Jody Wilner Moran is a Principal in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents employers in trial, appellate, and administrative proceedings throughout the Midwest involving a broad range of substantive employment law issues.
Ms. Moran has successfully assisted countless clients in handling their employment issues in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa and Michigan, including litigating wrongful discharge cases; managing discrimination cases; counseling employers on challenging employment issues; mediating cases to settlement; conducting investigations; representing employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other federal and state agencies; advising management on employment relations and wage-hour issues; drafting and revising employee handbooks; and negotiating severance agreements.
Ms. Moran is extremely knowledgeable in the area of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act, and brings sophisticated, yet easy to understand advice on handling and defending against sexual harassment claims. From helping clients analyze options and making recommendations on how to handle employee relations issues, to representing clients in complex discrimination cases, Ms. Moran always provides creative solutions and passionate advocacy for her clients.
In addition to her counseling and litigation duties, Ms. Moran frequently provides on-site training seminars for employers on how to formulate and enforce effective personnel policies to avoid and minimize employee lawsuits. She has presented seminars involving employment law at a host of local, state, and national conferences where she receives kudos for her engaging and entertaining presentations.
Before joining Jackson Lewis in 2004, Ms. Moran was a founding partner of the Chicago boutique labor and employment law firm Connelly Sheehan Moran. Ms. Moran has been a lecturer at Chicago-Kent School of Law, has written articles for legal publications, and has given seminars on employment law matters.
Honors and Recognitions
•Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (2011)
• Beyond Greenholtz: Federal Courts Expand Due Process, Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal 14.4 (1983) [Author]
• Employment-At-Will Doctrine in Illinois: The Effect of Employee Handbooks, Illinois Bar Journal 76 (1988) [Co-Author]
February 5, 2014
New Chicago Ordinance Bans Smoking of E-Cigarettes Indoors
February 5, 2014
Effective April 29, 2014, a new Chicago ordinance will prohibit smoking of electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) in enclosed public places and enclosed places of employment in the city. Chicago joins New York City and a handful of other jurisdictions (including the states of Arkansas, North Dakota, and Utah) to have included e-...
November 1, 2013
Medical Marijuana Legalized in Illinois
November 1, 2013
On January 1, 2014, Illinois will become the 20th state in the nation to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. Illinois' governor signed the legislation, the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act (“Cannabis Act”), to create the four-year pilot program. The program allows patients diagnosed with...
Chicago Labor & Employment Law Symposium
When October 26, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location 76 East Monroe Street - Chicago, IL
Credits: CLE - Pending, HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending