Zev J Eigen

Data Science + Social Science + Labor & Employment Law

Press / Media

Dr. Eigen has appeared on ABC Chicago, CBS Chicago, Fox Chicago, Bloomberg News, Chicago Public Radio, National Public Radio, Sirius XM, among others. He has been quoted in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Reuters, Forbes, Bloomberg News, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Magazine, the National Law Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, the Toronto Star, the Daily Iowan, and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, among others. His work has been featured on the Huffington Post, Life of the Law, and Crain’s Chicago Business, as well as other popular and academic blogs. He regularly speaks at industry conferences on data science, analytics, law, and labor and employment related issues. Please contact him at zeveigen [at] gmail [dot] [com] for more information.

Sample of TV & RADIO Appearances  (NOT UPDATED FREQUENTLY!!)

 

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Sample of Press/Web Coverage (NOT UPDATED FREQUENTLY!!)

  • June 3, 2016: Littler awarded Client Service Innovator of the Year Award
  • April 7, 2016 Using big data in lateral hiring of lawyers discussed on TaxProf Blog.
  • February 11, 2016: Quoted in LegalTech News re law firms’ use of data science.
  • October 19, 2015: Quoted in an SHRM report about employers’ underutilization of big data.
  • August 31, 2015: Bloomberg News, Law.com and American Lawyer articles re Littler banking on big data.
  • May 26, 2015 Quoted in Hollywood Reporter re ACLU’s gender discrimination probe in Hollywood.
  • Dec 22, 2014 Quoted in Crains Chicago Business re unionization efforts at hotels in Chicago.
  • Nov 11, 2014 Quoted in the New York Daily News re Mick Jagger’s insurance contract dispute. (requoted in Daily Mail UK)
  • Oct 3, 2014 Quoted in Ozymandius re Uber’s drivers being classified as independent contractors.
  • June 30, 2014 Quoted in Modern Healthcare re Harris v. Quinn.
  • April 24, 2014 Quoted in Sports Illustrated re Northwestern football players’ unionization efforts.
  • April 16, 2014 Quoted in the New York Times re Northwestern football players’ unionization efforts.
  • March 31, 2014: Huffington Post blog post regarding Northwestern football players unionization efforts.
  • Feb 27, 2014 Quoted in Crain’s Business Chicago re the longest running labor dispute in US History.
  • Feb 17, 2014 Quoted in The Chicago Tribune re UIC faculty voting to strike.
  • Feb 12, 2014 Quoted in ESPN re Northwestern football players’ unionization efforts.
  • Jan 28, 2014 Quoted in ESPN re Northwestern football players’ unionization efforts. (Requoted in several other pieces, including Slate.com, University Herald, and Labor Relations Today)
  • October 4, 2013 Quoted in Forbes regarding a labor dispute between stagehands (IATSE) and Carnegie Hall in NYC.
  • October 3, 2013 Quoted in Reuters regarding the wrongful death suit by Michael Jackson’s estate against AEG Live (requoted by Yahoo! News, and InsuranceJournal.com).
  • July 3 2013 Quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek article on labor economics in MMA.
  • Jun 29 2013 Included in the “40 Under 40” Rising Stars in Chicago by the National Law Journal.

  • Jun 29, 2013 Quoted in The Daily Beast re Walmart and transparency in exchange between organizations and individuals.
  • June 29, 2013 Wall Street Cheat Sheet.
  • May 8, 2013 Jotwell (Journal of Things We Like Lots) review of “Moral/Contractual Approach to Labor Law Reform” by Professor Matt Bodie (SLU Law).

