John Levi

John Levi

John G. Levi is a partner in Sidley’s Chicago office. He represents major professional and financial services firms, national and multi-national corporations, as well as a host of medium-sized and smaller corporations in employment and labor matters before numerous federal and state courts, government agencies and arbitration forums. He regularly handles claims regarding wrongful termination, fair employment issues, restrictive covenants, wage and hour, and other employment related matters in these various forums. He negotiates with labor unions for unionized employers, and also handles mediations and arbitrations arising under collective bargaining agreements. In addition, Mr. Levi handles mediations and arbitrations for non-union companies. Mr. Levi also handles wage and hour disputes and other issues before the U.S. and Illinois Departments of Labor. He has counseled numerous clients regarding their internal policies and governance. He prepares and negotiates executive employment agreements and post-employment covenants and assists employers in enforcing non-competition agreements. Mr. Levi was appointed by President Obama to the eleven member Board of the Legal Services Corporation and was confirmed by the Senate and elected as Chairman of the Legal Services Board of Directors on April 7, 2010.

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Guest Appearances
May 10, 2022

The Justice Gap: The Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-income Americans

Coach Harbaugh and LSC Leaders Share What New Data Means for Nation's Justice Gap

August 15, 2019

ABA Annual Meeting 2019: Legal Services Corporation Concert

John Levi, Joey Jackson, Nancy Hays, and Robert Sims to discuss the purpose and goals of the Legal Services Corporation fundraiser concert at the ABA Annual Meeting 2019.

August 7, 2018

ABA Annual Meeting 2018: The Legal Services Corporation in Concert

Marty Balogh, John G. Levi, E. Faye Butler, Zachary Stevenson, and Judge Lora J. Livingston speak about the importance of properly funding legal services.