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Jody Kahn Mason Named a Notable Leader in Employment and Labor Law

CHICAGO, IL (November 20, 2023) Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce Jody Kahn Mason has been selected as a Notable Leader in Employment and Labor Law by Crain’s Chicago Business. Honorees selected for this distinction have made a measurable and specific impact in the legal industry and demonstrate leadership in professional organizations and civic service initiatives.


“On behalf of the firm, we congratulate Jody on this well-deserved achievement,” said Chicago Office Managing Principal Nadine C. Abrahams. “Since joining the firm in 2011, Jody has been a valuable resource for clients and the Chicago business community. Illinois is a hotspot for biometric privacy litigation, and Jody is an esteemed thought leader in this area, as well as a key player in guiding clients through unprecedented legal challenges. We are thrilled that her impact on the legal industry and local business community are being recognized.”


Jody is a principal in the firm’s Chicago office and is a co-leader of both the firm’s Biometric Privacy Litigation group and the Privacy Litigation team. She has significant litigation and trial experience, and is a member of the Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. 

Jody has counseled countless companies regarding compliance with biometric privacy laws, including the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). She has litigated dozens of putative class action lawsuits involving alleged violations of the BIPA in state and federal courts throughout Illinois. Jody regularly speaks on biometric privacy issues and is a recognized thought leader regarding this developing and complex area of the law. She helps clients to mitigate potential exposure and aggressively litigates biometric privacy cases, when necessary. Jody has also litigated other types of privacy claims and helps to advise clients on a range of other privacy-related issues, with an eye toward litigation avoidance and mitigation measures.


Additionally, Jody partners with employers to minimize workplace disputes by providing practical advice, proactive strategies, and creative solutions to potential issues with employees. When litigation is unavoidable, Jody has successfully litigated cases on behalf of employers accused of harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, tortious interference, breach of contract, and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations, and other alleged wrongful conduct. She regularly defends employers in disputes pending before federal and state courts and administrative agencies.


“I am honored to receive this recognition and truly enjoy helping our clients navigate the increasingly complex legal environment for employers,” said Jody. “The ever-growing patchwork of privacy laws and proliferation of privacy litigation often leave our clients in need of assistance, and it is gratifying for my work and advocacy on behalf of the Chicago business community to be recognized.”

Jody received her J.D from Boston College Law School and her B.S. from the University of Notre Dame.

The Chicago office can be reached at (312) 787-4949.

About Jackson Lewis    
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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