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Jody Wilner Moran


P 312-803-2522
F 312-787-4995


Jody Wilner Moran is a Principal in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents employers in trial, appellate, and administrative proceedings throughout the Midwest involving a broad range of substantive employment law issues.

Ms. Moran has successfully assisted countless clients in handling their employment issues in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa and Michigan, including litigating wrongful discharge cases; managing discrimination cases; counseling employers on challenging employment issues; mediating cases to settlement; conducting investigations; representing employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other federal and state agencies; advising management on employment relations and wage-hour issues; drafting and revising employee handbooks; and negotiating severance agreements.

Ms. Moran is extremely knowledgeable in the area of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act, and brings sophisticated, yet easy to understand advice on handling and defending against sexual harassment claims. From helping clients analyze options and making recommendations on how to handle employee relations issues, to representing clients in complex discrimination cases, Ms. Moran always provides creative solutions and passionate advocacy for her clients.

In addition to her counseling and litigation duties, Ms. Moran frequently provides on-site training seminars for employers on how to formulate and enforce effective personnel policies to avoid and minimize employee lawsuits. She has presented seminars involving employment law at a host of local, state, and national conferences where she receives kudos for her engaging and entertaining presentations.

Before joining Jackson Lewis in 2004, Ms. Moran was a founding partner of the Chicago boutique labor and employment law firm Connelly Sheehan Moran. Ms. Moran has been a lecturer at Chicago-Kent School of Law, has written articles for legal publications, and has given seminars on employment law matters.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Volunteer Award, Susan G. Komen Chicago (2017)

  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (2011)
Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Illinois State Bar Association

Published Works

  • "Beyond Greenholtz: Federal Courts Expand Due Process," Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal 14.4 (1983) [Author]
  • "Employment-At-Will Doctrine in Illinois: The Effect of Employee Handbooks," Illinois Bar Journal 76 (1988) [Co-Author]

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August 15, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

August 15, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal... Read More

November 1, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Jody Wilner Moran is Spotlighted with the Volunteer Award from Susan G. Komen Chicago

November 1, 2017

Jody Wilner Moran was presented with the Volunteer Award from Susan G. Komen Chicago, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in "Komen Chicago gala ignites the fight against breast cancer," published by the Chicago Tribune. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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June 11, 2019

Illinois Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

June 11, 2019

The Illinois General Assembly passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“the Act”) (HB 1438) on May 31, 2019. Governor J.B. Pritzker has stated he will sign the bill.  The Act legalizes marijuana for recreational purposes. The Act, which takes effect on January 1, 2020, will allow anyone over the age of 21 to possess, use, or buy... Read More

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Illinois Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, Posing Challenges For Employers
June 12, 2019

The Illinois General Assembly passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“the Act”) (HB 1438) on May 31, 2019, legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes. Governor J.B. Read More