Jody E. Kahn is an Associate in the Chicago office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Ms. Kahn is an experienced employment law litigator and defends employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies throughout the Midwest.
Ms. Kahn handles all types of single plaintiff and class action employment litigation, including claims of discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation, and matters arising under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA). Additionally, Ms. Kahn routinely counsels employers regarding a multitude of employment and labor law issues such as reductions in force, employee handbooks, personnel policies, internal investigations and employee leaves of absence.
Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Kahn was an associate at a Chicago-based litigation firm where she represented a number of businesses, hospitals, physicians and corporations involved in complex litigation, including product liability, pharmaceutical, medical malpractice, environmental, and general tort litigation. Ms. Kahn has defended companies in trials before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois; the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois; the Circuit Court of Will County, Illinois; and the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri.
Ms. Kahn is admitted to practice in Illinois and Indiana. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa.
Ms. Kahn was named an Illinois Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2013 and 2014.
Ms. Kahn earned her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in 2003, with a major in Political Science and minors in Gender Studies and Public Policy. During her time at Notre Dame, Ms. Kahn studied abroad in London, England, where she had the opportunity to work as a Parliamentary Research Assistant for a Member of the British House of Commons. She obtained her J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2006. During law school, Ms. Kahn was a Teaching Assistant for a first year Legal Reasoning, Research & Writing course and tried her first case as part of the Criminal Justice Prosecution Clinic.