Diversity of background and experience, personally and professionally, provides the foundation for innovative legal strategy. That foundation ensures positive results for my clients.
Jennifer Huelskamp is an Associate in the Employment and Litigation Practice Groups with a practice focused on employment litigation and counseling. She has significant experience representing clients in state and federal courts and in proceedings before government agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Labor, and the Illinois Department of Human Rights.
Jennifer represents employers in several areas of employment law, including defending claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and related laws. Jennifer also has significant experience in the areas of non-competition, non-solicitation, non-disclosure, trade secret, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty disputes. Jennifer's trial experience includes preparing witnesses for questioning, performing examinations at trial, preparing witness outlines, drafting trial briefs, motions in limine, jury instructions and verdict forms.
Jennifer also regularly counsels employers on a broad range of labor and employment issues, including emerging issues related to cannabis laws across multiple states, wage and hour compliance, restrictive covenant enforcement, reductions in force, leaves of absence, policy compliance and terminations. Jennifer drafts and negotiates employment agreements and provides advice and counsel on labor and employment issues arising in corporate transactions. Jennifer routinely drafts employee handbooks and policies, including, but not limited to, policies related to newly-evolving cannabis laws and the implementation of sexual harassment and discrimination laws. Finally, Jennifer has extensive experience in negotiation and settlement, including employment separations and workplace issues, assisting clients on both the employee and employer side.
Jennifer's experience spans all stages of litigation, including and leading up to trial.
During law school, Jennifer worked as a Judicial Extern to the Hon. Charles P. Kocoras and the Hon. Morton Denlow, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois and as a Law Clerk in the Juvenile Division of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Prior to law school, Jennifer worked as a litigation consultant at FTI Consulting where she assisted with various financial restatements and investigations for large national and international companies and assisted in drafting numerous expert opinions.
- Member, Northwestern University School of Law, Center on Wrongful Convictions Justice Council
- American Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association