Nancy Sasamoto counsels management in all aspects of employment law. Her expertise includes defending employers in state and federal courts and administrative agencies involving claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge, violations of wage and hour statutes and the enforcement of covenants not to compete. She has extensive experience preparing employment contracts, consulting agreements and personnel policies, as well as counseling clients with respect to leaves of absences, harassment investigations and employee fraud and embezzlement. She assists clients in implementing reductions in force and plant closings. Ms. Sasamoto is an experienced trainer, and frequently presents programs on harassment prevention, discrimination, business ethics and electronic discovery implications for employers.
Ms. Sasamoto also advises clients regarding pricing and other antitrust issues, licensing and intellectual property matters. Ms. Sasamoto represents clients in commercial litigation and in administrative matters before federal agencies. She has litigated distribution disputes, dealer termination, breach of warranty, trademark infringement and trade secret cases.
Ms. Sasamoto is a frequent author and speaker on employment and commercial litigation topics. She recently spoke as part of The Knowledge Group's webcast entitled "EEOC's Conciliation Efforts: Reviewability – Truth & Consequences for the Employer in 2015 and Beyond." She authored a chapter entitled, "Practical and Legal Considerations Prior to Conducting the Audit" in the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education's (IICLE) award-winning handbook, Conducting the Employment Practices Audit. Ms. Sasamoto has been named an Illinois "Super Lawyer" five times.