A trained opera singer, Renee E. Coover has always been an excellent oral communicator. From the stage, to the board room, in the courtroom, and even on a TED Talk platform, Renee is comfortable in front of any audience. And from an early age, when she negotiated prices for her baked goods at a lemonade stand, Renee developed a business acumen that has been an asset in her career helping others succeed.
Renee has a unique background, blending litigation with healthcare law. A former litigator in high-stakes employment cases, Renee has extensive experience with counseling and representing businesses in employment matters, policies, and contract disputes, and defending business owners in state and federal trials. She has also served as General Counsel for the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa), advising health care professionals on regulatory and legal issues governing the medical spa industry.
Renee’s practice focuses on representing business clients, primarily in the health care industry. Renee assists doctors, dentists, nurses and other medical professionals with their businesses and regulatory challenges. She routinely advises and counsels business owners in proper corporate formation, complying with specific state laws and regulations, and implementing proper employment policies and practices for their business.
Outside of work, Renee enjoys running, yoga, baking, reading, traveling and spending time with her husband and two young children. She is very involved in her community, and enjoys serving others by volunteering with the Riverside Junior Women’s Charity and Reclaim13 and advocating for women’s rights.
The University of Miami, Oxford, Ohio, B.A., Psychology and Vocal Performance, 2004
DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2007
ADMISSIONS AND HONORS
Illinois State Bar Admittance, 2007
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2011
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2014
Selected in Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, published by Thompson Reuters (2015, 2016, 2017)
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
National Employment Lawyers Association
ARTICLES AND PRESENTATIONS
“From the Stairway to Cyberspace: Where We Are Headed with the ADA,” Presentation, Professional Liability Attorney Network, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL.
“A Message for Women: Taking Back Your Pregnancy Rights,” TEDx Talk, Oak Park, Illinois. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsRNoUx8w3rNehtoxZ5kcKBGJQfg2topp
Co-Speaker with Alex Thiersch, The Law, AmSpa Bootcamp Los Angeles, CA
“Legal issues Confronting Aesthetics Practices and How to Avoid Them,” Presentation, The Aesthetic Show, Las Vegas, NV
Co-Speaker with Alex Thiersch, Colorado Rules and Regulations a MedSpa Owner Must Consider, AmSpa Bootcamp Colorado
“Restrictive Covenants in the Medical Practice Setting,” AmSpa Southeast Medical Spa Conference, Atlanta, GA
Speaker, How to Protect your Business Interest, AmSpa Bootcamp Hawaii
“Illinois Med Spa Laws & Regulations,” Young Lawyer Section, Health & Hospital Law Committee Meeting, Chicago Bar Association
Speaker, Do I Have to Pay Overtime and Vacation? A Look Into Federal Wage and Hour Laws, Webinar for American Med Spa Association
“Laser Regulations & Laws: What You Need to Know,” Face & Body Spa Conference & Expo, Presentation, Chicago, IL
Speaker, Regulatory and Legal Issues governing the Medical Spa Industry, Jaharis Health Law Institute at DePaul University School of Law
“Discrimination in the Workplace Applies to You: What Solo Entrepreneurs Need to Know,” The Founding Moms, Webinar Presentation
Co-Speaker with Alex Thiersch, Tennessee Rules and Regulations a MedSpa Owner Must Consider, AmSpa Bootcamp Nashville
“Discrimination in the Workplace: A Primer for Employers,” The Founding Moms, Presentation at 1871, Chicago, IL
Speaker, Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace, Webinar for American Med Spa Association
Affordable Care Act creates new retaliation claim for employees, Thiersch & Associates, http://thierschlaw.com/2013/06/affordable-care-act-creates-retaliation-claim-employees/
Speaker, Communicating Cost with Clients, ByrdAdatto University
Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Legal Issues and Social Media: What You Should Know, AmSpa Medical Spa Show, Las Vegas, NV
“Physician Liability in Med Spas,” American Health Lawyers Association Health Briefs e-Newsletter
Co-Speaker with Alex Thiersch, The Proper and Legal Ways to Form and Own Medical Spas, Face & Body Spa Midwest Conference
“Enforcing Non-Competition Agreements in Med Spas: Is There Adequate Consideration?” http://www.americanmedspa.org
“Medical Spas: Formation, Licensing and More,” Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Health Law Committee meeting
Co-Speaker with Alex Thiersch, Med Spa Rules and Regulations in New York, AmSpa Medical Spa Boot Camp – New York, NY
“Pregnancy Discrimination Is on the Rise,” American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Young Advocates, http://apps.americanbar.org/litigation/committees/youngadvocate/email/summer2012/summer2012-0912-pregnancy-discrimination-on-the-rise.html
“How to Stay Off the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Radar,” Illinois Medical Spa Association Med Spa Success Workshop
Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto and Michael Byrd, Med Spa Rules and Regulations in Illinois, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp – Chicago, IL
“Retaliation Claims on the Rise,” Thiersch & Associates, http://thierschlaw.com/2012/08/botox-cure-all/
“To Employ or Contract? Classifying Employees v. Independent Contractors in Medical Spas,” http://thierschlaw.com/2012/08/employ-contract-classifying-employees-v-independent-contractors-medical-spas/
“Marital Cybertorts: How Your Client’s ‘Self-Help Discovery’ Gets You in Trouble,” CBA Record, Young Lawyers Journal, Chicago Bar Association
Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Top 5 Reasons You’re Going to Get Investigated, AmSpa Medical Spa Show, Las Vegas, NV
Speaker,Can Dentists Serve as Medical Directors or Own a Med Spa?, Webinar for American Med Spa Association
Co-Speaker with Michael Byrd, Who can Do What? Basics of Supervision and Delegation in a Medical Spa, AmSpa Medical Spa Show, Las Vegas, NV
Co-Speaker with Jay Reyero, Want to be a Medical Director at a Medical Spa? Beware, American Med Spa Association-Medical Spa Show In Las Vegas, NV
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