Jody Wilner Moran: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Jody Wilner Moran

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Disability
  • Workplace Training
  • Leave and Health Management
University State University of New York at Albany, B.A., summa cum laude, 1978 Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolLoyola University of Chicago, J.D., 1983 Member, Law Journal
Admitted1983, Illinois; 1984, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois and U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 1987, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Indiana; 1990, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin; 1991, U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin; 1994, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana; 1998, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois; 2007, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois

Professional Associations and Activities

•Illinois State Bar Association


Jody Wilner Moran is a Shareholder 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)

Published Works

• 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]


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November 1, 2013

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November 1, 2013

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Proof Decision Maker Knew of Workers' Compensation Injury Required for Retaliatory Discharge Claim

September 11, 2012

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Jody Wilner Moran

150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2500
ChicagoIL 60601


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