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Abrahams, Nolan Take the Reins of Jackson Lewis' Litigation Group

WHITE PLAINS, NY (February 16, 2016) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Chicago office Principal Nadine Abrahams and Philadelphia Office Managing Principal John M. Nolan have been elevated to Practice Group Leaders of the firm’s General Employment Litigation Group. 

“During their combined three decades at the firm, Nadine and John have helped Jackson Lewis earn our well-deserved reputation as a leader in the field of employment litigation on behalf of management,” said Firm Chairman Vincent A. Cino. “They are well-known both within the firm and in the legal market as exceptionally talented litigators who regularly deliver creative litigation strategies that lead to favorable results for our clients.  I have complete confidence in their ability to lead a dedicated group of litigators who, if need be, can and will take a case to verdict.”

“This is a very exciting time for John and me to take the helm,” said Ms. Abrahams.  “Employment-related lawsuits are the fastest-growing area of civil litigation, and Jackson Lewis has one of the most active employment litigation practices in the world.  I am thrilled to be a part of the advances Jackson Lewis attorneys are making on a daily basis, and look forward to continuing to deliver innovative approaches to managing and avoiding litigation to our client base.”

“The courtroom is our workplace, and we know it better than anyone,” added Nolan.  “Nadine and I will work hard every day to ensure our clients receive the results they deserve from our passionate team of attorneys who have helped us earn our reputation as the go-to firm for employment litigation.” 

Over the past year, Jackson Lewis has received a multitude of accolades for its litigation services, including being recognized as a “Powerhouse” in Complex and Routine Employment Litigation by the BTI Litigation Outlook and ranking in the First Tier nationally in the category of Litigation – Labor & Employment in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers© 2016 Best Law Firms report.  Most recently, Mr. Cino was named one of Law 360’s inaugural Trial Aces in the publication’s series on the nation’s elite trial attorneys, and designated a Litigation Trailblazer by the National Law Journal.

Ms. Abrahams, who is also the Litigation Manager of Jackson Lewis’ Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee and Indianapolis offices, represents management in employment cases in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Abrahams 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. Her class action, collective action, and multi-plaintiff experiences include 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.

Mr. Nolan, the Office Managing Principal and Litigation Manager of Jackson Lewis’ Philadelphia office, is a trial lawyer, having tried over 85 jury and non-jury cases to verdict.   Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Nolan was a senior associate at a large, full-service law firm in New Jersey, and an Assistant District Attorney in New York.  He regularly handles significant matters for significant clients of the firm throughout the country.  Mr. Nolan has been recognized in New Jersey Super Lawyers since 2009 and The Best Lawyers in America® since 2013. 


About Jackson Lewis

Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis is dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law. With 800 attorneys practicing in major locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Jackson Lewis is included in the AmLaw 100 and Global 100 rankings of law firms. The firm’s wide range of practice areas provides the resources to address every aspect of the employer/employee relationship. Jackson Lewis is a leader in educating employers about the laws of equal opportunity and, as a firm, understands the importance of having a workforce that reflects the various communities it serves.

Jackson Lewis is a founding member of L&E Global Employers’ Counsel Worldwide, an alliance of premier employment law firms and practices in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific Region.

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Nadine C. Abrahams

Nadine C. Abrahams

Vincent A. Cino

Vincent A. Cino
Chairman Emeritus

John M. Nolan

John M. Nolan
Office Managing Principal

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