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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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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

How Does the Supreme Court’s Remand of the Transgender Discrimination Case Impact Wage-and-Hour Class Actions?
March 14, 2017

On March 6, 2017, the Supreme Court, in a one-sentence summary disposition, remanded the case of Gloucester County Sch. Bd. v. G.G. to the U.S. Read More