Gregory H. Andrews is a Shareholder in the Chicago, Illinois office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Andrews litigation experience is focused on representing employers of all sizes in a wide variety of industries in ADA, FMLA, Title VII and FLSA single plaintiff and class action cases. Much of Mr. Andrews work is focused on representing employers in unfair competition, trade secret and restrictive covenant cases in state and federal courts as well as at FINRA. He has successfully guided employers through numerous arbitrations, trials, and appeals in state, federal courts and before the NLRB.
In his labor law representation of employers, Mr. Andrews successfully guides employers through union organizing attempts via on-site coaching and training of supervisors and management in addition to representation before the NLRB.
Mr. Andrews was named a Super Lawyer in 2007 by Law & Politics and Chicago Magazine.
A frequent speaker for the Illinois State, DuPage and Kane County Bar Associations, Mr. Andrews has for the past fifteen years also taught human resources as an instructor for Aurora University and Northern Illinois University s SHRM Certification Test Preparation Course.
Mr. Andrews is a member of: the Kane County Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Society for Human Resources Management. Mr. Andrews also sits on several boards, including: the National Alliance on Mental Illness - DeKalb, Kane and Kendall (5k Race Committee), the Congregation Council of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. In addition, he served a two-year term as President of the Wild Rose Woods Homeowners Association.
Mr. Andrews is also published regularly, including “Your Space or Myspace?,” Human Resource Executive (January 2010) and “The Seventh Circuit Clarifies Employer s Duties Under the ADA,” Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 89:313-315 (June 2001).
Mr. Andrews received a B.A. from Luther College, an M.S. from University of Illinois and a J.D. from Kent School of Law in 1992 where he was on the Dean s List and was President of the Moot Court.
Mr. Andrews is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Northern Districts of Illinois, including the trial bar and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third and Seventh Circuits.
•Schroeder v. Nagpal-Arora Assoc., S.C. 1-10-0297 (First Dist., 2010)(Cert. Denied Nov. 24, 2010). Upholding dismissal of claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress as pre-empted by the Illinois Human Rights Act and dismissal of IHRA case as untimely filed.
•Ravenscraft v. BNP Media, Inc. 2010 US Dist LEXIS 37919 (April 15 2010). Summary Judgment granted in favor of employer where plaintiff filed her complaint outside the contractually shortened statute of limitations.
•Matrex v. Scotti et al.(DuPage County Cir Ct. Sept 9, 2009). Granting TRO in favor of employer for enforcement of post-employment activity restraints in employment agreements.
•JPMC v. DeGroot et al. (Cook County Cir. Ct., May 28, 2008 and FINRA June, 2008) Granting Employer's motion for TRO and subsequent motion for preliminary injunction by FINRA enforcing employer's non-solicitation and non-disclosure clauses in employment agreements.
•Turi v. Belmont Machinery. 2-07-0531 (Second Dist. May 19, 2008). Upholding dismissal of plaintiff's claim for commissions under Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act and procuring cause rule as sanction for plaintiff's repeated refusal to follow discovery orders.
•Witt v. Christie Clinic, (February 2006), successful appeal in Fourth District of Illinois following successful summary judgment on federal claims in Central District.
•Agency v. Grove and Accurate, AJM, Inc., 362 Ill. App. 3d 206; 839 N.E.2d 606; 2005 Ill. App. LEXIS 1163; 298 Ill. Dec. 283 (2nd Dist. 2005).
•Loughman v. Malnati Org., 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4769 N.D. Ill., overturned by 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 884, 85 Empl. Prac. Dec. (CCH) P41840, 95 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 92 (7th Cir. Ill. 2005).
•DeGroat v. Exel Logistics, (December 2003), successful summary judgment for employer in ADA case upheld on appeal to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
•Braxton v. Power Logistics, (June 2003), successful jury trial in Harrisburg, PA.
•Blalock v. Bethesda Lutheran Homes, No. 01 C 9188, 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24155; 13 Am. Disabilities Cas. (BNA) 1589 (December 12, 2002)
•Harris v. Bethesda Lutheran Homes, (2002), successful summary judgment for the employer in Western Division of N.D.Ill.
•Irick v. Ill. Human Rights Comm n and Christie Clinic, 311 Ill. App 3d 929, 726 N.E.2d 167, 2000 Ill. App. LEXIS 125, 244 Ill. Dec. 571 (Ill. App. Ct. 4th Dist. 2000)
•Employer s Consortium v. Aaron, 298 Ill. App.3d 187, 698 N.E.2d 189, 1998 Ill. App. LEXIS 495, 232 Ill. Dec. 351 (Ill. App. Ct. 2d Dist. 1998)