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Monica H. Khetarpal

Principal
Chicago

P 312-803-2529
F 312-787-4995
Monica.Khetarpal@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Monica H. Khetarpal is a Principal in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her litigation experience includes cases involving claims for discrimination, harassment, wage and hour violations, FMLA violations, disability discrimination and requests for accommodation in both single plaintiff and class action matters. She regularly handles matters at all levels, from administrative agencies to appeals in both state and federal courts.

Ms. Khetarpal focuses a significant portion of her practice on representing higher education clients and serves as co-lead of Jackson Lewis' Higher Education Industry Group. She has experience defending denial of tenure cases, providing advice and counsel regarding high profile faculty and student matters, revising strategic policies and procedures, and conducting internal investigations. She has expertise in managing the student, faculty and media issues unique to the higher education setting.

Ms. Khetarpal is the founder of the Chicago office’s Higher Education Group. The group focuses on solving workplace law and other civil rights challenges facing higher education institutions. It represents both public and private universities in a range of matters including tenure cases, Title IX claims, strategic investigations, student claims, constitutional and state statutory issues and traditional labor matters.       

Ms. Khetarpal also serves as the Chicago office’s e-discovery liaison. She has specialized training and experience regarding the preservation, collection, review and production of electronically stored information. She counsels the firm’s attorneys in navigating the constantly-evolving standards imposed by courts regarding a wide variety of e-discovery related issues.

Ms. Khetarpal also devotes a significant amount of time to encouraging diversity within the legal profession. She is a Co-Chair of Jackson Lewis’ Asian American Resource Group. She has also served on the Board of the Indian American Bar Association of Chicago and the Diversity Scholarship Foundation’s Unity Dinner planning committee in 2014 and 2015. Ms. Khetarpal also frequently speaks on topics related to women in the law and successful work-life balance.

Ms. Khetarpal has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2010.

Honors and Recognitions

Published Works

  • “Survey of Illinois Law: Employment Law,” Southern Illinois University Law Journal (Summer 2006) [Co-Author]
  • “Jurors’ Perceptions of Gender-Based Linguistic Differences,” William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law (Fall 2003) [Author]

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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q4 Diversity Committee Newsletter

January 1, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity Committee Newsletter for the fourth quarter of 2016. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events the firm has... Read More

June 24, 2016
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q4 Diversity Committee Newsletter

June 24, 2016

While our firm Chairman Vincent Cino (MOR) always says “Jackson Lewis needs to do better…” I am pleased to report that Jackson Lewis ranked 2nd in Law360’s list of the “Top 10 Biglaw Firms for Female Attorneys” and 18th in the publication’s list of the “100 Best Law Firms for Female... Read More

June 16, 2016
Legal Issues in College Athletics

Thomas Dorer, Monica Khetarpal, Michelle Phillips, Marla Presley and Bethany Swaton Wagner Authored "'Significant Guidance' on Transgender Rights Under Title IX Issued"

June 16, 2016

Tom Dorer, Monica Khetarpal,  Michelle Phillips, Marla Presley and Bethany Swaton Wagner authored "'Significant Guidance' on Transgender Rights under Title IX Issued," published in Legal Issues in College Athletics.  Read More

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February 9, 2017

What to Expect under Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

February 9, 2017

After an unusually contentious Senate confirmation process, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Education on February 7, 2017. DeVos has a record of promoting charter schools and school vouchers at the K-12 level, but little is known about her priorities for higher education. Her prepared comments and responses during her... Read More

February 2, 2017

NLRB General Counsel Concludes Division I Scholarship Football Players are Employees under Labor Law

February 2, 2017

Scholarship football players in Division I FBS private sector colleges and universities are employees under the National Labor Relations Act, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard F. Griffin has concluded. Accordingly, he explained, the players have all of the rights and protections available to employees under the Act... Read More

January 17, 2017

Increasing Ransomware Attacks in Higher Education

January 17, 2017

Malicious “ransomware” attacks — where a hacker takes control of the victim’s information systems and encrypts data, preventing the owner from accessing it until the victim pays a sum of money — are on the rise against colleges and universities. Higher education institutions are well-advised to increase... Read More

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