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Richard E. Nowak

Richard E. Nowak

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Securities Investigations: Internal, Civil and Criminal

Securities Investigations: Internal, Civil and Criminal

Richard E. Nowak is a Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner in Mayer Brown's Chicago office. He is an experienced trial attorney in both state and federal court and also represents clients in arbitrations, mediations, and governmental and internal investigations. Richard’s practice is focused on ERISA litigation, labor and employment, consumer class actions, and antitrust law. Richard has extensive experience litigating claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, National Labor Relations Act, and Sherman Act, among others. Rick also has experience handling charges, investigations, and complaints brought by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Labor (DOL), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In addition, Richard has significant experience relating to Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) and has represented plan sponsors and other interested parties in class action litigation challenging a leveraged ESOP transaction.

As part of his internal investigation work, Richard works with clients to develop policies and procedures to address ongoing concerns and to minimize ongoing enterprise risk on a variety of issues, including employee misclassification, whistle blowing, workplace harassment and discrimination, bring your own device, employee monitoring, social media, and antitrust issues.

Before joining Mayer Brown, Richard was an attorney for the City of Chicago’s Department of Law, where he defended the City and its employees in civil rights litigation in state and federal court.

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