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Nadine C. Abrahams


P 312-803-2512
F 312-787-4995


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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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

March 14, 2018
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Nadine Abrahams is Spotlighted as a Member of Law360's 2018 Employment Editorial Advisory Board

March 14, 2018

Nadine Abrahams is spotlighted as an expert in how to best shape future coverage of employment law in "Law360's 2018 Employment Editorial Advisory Board," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

February 8, 2018

Nadine Abrahams Discusses How Employers Can Establish a Culture Devoid of Harassment

February 8, 2018

 Nadine Abrahams discusses how employers can promptly establish a culture devoid of harassment starting with high-level managers — even before a possible situation arises in "4 Ways Companies Should React When GCs Behave Badly," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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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