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Orley Moskovits Desser

Orley is Director of Development for the FIDF in Chicago and of counsel to FVLD. 

Orley’s multi-disciplinary practice includes counseling clients on general corporate and employment-related matters and estate planning issues. Orley frequently advises clients on federal and state employment laws and regulations, helping clients take proactive and preventative approaches. She has defended and settled Illinois unfair labor practice charges and negotiated employment agreements, severance agreements, and non-competition and confidentiality agreements. Orley regularly drafts employment handbooks and conducts employment law related training workshops to help our clients avoid employment-related problems.

In law school, Orley was an associate editor of the Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law and a member of the International Law Moot Court Team. In 2005, she was chosen to compete in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court in Vienna, Austria. Orley won the annual Chicago-Kent Charles Evans Hughes Oral Advocacy Competition, and received CALI awards for academic excellence in Legal Drafting, Legal Writing for International Business, and Trial Advocacy.

Orley grew up in metropolitan Chicago, and moved to Israel after graduating from high school. During her nine years abroad, Orley served in the military, earned her B.A., and taught English at several high-tech companies.

Orley and her husband and children live in Chicago.  In her spare time, Orley enjoys exploring the city with her family and traveling abroad.