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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

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • DRI
  • Illinois State Bar Association

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September 25, 2018
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Collin O’Connor Udell and Nadine C. Abrahams Discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's Upcoming 2018-2019 Term

September 25, 2018

Collin O’Connor Udell and Nadine Abrahams discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming 2018-2019 term and employment-related cases on the fall docket in "Retirement rule to the White House," published by Politico. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

May 30, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Recommended in The Legal 500 2018

May 30, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 30, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and its attorneys have been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2018 in the following practice areas falling under the Labor and Employment designation: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation... Read More

May 7, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Continues to Expand San Francisco Roster with Shannon Bettis Nakabayashi and Yana S. Johnson

May 7, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 7, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Principals Shannon Bettis Nakabayashi and Yana S. Johnson have joined the firm’s San Francisco office. "Shannon and Yana are exceptional attorneys who are well-known in the Bay Area for their extensive... Read More

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September 24, 2018

Supreme Court Preview: 2018-2019 Term

September 24, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court will begin its 2018-2019 Term with a docket full of cases significant to employers and businesses. Cases to watch involve questions on employment discrimination and class arbitration, among other things. Age Discrimination in Employment Act On the first day of the term, October 1, 2018, the Court will hear... Read More

July 9, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh Nominated to U.S. Supreme Court

July 9, 2018

In the wake of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, President Donald Trump was presented with the rare opportunity to make his second U.S. Supreme Court nomination in as many years, nominating the Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Kennedy. If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Kavanaugh would bring more than a dozen years of... Read More

September 15, 2017

Employers Increasingly Targets of Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act Lawsuits

September 15, 2017

Although the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act has been the law in Illinois since 2008, in the past year, there have been at least 12 class actions filed against employers in Illinois state and federal courts seeking to redress alleged violations of the Act. With recent advances in technology, the use of biometric data has... Read More