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Nadine C. Abrahams

Principal
Chicago

P 312-803-2512
F 312-787-4995
Nadine.Abrahams@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Nadine Abrahams is a Principal in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents management in employment cases in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies, and she is Co-Leader of the firm's General Employment Litigation practice group.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Abrahams was a partner with another prominent national labor and employment firm. She previously was Senior Counsel for the Employment Litigation Division of the City of Chicago Law Department. She has been based in Chicago her entire career and has extensive experience litigating all forms of labor and employment matters throughout the Midwest, in federal courts, state courts, and before administrative agencies.

Ms. Abrahams practices the spectrum of employment matters, including claims such as race, age, religion, national origin, disability and sex discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, and wage and hour issues. Her class action, collective action, and multi-plaintiff experience includes suits by both private parties and by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Ms. Abrahams also routinely counsels clients on a variety of employment practices, including employment contracts and employee handbooks. She conducts employee training seminars, harassment investigations, and frequently speaks on employment-related topics.

Honors and Recognitions

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms
Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • DRI
  • Illinois State Bar Association

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Jackson Lewis Lasers in on Upskilling; Firm Hosts Inaugural Advanced Trial Techniques Academy

July 2, 2019

NEW YORK, NY (July 2, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, recently held the firm’s inaugural Advanced Trial Techniques Academy, a two-day interactive workshop offered to the JL Trial Team, Jackson Lewis’ most experienced trial attorneys, to help them further enhance and refine their... Read More

June 18, 2019
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Jackson Lewis Bolsters Litigation Capabilities with Addition of Greg Coulter in Phoenix

June 18, 2019

PHOENIX, AZ (June 18, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Greg Coulter has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as a Principal. Mr. Coulter joins the firm from Littler, where he spent the last 15 years representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment litigation... Read More

June 14, 2019
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Kelly R. Kichline Rejoins Jackson Lewis in Las Vegas

June 14, 2019

LAS VEGAS, NV (June 14, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Kelly R. Kichline has rejoined the firm’s Las Vegas office as a Principal. Ms. Kichline rejoined the firm from Caesars Entertainment Corporation, where she was Vice President and Chief Counsel, Employment Law... Read More

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U.S. Supreme Court Roundup – 2018-2019

July 9, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court term that ended in June 2019 included decisions on many topics important to workplace law, including class actions, arbitration, and administrative exhaustion and Title VII claims. Class Actions, Arbitration The Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that class action arbitration is such a departure from ordinary,... Read More

June 3, 2019

Snooze and Lose: Defendants Need to Raise Plaintiffs’ Failure to File Charge Early in Litigation

June 3, 2019

The requirement under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act that a complainant file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) prior to filing suit in federal court is a prudential, claim-processing rule that does not determine whether a court has subject-matter jurisdiction over the dispute, the U.S.... 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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Snooze and Lose: Defendants Need to Raise Plaintiffs’ Failure to File Charge Early in Litigation
June 4, 2019

The requirement under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act that a complainant file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) prior to filing suit in federal court is a prudential, claim-processing rule that does not determine whether a court has subject-matter jurisdiction over the dispute, the U.S. Read More

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