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Jeffrey L. Rudd


P 312-803-2547
F 312-787-4995


Jeffrey L. Rudd is a Principal in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on employment litigation.

Mr. Rudd has experience in cases involving claims brought under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), and various state statutes and common law doctrines relating to employment, including whistleblower claims. In addition to representing clients in federal and state court litigation, Mr. Rudd also is experienced in representing clients before federal, state, and local administrative agencies. Mr. Rudd regularly counsels employers regarding various labor and employment law issues, and works extensively with employers in negotiating and preparing employment agreements, managing reductions-in-force, drafting personnel policies, and conducting internal audits and investigations.

Mr. Rudd has experience representing clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturers, consumer lenders, national exchanges, private equity funds, hedge funds, and proprietary trading firms. He also has substantial experience in defending and prosecuting emergency litigation, particularly with respect to claims involving breaches of non-competition agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breaches of fiduciary duty. He has presented at numerous continuing legal education and industry seminars.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Chicago Bar Association

Published Works

  • "Conducting the Employment Practices Audit, Employee Handbooks," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2004 and 2010) [Co-Author]

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April 28, 2017
Law 360

Jackson Lewis' Recently Elevated Attorneys Spotlighted

April 28, 2017

Jackson Lewis' recently elevated attorneys spotlighted in "Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q1," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

January 5, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Congratulates 21 Newly Elevated Principals

January 5, 2017

January 5, 2017 (White Plains, NY) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to congratulate the firm’s 21 newly elevated Principals. “Our new Principals embody many of the important traits that help make an attorney successful at Jackson Lewis,” said Vincent A. Cino, Firm Chairman. “... Read More

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February 21, 2019

Beyond the Headlines: Illinois Amends State Minimum Wage Law

February 21, 2019

The Lifting Up Illinois Working Families Act amends the Illinois Minimum Wage Law (IMWL) to raise the state minimum wage in stages until it reaches $15.00 per hour. While the amendments’ increases to the minimum wage have received significant coverage, some of the most important changes to the IMWL should not be overlooked by employers.... Read More

January 25, 2019

Actual Harm Not Required to Sue Under Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Law

January 25, 2019

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that individuals need not allege actual injury or adverse effect, beyond a violation of his or her rights under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), in order to qualify as an “aggrieved” person and be entitled to seek liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees and costs, and injunctive... Read More

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Ninth Circuit Re-affirms Fair Credit Reporting Act’s Strict Disclosure Standards
February 15, 2019

A disclosure form that included other, state-mandated disclosure information violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s (FCRA) standalone document requirement, the Ninth Circuit held. Gilberg v. Cal. Check Cashing Stores, LLC, No. 17-16263 (9th Cir. Jan. 29, 2019). In doing so, the Ninth Circuit relied on Syed v. Read More

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Lamps Plus Case
November 6, 2018

On October 29, 2018, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Read More

Illinois Next to Prohibit Salary History Inquiries?
August 21, 2017

The Illinois state legislature passed House Bill (HB) 2462 which would prevent employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s salary history and lower the burden on employees claiming equal pay violations. The Bill now awaits Governor Bruce Rauner’s signature. Read More

By K. Joy Chin, Stephania C. Sanon and Jeffrey L. Rudd