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Jackson Lewis Names Kenneth M. Wentz III Omaha Office Managing Principal

OMAHA, NE (February 20, 2024) Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce Kenneth M. Wentz III has been elevated to office managing principal in Omaha (OMP). Ken succeeds Chad P. Richter, who is stepping down to focus on his responsibilities as a regional coordinator and board member, in addition to managing his expanding practice. Sarah J. Millsap will assume the role of office litigation manager (OLM).


“Since joining the firm 15 years ago, Ken has consistently demonstrated an exceptionally strong work ethic, making him a natural choice for office managing principal in Omaha,” said Firm Chair Kevin Lauri. “Ken maintains a firm-first mindset that has served to elevate our Litigation group and our office culture in Omaha. Chad did an excellent job serving as OMP and we thank him for his years of dedication and service. We look forward to seeing how the office will continue to thrive under Ken’s leadership."


Ken focuses his practice on representing management in litigation and the resolution of employment disputes. He serves as an advocate for employers in federal and state courts, in alternative dispute resolution, and on appeal. throughout the Midwest and California, prevailing on numerous motions to dismiss and obtaining summary judgments to gain victory and avoid the expense of trial where possible. Ken also defends charges against employers before state and federal administrative agencies.


“I look forward to serving as OMP,” said Ken. “Kelly Berens did a fantastic job integrating our office into Jackson Lewis’ national platform and Chad Richter has done an excellent job of growing the firm’s footprint in Omaha. We have a team of talented attorneys across the labor and employment discipline who emphasize client service, practical advice and staying ahead of the latest trends. My goal is to keep our team at the forefront of providing clients with the most effective and efficient solutions.”


In addition to litigating, Ken counsels and advocates for employers on a range of employment issues, such as compliance with state and federal employment laws, and responding to civil subpoenas and investigative demands, and drafting and enforcing non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements.


Ken earned his J.D., cum laude, from Creighton University School of Law and his B.A., cum laude, from the University of California at Riverside, with a year studying abroad at the University of Sheffield, England.


The Omaha office can be reached at (402) 391-1991. 

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Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients' goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee.    

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