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Nadine C. Abrahams


P 312-803-2512
F 312-787-4995


Nadine Abrahams is a Principal in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents management in employment cases in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies, and she is Co-Leader of the firm's General Employment Litigation practice group.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Abrahams was a partner with another prominent national labor and employment firm. She previously was Senior Counsel for the Employment Litigation Division of the City of Chicago Law Department. She has been based in Chicago her entire career and has extensive experience litigating all forms of labor and employment matters throughout the Midwest, in federal courts, state courts, and before administrative agencies.

Ms. Abrahams practices the spectrum of employment matters, including claims such as race, age, religion, national origin, disability and sex discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, and wage and hour issues. Her class action, collective action, and multi-plaintiff experience includes suits by both private parties and by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Ms. Abrahams also routinely counsels clients on a variety of employment practices, including employment contracts and employee handbooks. She conducts employee training seminars, harassment investigations, and frequently speaks on employment-related topics.

Honors and Recognitions

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • DRI
  • Illinois State Bar Association

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August 21, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Nadine Abrahams Comments on Eclipse Fever Celebrations in the Workplace

August 21, 2017

Nadine Abrahams comments on implications of eclipse fever activities in the workplace in "The cost of eclipse fever for workplaces? It could be $694 million," published by Chicago Tribune. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

May 31, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Recommended in The Legal 500

May 31, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 31, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and its attorneys have been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2017 in the following practice areas falling under the Labor and Employment designation: Employee health and retirement plans,... Read More

March 6, 2017
Law 360

Nadine Abrahams Appointed to Law360 Employment Editorial Advisory Board

March 6, 2017

Nadine Abrahams has been recently appointed to the 2017 Employment editorial advisory board by Law360. Members of the editorial advisory board provide expert feedback on how to best shape the publication's future coverage. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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September 15, 2017

Employers Increasingly Targets of Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act Lawsuits

September 15, 2017

Although the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act has been the law in Illinois since 2008, in the past year, there have been at least 12 class actions filed against employers in Illinois state and federal courts seeking to redress alleged violations of the Act. With recent advances in technology, the use of biometric data has... Read More