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Catherine A. Cano


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Catherine A. Cano is an Associate in the Omaha, Nebraska, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents management in all areas of labor and employment law. 

Ms. Cano helps clients navigate state, federal, and local leave and disability laws. Ms. Cano has experience in litigation and arbitration in several areas, including employment discrimination, retaliation and whistleblower claims, and non-competes and unfair competition. Ms. Cano’s practice also includes assisting clients involved in union organization campaigns, collective bargaining, grievance arbitrations, and unfair labor practice charges. 

During law school, Ms. Cano interned at the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission, where she researched employment and fair housing related issues for the Executive Director and Commissioners.

As a research assistant at the University of Nebraska College of Law, Ms. Cano researched state and federal cases for The Statistics of Discrimination: Using Statistical Evidence in Discrimination Cases, 2013-2014 Edition, which explores the application of various statistical models to discrimination claims. In addition, Ms. Cano was also a Student Editor of the Nebraska Transcript, the University of Nebraska’s alumni publication.

Ms. Cano was the recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Labor and Employment Law. She also received First Place and Best Brief recognitions at the Allen Moot Court Competition and was Vice Chair of the Nebraska Moot Court Board from 2011-2012.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Robert Van Pelt American Inns of Court
  • The Nebraska State Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Junior League of Omaha, Active Member
  • Victory Boxing Club, Board Member
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project, Pro Bono Attorney

Published Works

  • “Texting and Driving, Keep Your Employees’ Hands on the Wheel and Eyes on the Road,” HVACR Business, Vol. 11, Is. 2 (February 2016) [Co-Author]
  • American Bar Association’s FMLA Treatise Supplement (2015) [Contributing Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Compliance with Emerging Human Resources Challenges in the Workplace,” Nebraska Healthcare Association (Lincoln, NE, March 2016) (presenter)

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January 17, 2017
Legal Newsline

Catherine Cano Comments on Boston Police Department's Controversial Drug-testing Method

January 17, 2017

Catherine Cano comments on the First Circuit summary judgment allowing the Boston Police Department drug-test discrimination case to proceed to trial in "Trial can proceed in Boston Police Department drug test discrimination case," published by Legal Newsline. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

April 4, 2016
Corporate Counsel

Catherine Cano Comments on Substance Abuse Problems in the Workplace

April 4, 2016

Catherine Cano comments on substance abuse problems in the workplace in “Just Thinking Worker Is Disabled Can Lead to ADA Lawsuits,” published by Corporate Counsel. Subscription may be required to view article. Read More

February 1, 2016
HVACR Business`

Joseph Dreesen and Catherine Cano Author "Texting and Driving: Keep your employees' hands on the wheel and eyes on the road"

February 1, 2016

Joseph Dreesen and Catherine Cano wrote "Texting and Driving: Keep your employees' hands on the wheel and eyes on the road," published by HVACR Business. Subscription may be required to view article. Read More

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November 11, 2016

Seven States Pass New Marijuana Laws on Election Day

November 11, 2016

Election Day 2016 saw voters approve new marijuana laws in seven states. There are now a total of 28 states (plus the District of Columbia) with medical marijuana laws and 8 states (plus the District of Columbia) with recreational marijuana laws. Arizona’s proposed recreational marijuana law did not pass. Medical Marijuana 1... Read More

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Florida Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Law
June 26, 2017

Last November, Florida voters overwhelmingly voted to amend the Florida Constitution to permit the use of medical marijuana. The constitutional amendment went into effect on January 3, 2017, and required regulations to be implemented no later than July 3, 2017. Read More

Oklahoma Case Serves as Reminder that Pregnancy Alone, Without More, Is Not an ADA Disability
May 11, 2017

A former employee’s claim that she was pregnant and subject to lifting restrictions failed to allege a valid claim under the Americas with Disabilities Act (ADA), according to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. LaCount v. South Lewis SH OPCO, LLC, Case No. 16-CV-0545-CVE-TLW (N.D. Okla. May 5, 2017). Read More

Applicant’s Claim That Racially Biased Safety Officer Cancelled His Split Specimen Drug Test Was Insufficient to Establish Race Discrimination Under Cat’s Paw Theory
May 9, 2017

An employer that refused to hire an applicant based on a positive pre-employment drug test was entitled to summary judgment on the applicant’s race discrimination and civil conspiracy claims despite the applicant’s argument that the company safety officer cancelled his split specimen drug test due to discriminatory animus, according to th Read More