Gregory H. Andrews

Gregory H. Andrews: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.
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Gregory H. Andrews is a Principal in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His 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.

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.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Congregation Council of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Board Member
•National Alliance on Mental Illness Serving DeKalb, Kane and Kendall, Board Member and 5k Race Committee Member
•Wild Rose Woods Homeowners Association, Past President

Published Works

•“Your Space or Myspace?” Human Resource Executive (January 2010)
•“The Seventh Circuit Clarifies Employer’s Duties Under the ADA,” Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 89:313-315 (June 2001)

Blog Posts

Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report
State and Federal Trade Secrets Claims Upheld By Northern District of Illinois
May 24, 2017

A May 11, 2017 decision by Judge Chang, in the Northern District of Illinois, found misappropriation alleged under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) and the Illinois Trade Secrets Act (ITSA), in a case where the employee downloaded files while still employed.

By Gregory H. Andrews

Labor & Collective Bargaining
NLRB Denies Petitions to Revoke Subpoenas Based on Mere Allegation of Joint Employer Status
March 27, 2017

The National Labor Relations Board has denied petitions to revoke subpoenas that were issued by an NLRB Regional Director to two companies seeking information about a possible joint employer relationship between the two employers.

By Gregory H. Andrews

Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report
Illinois Appellate Court Finds Non-Compete Restrictions Over-Reaching and Affirms Court Decision Not to Blue Pencil
November 13, 2015

A recent decision from an Illinois Appellate Court suggests that employers with non-compete agreements “built to scare” may end up with an unenforceable contact and even the loss of confidential information under Illinois law. AssuredPartners, Inc. v.

By Gregory H. Andrews


March 12, 2015

Unions Sue to Stop Wisconsin's New Right-to-Work Law

The day after Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) signed the state’s new right-to-work act, unions struck back with a complaint and a motion for a restraining order and temporary injunction. Three unions in Wisconsin, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (“IAM”) District 10 and Local 1061,...

March 10, 2015

Wisconsin Becomes 25th Right-to-Work State

The Wisconsin State Assembly has voted to make Wisconsin the 25th right-to-work state in the country. The legislation, passed on March 6, 2015, and signed into law by Governor Scott Walker (R) on March 9, makes it illegal for a Wisconsin private-sector employer to enter into a collective bargaining agreement with a union under...

February 5, 2015

Labor Board's Quickie Election Rule Raises the Question: Who's In Charge Here?

Are a company’s lead persons actually the company’s legal agents under the National Labor Relations Act?An individual meeting the definition of “supervisor” under the Act is not eligible to vote in a union election and, as an agent of the employer, the supervisor’s wrongful statements and actions may be...

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June 8, 2017

Cook County Record

Gregory Andrews Comments on Stricter Computer Policies to Prevent Disclosure of Trade Secrets

Gregory Andrews comments on litigation between Molon Motor and Coil Corporation and Nidec Motor Corporation highlights the need for company policies to restrict the use of USB and other portable devices on computers with sensitive information in Trade secrets lawsuit highlights need for company computer policies, expert...



Best Practices for Protecting Trade Secrets When Employees Exit

When September 15, 2015 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Credits:Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • General Employment Litigation
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Pharmaceuticals

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(312) 787-4949  Phone
(312) 787-4995  Fax
University Attended:
Luther College, B.A.; University of Illinois, M.S.
Law School Attended:
Kent School of Law, J.D., Dean's List and President of the Moot Court, 1992
Year of First admission:
1992, Illinois - N.D. Ill.; 1992, Illinois; 2012, Wisconsin - E.D. Wis.; 2003, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals; 2004, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1997, Illinois - C.D. Ill.

Professional Associations and Activities

•American Bar Association
•DuPage County Bar Association
•Illinois State Bar Association
•Kane County Bar Association
•Society for Human Resource Management

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Reported Cases:
Significant Decisions: 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); Pro Bono and Community Involvement; Congregation Council of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Board Member; National Alliance on Mental Illness Serving DeKalb, Kane and Kendall, Board Member and 5k Race Committee Member; Wild Rose Woods Homeowners Association, Past President
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