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Jackson Lewis P.C.
150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2500
Chicago IL 60601
United States

Position

Office Managing Principal

Career

Nadine Abrahams is office managing principal of the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents management in employment cases in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Nadine 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.

Nadine 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.

Nadine 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.

Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • DRI
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Boutique law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is noted for defending clients before trial and appellate courts as well as arbitration proceedings involving wage and hour claims, discrimination and harassment allegations as well as trade secret and antitrust cases. Skilled in class, collective and single-plaintiff cases, the team benefits from the ability to leverage the firm’s e-discovery capabilities when handling complex litigation. It is managed by Orange County-based Samantha Hoffman and chaired by Kevin Lauri in New York. The class action and complex litigation practice group is jointly led by wage and hour experts Mia Farber in Los Angeles, David Golder in Hartford and Eric Magnus in Atlanta. Nadine Abrahams in Chicago directs the general employment litigation practice group alongside Orlando-based litigator Stephanie Adler-Paindiris. Other key names include Stephen Silvestri in Baltimore, Debra Weiss Ford in Portsmouth and Katherine Van Dyke in Detroit. Reynaldo Velazquez, formerly at Ford & Harrison LLP,  joined the Miami office in November 2021 and Garen Dodge, formerly at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., joined the Washington DC office in July 2021. Las Vegas-based Lisa McClane left the firm in June 2021 for Fisher & Phillips.