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Jeffrey J. Mayer

Partner 
71 South Wacker Drive
46th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
 
Tel:
312.634.5700
Fax:
312.424.1900
 
 

A commercial and business litigator, Jeff Mayer represents clients in real estate, complex scientific and technical contract issues involving matters as diverse as inert gases and brittle steel, as well as employment litigation. He serves as lead counsel in federal and state courts, arbitration tribunals, and before administrative agencies throughout the United States. Outside the courtroom, Jeff resolves disputes through mediation and arbitration with an emphasis in designing creative arbitration programs and clauses that protect clients' interests and budgets.

Serving clients in the restaurant, real estate, automotive, telecommunications, and education sectors, Jeff has litigated hundreds of employment disputes, including complex collective and class actions throughout the country. He has worked on employment disputes in multiple jurisdictions, including some of the nation's largest class and collective actions. A significant aspect of Jeff's practice includes advising clients in supply chain and purchasing matters. He litigates disputes with vendors, and advises companies on properly constructing their contracts.

Jeff is an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School, where he teaches real estate litigation. He frequently speaks and writes on arbitration, trial techniques, and supply chain and purchasing matters.
 
Representative Experience
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Telecommunications: Represented a company in connection with claims arising out of an asset purchase agreement involving the seller's fraudulent representation of the nationwide installation of defective antennas built into a mobile telephone network.
 
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Public Education: Represented a company in a complex international construction dispute.
 
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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Represented the defendant in the nation's then largest sexual harassment pattern and practice case.
 
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Franchisor: Represented a franchisor in connection with the enforcement and termination of various distribution agreements trying cases to verdict.
 
Published Works & Lectures
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ABA Midyear Meeting, Speaker, "Corporate Counsel Training Camp – Enhancing Skills for In-House Lawyers Dealing with IP, Employment, Contracts, and General Litigation Matters," February 2, 2017
 
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Inside Supply Management, Co-author, "ISM Mastery Model Competency: Supply Relationship Management," August 2016
 
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The Chicago Bar Association's Labor & Employment Law Committee Meeting, Speaker, "Employment Arbitration: A Discussion of Different Perspectives," February 10, 2016
 
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Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Contributing Author, "Cyber Security and Contracts: Have You Looked at Them Lately?" December 14, 2015
 
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Institute of Supply Management Annual Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, Presenter, "Lurking Relationship Risks: How to Protect Yourself in Business," 2015
 
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Institute of Supply Management International Conference, Dallas, Texas, Presenter, "Proper Approach to a Business Divorce," 2012
 
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Institute of Supply Management International Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, Presenter, “Beyond Warranties: Toward a Transparent Supply Chain,” 2012
 
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Quad Cities Chapter of the National Association of Purchasing Managers Workshop, Moline, Illinois, Presenter, "Managing Change and Disruption in the Supply Chain," 2012
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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The Joe Niekro Foundation, Board of Directors
 
Related Professional Experience
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Clerk for the Honorable Jack D.H. Hays and the Honorable James Moeller of the Arizona Supreme Court
 

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Jeffrey J. Mayer

Practice
Litigation
Education
J.D., Washington University School of Law; Order of the Coif Honor Scholar; Associate Editor Washington University Law Quarterly
LL.M., University of Michigan; International and Comparative Law
B.A., Duke University
Bar Admissions
Illinois
Michigan
New York
Ohio
 
 
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