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J. Casey Leech

Associate
Chicago

P 312-803-2521 F 312-787-4995
Casey.Leech@jacksonlewis.com

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J. Casey Leech

Biography

J. Casey Leech is an Associate in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.

Mr. Leech regularly represents clients in single-plaintiff and class and collective action wage-and-hour litigation arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state law, including lawsuits alleging overtime violations, “off-the-clock” work, and misclassification of workers.

In addition to wage-and-hour lawsuits, Mr. Leech frequently handles cases arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, among others. Mr. Leech also has experience obtaining workplace protection restraining orders and appears in matters before the Illinois Department of Labor, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

While attending law and business school, Mr. Leech was a two time recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards and worked as a research assistant in the field of labor and employment law.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Chicago Bar Association

Speeches

  • “Legislative Update 2020,” Central Illinois HR Group (Champaign, IL, November 2019) (Presenter)
  • “Not Your Father’s Marijuana: Recreational Cannabis and Changes to the Law on Medicinal Marijuana,” Jackson Lewis’ Chicago Labor & Employment Law Symposium (Chicago, IL, October 2019) (Presenter)
  • “Medical Marijuana in the Workplace,” Illinois Valley SHRM (Oglesby, IL, May 2019) (Presenter)
  • “Human Resources and Employment Matters,” Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Legal Clinic (Chicago, Illinois, June 2019; October 2019; March 2020) (Presenter)