FacultyFaculty/Author Profile
Nigel F. Telman

Nigel F. Telman

Proskauer Rose LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Nigel F. Telman leads the employment practice in the Chicago office and is co-head of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration Group. 

Nigel's practice is concentrated in litigating single and class action disputes arising out of claims of workplace harassment and employment discrimination. He also represents employers in collective and class actions involving allegations of wage and hour violations under federal and state law. In addition, Nigel has significant experience defending and enforcing Restrictive Covenant Agreements, as well as protecting employers' trade secrets and other confidential information from misappropriation by former employees through the institution of emergency litigation seeking temporary and permanent injunctive relief. Nigel utilizes his experience litigating employment-related disputes to counsel clients on effective ways to avoid such litigation. His counseling practice focuses on training and advising clients on ways to improve all aspects of the employment relationship, including techniques on how to make effective hiring decisions; reviewing and revising employment policies, practices and procedures; and advising on employee disciplinary matters, reductions in force and termination decisions. 

Nigel represents clients before state and federal courts throughout the country as well as before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Human Rights Commission and the American Arbitration Association. 

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

U.S. District Court, Illinois, Northern District

U.S. District Court, Michigan, Western District

Other Distinctions

Chambers USA: Labor & Employment 2014

US Legal 500: Labor & Employment: Labor & Employment Litigation 2010-2013

US Legal 500: Labor & Employment: Workplace & Employment Counseling 2011-2013 

“Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys – Top 100” Human Resources Executive, Lawdragon 2014

"Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys, 'Up and Comers,'" Human Resources Executive, Lawdragon 2011-2013

Fellows Class of Leadership Greater Chicago 2004

Related Practices

Employment Litigation & Arbitration
Non-Compete & Trade Secrets
Class/Collective Action
Employment Law Counseling & Training
Reductions in Force / Managing Change


Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1993
Cornell University School of Industrial & Labor Relations, B.S., 1986

Bar Admissions



  • twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • RSS

All Contents Copyright © 1996-2018 Practising Law Institute. Continuing Legal Education since 1933.

© 2018 PLI PRACTISING LAW INSTITUTE. All rights reserved. The PLI logo is a service mark of PLI.