Naureen Amjad is the Vice-Chair of the firm’s Employment, Labor & Benefits group. She is an experienced employment attorney representing clients across a wide variety of industries. She focuses her practice on employment litigation and counseling and advises management in all aspects of employment law.
Naureen’s employment law expertise includes defending employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in matters that involve claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge and violations of wage and hour statutes. She regularly counsels companies of all sizes on employee relations, employment agreements for non-supervisory employees up to C-suite executives, consultant agreements, vendor agreements, severance agreements, reductions in force, employee handbooks, employee benefit plans, various types of employment policies, occupational safety policies, COVID-19 policies, restrictive covenants and preventative litigation measures. Naureen is highly experienced with conducting workplace investigations and trainings on a variety of employment law topics including sexual harassment, accommodations and best practices. She is also a frequent author on federal, state and local employment law developments affecting businesses in a variety of industries.
Naureen has practiced in the labor and employment space for over a decade at large and mid-sized firms in Chicago. Immediately prior to joining Masuda Funai, she served as the leader of the employment law practice group of a Chicago law firm.
Naureen also has experience representing business clients in commercial litigation and trademark matters.
During law school, Naureen served as a judicial extern to Magistrate Judge David G. Bernthal of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois and Judge Holly F. Clemons of the Sixth Judicial Circuit.