation services to corporate and insurance clients.

Durga has more than 20 years of experience litigating cases ranging from business disputes to harassment and discrimination claims. In addition, she has more than 12 years experience providing counseling and training for employers relating to all aspects of employment, including hiring, discipline, discharge, discrimination, wage and hour, leaves of absence, severance and non-compete agreements. Durga has also assisted clients in drafting or revising employment contracts, employee handbooks, independent contractor agreements, covenants not to compete, confidentiality agreements and separation agreements.

Professional Background

Durga has served as both an officer and board member on multiple not-for-profit Boards. She has been recognized as both a Super Lawyer and a Leading Lawyer, and is also a recipient of the National Association of Women Business Owners’ Corporate Woman of Achievement Award.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms, Member, (former Officer and Board Member)
  • Defense Research Institute, Member, Employment Law Steering Committee; Diversity Steering Committee; Vice Chair - 2010 Diversity for Success Seminar
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Member, (former Board Member; former Co-Chair - Employment Law Committee)
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Women Business Owners, Member, Recipient of the Corporate Woman of Achievement Award


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