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Sue R. Loerts

Of Counsel

P 402-391-1991 F 402-391-7363


Sue R. Loerts


Sue Loerts is of counsel in the Omaha, Nebraska, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has 30 years of experience as a human resources and legal executive and in-house counsel in technology, healthcare and publishing organizations in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. She practices in all areas of employment law, proactively advising clients on preventative actions.

Sue represents employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and OSHA, handling claims and investigations. She regularly counsels clients regarding a variety of employment matters including strategic advice and counseling, policies and procedures, and agreements including various complex employment agreements and incentive compensation plans.

In addition to being an attorney, Sue served as the top HR executive and senior employment counsel in diverse organizations from software development, outsourced business processes, public accounting, higher education and healthcare. She applies her knowledge to consulting with clients on internal investigations, compliance, employee classification and independent contractor issues, performance counseling and termination decisions.

Sue is also an experienced trainer and public speaker who has led workshops, global executive leadership development programs and conferences for small to large audiences. Her practice includes legal training for management and in-house counsel. Sue provides a unique perspective and a practical approach to problem-solving for any organization.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Human Resources Association of the Midlands
  • Nebraska State Bar
  • Society for Human Resources Management

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Elkhorn Public School Foundation Former Board Member
  • Iowa Hospital Association AIDS Legislation Task Force Former Member
  • United Way Former Board Member
  • Wellness Council of the Midlands Former Board Member


  • “Inclusion Illusion – Legal Framework,” Human Resources Association of the Midlands Seminar (Omaha, NE, November 5, 2020) (presenter)
  • “The Workplace After Coronavirus,” NSBA Annual Conference Labor and Employment Law Section CLE Seminar (Omaha, NE, October 2020) (presenter)
  • “Employment Law Update” Nebraska Rural Electric Association Legal Summit (Omaha, NE, September 19, 2020) (presenter)
  • “Effective Workplace Investigations,” Human Resources Association of the Midlands Seminar (Omaha, NE, July 29, 2020) (presenter)
  • “Top 10 Employment Law Mistakes of Nonprofits,” Nebraska State Bar Association Non-profit Governance CLE Seminar (Omaha, NE, November 1, 2019) (presenter)
  • “Effective and Lawful Onboarding,” Association of Corporate Counsel Mid-America CLE (Omaha, NE, June 12, 2019) (presenter)