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Tracy O'Flaherty

President & General Counsel

Licensed in Illinois

My Philosophy

After practicing law for close to 30 years both as a former partner of Winston & Strawn, LLP and as Deputy General Counsel at Groupon, Inc. and Vice President, Associate General Counsel and member of the Global Leadership and Global Human Resources Leadership Teams at Baxter International, Inc., I bring a wealth of experience and a strategic and practical approach to solving legal issues for my clients.

Legal issues cannot be assessed in a vacuum. Each issue is personal, and I pride myself on understanding what a “win“ is from my client’s perspective so I can achieve that result. I strive to find practical, workable solutions to legal matters when possible.


XXCEL Consulting, LLC provides legal and consulting services for individuals and entities. Focused areas of expertise include:

Business contract review and negotiation
Employment contracts and disputes (employee or employer-side) including executive agreements, offer letters, separation/severance agreements, restrictive covenants (non solicit, non-competition agreements, clawbacks)
Employment Investigations
Whistle-blower complaints
Litigation management (for corporate entities)
Policy drafting and review
Compliance program design and review
Training: compliance, employment, DE&I, general corporate and regulatory
Investigations: whistleblower, discrimination, harassment, retaliation or investigations into alleged violations of federal, state or local laws
General employment, compliance, business or regulatory advice and counsel
Complaints/charges of discrimination under federal, state or local laws (employee or employer-side

Executive Coaching and Development

With decades of experience in executive leadership, I help attorneys succeed in the business of law through individual coaching and counseling, and a 12-month mentoring and business development program with

If you feel that your career in law is not thriving, we can assist you with proven methods for networking, business development, and getting over impediments to your success. The goal is to ensure that each client has the tools and skills to advance their career in a way that will enable them to thrive professionally and personally.

Please contact me if I can be of assistance to you.