James A. McKenna is a Principal in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He specializes in the litigation of employment disputes, including class actions, wage and hour claims, Fair Credit Reporting Act claims, and non-competition counseling and litigation.
Mr. McKenna has over 30 years of experience in civil litigation, representing small and mid-sized businesses, as well as Fortune 500 companies, in a wide range of complex matters involving: commercial litigation, labor and employment, class action and derivative litigation, trade secrets and unfair competition, arbitration and mediation, bankruptcy and workout litigation, antitrust, and intellectual property.
Mr. McKenna has handled employment discrimination claims at the state and federal levels. Among other things, he was co-lead trial counsel and argued the appeal inKirkpatrick v. Pfizer, Inc., 2010 U.S. App. Lexis 16484 (10th Cir. 2010), was lead defense counsel during the trial in EEOC v. Chicago Miniature Lamp, 947 F.2d 292 (7th Cir. (1991), and personally tried 27 individual reinstatement claims in a nationwide Title VII class action.
Articles in the National Law Review database by James A. McKenna