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Gregory H. Andrews

Principal
Chicago

P 312-787-4949
F 312-787-4995
Gregory.Andrews@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Gregory H. Andrews is a Principal in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His litigation experience is focused on representing employers of all sizes in a wide variety of industries in ADA, FMLA, Title VII and FLSA single plaintiff and class action cases.

Much of Mr. Andrews work is focused on representing employers in unfair competition, trade secret and restrictive covenant cases in state and federal courts as well as at FINRA. He has successfully guided employers through numerous arbitrations, trials, and appeals in state, federal courts and before the NLRB.

In his labor law representation of employers, Mr. Andrews successfully guides employers through union organizing attempts via on-site coaching and training of supervisors and management in addition to representation before the NLRB.

A frequent speaker for the Illinois State, DuPage and Kane County Bar Associations, Mr. Andrews has for the past fifteen years also taught human resources as an instructor for Aurora University and Northern Illinois University’s SHRM Certification Test Preparation Course.

Significant Decisions

  • Schroeder v. Nagpal-Arora Assoc., S.C. 1-10-0297 (First Dist., 2010)(Cert. Denied Nov. 24, 2010). Upholding dismissal of claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress as pre-empted by the Illinois Human Rights Act and dismissal of IHRA case as untimely filed.
  • Ravenscraft v. BNP Media, Inc. 2010 US Dist LEXIS 37919 (April 15 2010). Summary Judgment granted in favor of employer where plaintiff filed her complaint outside the contractually shortened statute of limitations.
  • Matrex v. Scotti et al. (DuPage County Cir Ct. Sept. 9, 2009). Granting TRO in favor of employer for enforcement of post-employment activity restraints in employment agreements.
  • JPMC v. DeGroot et al. (Cook County Cir. Ct., May 28, 2008 and FINRA June, 2008) Granting Employer's motion for TRO and subsequent motion for preliminary injunction by FINRA enforcing employer's non-solicitation and non-disclosure clauses in employment agreements.
  • Turi v. Belmont Machinery 2-07-0531 (Second Dist. May 19, 2008). Upholding dismissal of plaintiff's claim for commissions under Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act and procuring cause rule as sanction for plaintiff's repeated refusal to follow discovery orders.
  • Witt v. Christie Clinic, (February 2006), successful appeal in Fourth District of Illinois following successful summary judgment on federal claims in Central District.
  • Agency v. Grove and Accurate, AJM, Inc., 362 Ill. App. 3d 206; 839 N.E.2d 606; 2005 Ill. App. LEXIS 1163; 298 Ill. Dec. 283 (2nd Dist. 2005).
  • Loughman v. Malnati Org., 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4769 N.D. Ill., overturned by 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 884, 85 Empl. Prac. Dec. (CCH) P41840, 95 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 92 (7th Cir. Ill. 2005).
  • DeGroat v. Exel Logistics, (December 2003), successful summary judgment for employer in ADA case upheld on appeal to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Braxton v. Power Logistics, (June 2003), successful jury trial in Harrisburg, PA.
  • Blalock v. Bethesda Lutheran Homes, No. 01 C 9188, 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24155; 13 Am. Disabilities Cas. (BNA) 1589 (December 12, 2002)
  • Harris v. Bethesda Lutheran Homes, (2002), successful summary judgment for the employer in Western Division of N.D.Ill.
  • Irick v. Ill. Human Rights Comm’n and Christie Clinic, 311 Ill. App 3d 929, 726 N.E.2d 167, 2000 Ill. App. LEXIS 125, 244 Ill. Dec. 571 (Ill. App. Ct. 4th Dist. 2000)
  • Employer’s Consortium v. Aaron, 298 Ill. App.3d 187, 698 N.E.2d 189, 1998 Ill. App. LEXIS 495, 232 Ill. Dec. 351 (Ill. App. Ct. 2d Dist. 1998)

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Congregation Council of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Board Member
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Serving DeKalb, Kane and Kendall, Board Member and 5k Race Committee Member
  • Wild Rose Woods Homeowners Association, Past President

Published Works

  • “Your Space or Myspace?” Human Resource Executive (January 2010)
  • “The Seventh Circuit Clarifies Employer’s Duties Under the ADA,” Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 89:313-315 (June 2001)

See AllGregory H. Andrews in the News

June 8, 2017
Cook County Record

Gregory Andrews Comments on Stricter Computer Policies to Prevent Disclosure of Trade Secrets

June 8, 2017

Gregory Andrews comments on litigation between Molon Motor and Coil Corporation and Nidec Motor Corporation highlights the need for company policies to restrict the use of USB and other portable devices on computers with sensitive information in "Trade secrets lawsuit highlights need for company computer policies, expert... Read More

See AllBlog Posts by Gregory H. Andrews

State and Federal Trade Secrets Claims Upheld By Northern District of Illinois
May 24, 2017

A May 11, 2017 decision by Judge Chang, in the Northern District of Illinois, found misappropriation alleged under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) and the Illinois Trade Secrets Act (ITSA), in a case where the employee downloaded files while still employed. Read More

NLRB Denies Petitions to Revoke Subpoenas Based on Mere Allegation of Joint Employer Status
March 27, 2017

The National Labor Relations Board has denied petitions to revoke subpoenas that were issued by an NLRB Regional Director to two companies seeking information about a possible joint employer relationship between the two employers. Read More

Illinois Appellate Court Finds Non-Compete Restrictions Over-Reaching and Affirms Court Decision Not to Blue Pencil
November 13, 2015

A recent decision from an Illinois Appellate Court suggests that employers with non-compete agreements “built to scare” may end up with an unenforceable contact and even the loss of confidential information under Illinois law. AssuredPartners, Inc. v. Read More