Term: 2011 —2014
Aaron Gelb has been a management-side employment lawyer since he received his JD from the University of Texas in 1995. While at UT, he spent several years as a research assistant for then Professor William Powers, working on the Restatement (Third) of Torts. Mr. Gelb graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in History in 1992, receiving general and departmental honors.
Mr. Gelb, who is a Chicago-based shareholder with Vedder Price P.C., has extensive experience litigating both discrimination and wage & hour class/collective actions. He has tried FMLA, USERRA, and Title VII (both race and sex discrimination) cases to verdict. His practice also
involves counseling clients making difficult employee discipline, termination and accommodation decisions, as well as the review of organizational policies and procedures. Representing clients as part of a nationwide practice, Mr. Gelb is admitted to practice before the 5th, 7th, 8th and DC Circuit Courts of Appeal, as well as in the District of Colorado, Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar), Central District of Illinois, Southern District of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana, Eastern District of Michigan, Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, and the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Mr. Gelb is a member of his firm's Hiring Committee and is the Chair of the 2011 Summer Program. He is also the Editor of the Vedder Price Labor Law Newsletter.
An avid fan of the Longhorns, Mr. Gelb returns to Austin as often as work (and family obligations) allow to root on the Horns. He has attempted to spread Texas goodwill in the Chicago area, working with the Ada S. McKinley Foundation to provide scholarships for deserving students from the South and West Sides of Chicago to attend the University. He has also established a scholarship in honor of his parents to benefit law students participating in the Children's Rights Clinic at UT.