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Katherine H. Oblak

Associate
Chicago

P 312-803-2545 F 312-787-4995
Katherine.Oblak@jacksonlewis.com

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Katherine H. Oblak

Biography

Katherine H. Oblak is an Associate in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Ms. Oblak’s practice covers a wide range of employment counseling and litigation. She defends employers in state and federal courts and before various administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

In her practice, Ms. Oblak routinely represents clients in various industries against retaliation, discrimination and harassment claims based on race, color, sex, age and disability. She also regularly represents clients in high-stakes class and collective action litigation. Ms. Oblak has experience with the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act compliance and related litigation.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Oblak represented large commercial enterprises, financial institutions, and entrepreneurs in complex commercial disputes, including but not limited to business divorces, shareholder derivative suits, as well as in actions in fraud and breaches of fiduciary duty. Ms. Oblak also worked for a national law firm headquartered in Chicago where she focused on consumer finance and class action litigation.

While attending law school, Ms. Oblak served as an Executive Editor of the Loyola Law Journal and a Legal Writing Tutor. She also received the CALI Award for Excellence in Legal Writing I and II. Ms. Oblak worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Samuel Der-Yeghiayan in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and for the Honorable James Epstein in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division. Ms. Oblak earned a National Institute of Trial Advocacy certification in 2018.

Prior to her legal career, Ms. Oblak worked as a journalist. Her published works appear in Condé Nast Traveler, Chicago magazine, Chicago HOME magazine and mylifetime.com.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • National Immigrant Justice Center