  • Mar 5, 2013 Quoted in The National Law Journal regarding a recent case involving employee privacy.
  • Feb 4, 2013 Workplace Prof Blog write up of “The Forum for Adjudication of Employment Disputes.”
  • Jan 18, 2013 Quoted in The Christian Science Monitor regarding the NYC school bus driver strike.
  • Jan 2, 2013 Quoted in Chicago Public Radio report on court case holding that charter school teachers are covered by the NLRA.
  • Dec 1, 2012 Quoted in a Forbes Op/Ed by Rick Ungar regarding publicizing negotiations.
  • Nov 22, 2012 Quoted in The Chicago Tribune regarding union protests at Wal-Mart on Black Friday.
  • Nov 21, 2012 Quoted in The Daily Beast regarding union protests at Wal-Mart on Black Friday.
  • Nov 20, 2012 Quoted in the International Business Times.
  • Nov 18, 2012 Quoted in Bloomberg News regarding union protests at Wal-Mart on Black Friday. Piece was picked up by the Washington Post, The Arizona Daily Star, Time Business & Money, MSN Money, Yahoo! News, and, The New American (among others).
  • Nov, 2012 “Empirical Studies of Contract” article described on the Private Law Theory Blog.
  • Sept 19, 2012 Quoted in the Christian Science Monitor regarding the political fall-out of the Chicago Teachers’ Union strike.
  • Sept 17, 2012 Quoted on MSNBC regarding a pending injunction to stop the Teachers’ Union strike in Chicago.
  • Sept 13, 2012 Op-Ed in Crain’s Chicago Business regarding the Chicago Teachers’ Union strike.

  • June 12, 2012 Chicago Tribune article quoting Professor Eigen regarding Chicago Public School Teachers’ strike authorization vote.
  • June 7, 2012 Chicago Tribune article quoting Professor Eigen regarding Chicago Teachers Union strike authorization vote-taking.
  • June 1, 2012 Chicago Lawyer Magazine article quoting Professor Eigen regarding changes in employment and labor law.
  • February 27, 2012 Contracts Prof Blog review of “Empirical Studies of Contract.”
  • February 21, 2012 Chicago Tribune article quoting Professor Eigen regarding publicizing ongoing public sector negotiations.
  • February 16, 2012 Chicago News Cooperative article quoting Professor Eigen regarding Chicago Teachers Union negotiations.
  • Feb 8, 2012 Chicago Catalyst article mentioning Professor Eigen’s appearance on WBEZ.
  • December 9, 2011 Jotwell (Journal of Things We Like Lots) review of “Bicephalous Justice” by Professor Samuel Estreicher (NYU Law).
  • December 1, 2011 Workforce, “Background-Check Tool Keeps Tabs on Sex Harassment Cases” quoting Professor Eigen regarding ebosswatch.com
  • November 13, 2011 Chicago Tribune article quoting Professor Eigen regarding sexual harassment claims.
  • November 3, 2011 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin interview regarding religious accommodation in the workplace.
  • July 13, 2011 Workplace Prof Blog write up about “Bicephalous Justice.”
  • March 15, 2011 Dan Ariely Blog Post referencing “When and Why Individuals Obey Contracts.”
  • March 11, 2011 Chicago Sun Times, “Hope Remains Amid Fireworks at NFL Labor Talks” quoting Professor Eigen regarding the ongoing efforts to avoid a lock-out in NFL collective bargaining.
  • March 7, 2011 Legal Theory Blog write up about “A Moral Contractual Approach to Labor Law Reform…”
  • February 20, 2011 Green Bay Press Gazette article, “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill is ‘Monumental Change’ for Labor” quoting Professor Eigen on the impact of Governor Walker’s Budget Repair Bill on organized labor in the public sector; See also here or here
  • February 17, 2011 Workplace Prof Blog write up about “Shifting the Paradigm of the Debate…”
  • October 11, 2010 Workplace Prof Blog write up about “The Forum for Adjudication of Employment Disputes” and here
  • Sept. 7, 2010 State Bar of Michigan Blog write up about “Do Lawyers Really Believe Their Own Hype…”
  • August 31, 2010 Legal Ethics Forum write up about “Do Lawyers Really Believe Their Own Hype…”
  • August 30, 2010 Empirical Legal Studies Blog write up about “Do Lawyers Really Believe Their Own Hype…”
  • June 9, 2010 Chicago Citizen article featuring Professor Eigen on mandatory arbitration of employment disputes (Downloadable PDF)
  • May, 2004 Entrepreneur Magazine and Cornell Hotel & Restaurant Admin. Quarterly article by David Sherwyn, Paul Wagner & Joe Baumgarten mentioning Professor Eigen’s position regarding discrimination law.

CONTACT
Email: zeveigen [at] gmail [dot] [com].