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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 associate in Mayer Brown's Chicago office. He has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts and also represents clients in arbitrations, mediations, and governmental and internal investigations. Richard’s civil practice is focused on labor and employment, ERISA, commercial disputes, and consumer class actions. Richard has extensive experience litigating claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, National Labor Relations Act, and other state and federal discrimination and consumer protection laws. He also has experience handling charges, investigations, and complaints brought by the Department of Labor (DOL), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Richard also has experience relating to Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) and has represented plan sponsors and other interested parties in class action litigation challenging a leverage 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 misclassifications, whistleblowers, electronic discovery, bring your own device (BYOD), employee monitoring, social media, and other privacy concerns.

Richard is a member of the Illinois Bar and is also a member of the trial bar for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. 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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