Gerard A. McInnis: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Gerard A. McInnis

Of Counsel
Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone312-803-2503

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • Workplace Training
 
University Southern Illinois University, B.A., with High Honors, 1987
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, J.D., magna cum laude, 1990
 
Admitted1990, Illinois; 1991, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois; 1992, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois and U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 1995, U.S. Supreme Court; 1996, Missouri and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois; 2006, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; 2009, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin; 2011, Arizona
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations and Activities

•American Bar Association
•Illinois State Bar Association

 
Born1964
 
Biography

Gerard A. McInnis is Of Counsel in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has a broad range of experience in traditional labor law.

Mr. McInnis regularly counsels employers on all aspects of labor law and has represented employers in representation and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements, contract negotiations, and numerous other administrative proceedings. He regularly advises clients regarding union organizing campaigns and elections and has significant experience in training company managers and supervisory personnel in the area of union avoidance. He also has litigated numerous cases in state court to obtain restraining orders and injunctions to prevent unlawful union picketing and violence during labor disputes.

Mr. McInnis also practices extensively in the employment law area and regularly litigates employment discrimination cases at the agency, pretrial, and trial levels. His practice covers the spectrum of state and federal employment litigation, including claims of race, age, disability and sex discrimination, as well as sexual harassment, and retaliatory discharge. He has broad experience dealing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as state and local employment agencies throughout the United States.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. McInnis was a partner in a major Chicago firm where he practiced labor and employment law. He also previously served as senior counsel for a national telecommunications company where he was responsible for labor and employment matters in five Midwestern states.

Labor Law Experience

Mr. McInnis has a broad range of experience in traditional labor law. He regularly counsels employers on all aspects of labor law and has represented employers in representation and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements, contract negotiations, and numerous other administrative proceedings. He regularly advises clients regarding union organizing campaigns and elections and has significant experience in training company managers and supervisory personnel in the area of union avoidance. He also has litigated numerous cases in state court to obtain restraining orders and injunctions to prevent unlawful union picketing and violence during labor disputes.

Employment Litigation Experience

Mr. McInnis also practices extensively in the employment law area and regularly litigates employment discrimination cases at the agency, pretrial, and trial levels. His practice covers the spectrum of state and federal employment litigation, including claims of race, age, disability and sex discrimination, as well as sexual harassment, and retaliatory discharge. He has broad experience dealing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as state and local employment agencies throughout the United States.

Honors and Recognitions

•Labor Relations Institute, Inc. Top One Hundred Labor Attorneys in America

Published Works

• The FMLA - Employee Rights - Employer Responsibilities, Illinois Bar Journal (July 1995) [Co-Author]
• Documenting Employee Performance & Disciplining Problems, Missouri Dental Journal (July 1995) [Author]
• The ADA and the Injured Employee, Disability Law Reporter (August 1993) [Author]

Publications

October 14, 2013

Illinois Firearms Concealed Carry Act Update

October 14, 2013

Property owners wishing to prohibit concealed firearms from being carried on their property must post officially approved signage conspicuously at the entrance of their building, premises or real property, according to a regulation published by the Illinois State Police. Owners of parcels where concealed carry is prohibited by the...

July 12, 2013

Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act: What Employers Need to Know

July 12, 2013

Illinois has become the final state to authorize the carrying of concealed firearms by properly licensed private persons. The Illinois Legislature overrode Governor Pat Quinn's amendatory veto of the state Firearm Concealed Carry Act on July 9, 2013. Although the Act became effective immediately, the Illinois State Police have been...

Blog Posts

Labor & Collective Bargaining
NLRB Expands Remedies for Employer's Violation of Employee's Weingarten Rights
June 5, 2015

The NLRB has issued a decision allowing new remedies - reinstatement and back pay (“make-whole relief”) - for certain violations of an employee's “Weingarten” rights. E.I. Dupont de Nemours & United Steel Workers Local 6992, 362 NLRB No. 98 (May 29, 2015). In NLRB v. J. Weingarten, Inc., 420 U.S. 251 (1975), the U.S.

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Gerard A. McInnis

150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2500
ChicagoIL 60601




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