Jeff Nowak provides private and public sector employers with advice and counsel on how to minimize legal risk so they can run the most profitable business and efficient operations without being sidetracked by discrimination claims, strikes, or other workplace issues. From sensitive employee termination issues to high-level harassment investigations to protection of their trade secrets, Jeff partners with clients to help them meet their business objectives. If litigation is unavoidable, Jeff is a zealous advocate, having built a successful track record in dismissing employment claims against employers at the earliest stage possible and at the lowest cost.

Jeff is nationally recognized for his knowledge of FMLA and ADA matters, regularly counseling clients on compliance with FMLA and ADA regulations, conducting FMLA/ADA audits and training, and successfully litigating FMLA and ADA lawsuits. Jeff is a highly-sought after speaker on FMLA/ADA issues, most notably serving on the faculty of the National Employment Law Institute (NELI). Jeff is regularly quoted by business and legal publications on employment-related issues.

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  • J.D., Indiana University School of Law, 1999cum laude
  • B.A., Indiana University, 1995

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  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana