About The Contributors

Ancel Glink labor attorneys have experience, both as corporate and special counsel, in all types of labor and personnel matters, from contract negotiations, including interest arbitration, to discrimination claims and other employment litigation. We bring creative and practical solutions to the day to day human resource issues that confront our clients’ organizations, including developing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the law and enforcement of work rules and  training staff and supervisors to ensure compliance with state and federal laws.


Margaret Kostopulos

Margaret has bargained both initial and successor contracts for employers. In addition to her litigation and collective bargaining experience, Margaret serves as a labor and employment advisor to public and private employers, advising general counsel, managers, department heads, supervisors and directors in all areas of employment and personnel issues. These issues include contract enforcement, interest arbitration, employee discipline and discharge including prosecuting cases before Boards of Fire and Police Commissioners, discrimination, strike management, and compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws.

Margaret has represented employers through union elections and in the defense of unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB and ILRB. She has also represented employers in employment disputes before the Illinois Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, and in state and federal court. She has represented employers in grievance arbitrations as well as a variety of employment litigation issues. In addition, she has represented public clients through mediation and arbitration.

Phone: 312.604.9106



Darcy L. Proctor

Employers trust Darcy to provide them the best defense possible in court based upon her 25 years of experience and proven track record of successful results.

Darcy has significant jury trial experience and has successfully represented private sector and public employers, including municipalities, school districts, and park districts in tort, civil rights and employment cases in both state and federal court.  Darcy has defended countless employers before the Illinois Human Rights Commission and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Phone: 312.604.9150




Steven D. Mahrt

Steve works in our Bloomington office serving multiple downstate municipalities.  He has represented local governmental entities for over 35 years in all aspects of municipal law, including labor and employment matters.  Steve has negotiated numerous collective bargaining agreements and represented clients involved in grievance and interest arbitration.

Phone: 309.828.1990




Donald W. Anderson

Don has been a labor and employment law attorney since 1973, representing public sector clients in a variety of labor and employment matters, including collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, interest arbitration, employment law compliance, and representation before state labor relations boards.  Don has represented municipalities, park districts, fire protection districts, state governments and government agencies, universities and community college districts in a wide variety of labor and employment matters. He has engaged in representation proceedings and/or collective bargaining with public employee unions in four states and has resented municipal clients in more than 20 fact-finding and interest arbitration proceedings.  In addition, he is an experienced employment law litigator, having represented private and public sector clients in the prosecution or defense of class action and individual claims arising under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Titles VI, VII, and IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and various state constitutional and statutory provisions relating to civil rights and employment discrimination.

Phone: 847.856.5439




Robert T. McCabe

Bob began his career as a police officer in South Florida. He left law enforcement in 1990 to finish his education. He received his undergraduate degree, with honors, from Florida Atlantic University and his Juris Doctor degree from the Stetson University College of Law. He is a member of the bars of the State of Illinois, the State of Florida, the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the trial bar of the Federal Court of the Northern District of Illinois.

Bob began his legal career as a prosecutor in Florida where he became lead trial attorney at the Hillsborough County State’s Attorney’s Office in Tampa. After leaving the public sector, Bob began practicing labor and employment law. In both Florida and Illinois, Bob has negotiated numerous collective bargaining agreements, including new and successor agreements. He has also handled all types of disciplinary matters, grievances, arbitrations and various employment litigation matters, as well as advising employers on policies and practices to reduce the risk of workplace litigation.

Phone: 312.604.9186



Matthew T. DiCianni

Matt DiCianni is an associate at Ancel Glink and a member of the Labor and Employment practice group. Matt handles a wide variety of labor and employment issues, including employment discrimination lawsuits, collective bargaining, and employee benefits issues. Matt is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he focused on labor and employment law.

Phone: 312.604.9125






Kathleen O'Grady

Kathleen, an associate at Ancel Glink, has focused on labor and employment law since the beginning of her career, primarily because she has always been interested in the human angle that is of special significance in this particular field. Kathleen strives to understand the needs of employers and their employees.  Kathleen handles a range of labor and employment issues, such as drafting and updating employee personnel policies, conducting internal workplace investigations, advising clients on updates in employment law, and defending employers in EEOC investigations.

Kathleen is also Vice-Chair for the International Employment Law Committee within the American Bar Association's Section of International Law.

Phone: 312.604.9168