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Monica H. Khetarpal

Principal
Chicago

P 312-803-2529
F 312-787-4995
Monica.Khetarpal@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Monica H. Khetarpal is a Principal in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her litigation experience includes cases involving claims for discrimination, harassment, wage and hour violations, FMLA violations, disability discrimination and requests for accommodation in both single plaintiff and class action matters. She regularly handles matters at all levels, from administrative agencies to appeals in both state and federal courts.

Ms. Khetarpal focuses a significant portion of her practice on representing higher education clients and serves as co-lead of Jackson Lewis' Higher Education Industry Group. She has experience defending denial of tenure cases, providing advice and counsel regarding high profile faculty and student matters, revising strategic policies and procedures, and conducting internal investigations. She has expertise in managing the student, faculty and media issues unique to the higher education setting.

Ms. Khetarpal is the Co-Leader of the firm's Higher Education Industry Group. The group focuses on solving workplace law and other civil rights challenges facing higher education institutions. It represents both public and private universities in a range of matters including tenure cases, Title IX claims, strategic investigations, student claims, constitutional and state statutory issues and traditional labor matters.       

Ms. Khetarpal also serves as the Chicago office’s e-discovery liaison. She has specific training and experience regarding the preservation, collection, review and production of electronically stored information. She counsels the firm’s attorneys in navigating the constantly-evolving standards imposed by courts regarding a wide variety of e-discovery related issues.

Ms. Khetarpal also devotes a significant amount of time to encouraging diversity within the legal profession. She is a Co-Chair of Jackson Lewis’ Asian American Resource Group. She has also served on the Board of the South Asian Bar Association of Chicago and the Diversity Scholarship Foundation’s Unity Dinner planning committee in 2014 and 2015. Ms. Khetarpal also frequently speaks on topics related to women in the law and successful work-life balance.

Ms. Khetarpal has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2010.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Chicago Lawyer and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, “40 Under Forty” (2019)
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Published Works

  • “Survey of Illinois Law: Employment Law,” Southern Illinois University Law Journal (Summer 2006) [Co-Author]
  • “Jurors’ Perceptions of Gender-Based Linguistic Differences,” William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law (Fall 2003) [Author]

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October 3, 2019
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Monica Khetarpal is Spotlighted on “40 Under Forty” List

October 3, 2019

Monica Khetarpal is spotlighted for making her mark on Chicago's legal profession and her dedication to her clients on the 2019 list “40 Under Forty,” published by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

October 3, 2019
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Monica H. Khetarpal Honored on the 2019 "40 Under Forty" List by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer

October 3, 2019

CHICAGO, IL (October 3, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Principal Monica H. Khetarpal has been recognized on the 2019 “40 Under Forty” list presented by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer. The list recognizes up-and-coming attorneys across Chicago and... Read More

April 2, 2019
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Jackson Lewis Announces D&I Advancements

April 2, 2019

NEW YORK, NY (April 2, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, continues to make significant strides towards advancing the firm’s commitment to inclusivity, including appointing the firm’s first-ever Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Jana Simon, renaming the firm’s law school scholarship... Read More

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September 20, 2019

NLRB Proposes Rule to Exclude Student Workers at Private Colleges, Universities from NLRA Coverage

September 20, 2019

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to establish that “students who perform any services for compensation, including, but not limited to, teaching or research, at a private college or university in connection with their studies are not ‘employees’ within the meaning of Section 2(3) of the... Read More

February 21, 2019

Illinois Bill Introduced to Require Sexual Harassment Training for All Restaurant Employees

February 21, 2019

Illinois has joined the growing number of states proposing mandatory sexual harassment training with a bill that requires training for restaurant employees. If the Restaurant Anti-Harassment Act is enacted, restaurants must provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees in Illinois. In the wake of the #MeToo movement... Read More

February 4, 2019

State Legislators React to Proposed Federal Title IX Regulations with State Law Proposals

February 4, 2019

While college, universities and educational professionals await the Department of Education’s (DOE) proposed new Title IX regulations, which will dictate a revised process by which allegations of sexual misconduct must be handled, the state legislatures in Missouri and Arizona are currently considering legislation that would adopt many... Read More

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Illinois House Set to Pass Tough Pay History Ban, Equal Pay Amendments
March 8, 2019

Once again, the Illinois Legislature is working to pass more aggressive equal pay laws. HB 834 includes not only a pay history ban, but also additional amendments to strengthen pay equity protections and pay transparency provisions. Read More

By James D. Mackey and Monica H. Khetarpal

State Legislators React to Proposed Federal Title IX Regulations with State Law Proposals
February 5, 2019

While colleges, universities and educational professionals await the Department of Education’s (DOE) proposed new Title IX regulations, which will dictate a revised process by which allegations of sexual misconduct must be handled, the state legislatures in Missouri and Arizona are currently considering legislation that would adopt man Read More

Campus Sexual Assault Investigations Need Greater Fairness for All Parties, Trial Lawyers Group Says
April 24, 2017

The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) has released a White Paper on Campus Sexual Assault Investigations aimed at improving the process employed by universities to address campus sexual assaults. Concerns over sexual assaults on college campuses had prompted the U.S. Read More